How to Fix the Cable Lightning Apple

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Introduction: How to Fix the Cable Lightning Apple

About: One day I´ll be an eletrical engineer, I like fix things, study anything and drink much coffee.

Hi people, this is my first instructable, I don´t write very well in english, so sorry me for this...

Many people have iphones, ipads, and ipods, their original cable sometimes break, and then you need to buy another one, and how Apple charges a lot for their original cables, found a way to fix them without too much difficulty, the only basic requirement to be able to fix is a brief knowledge at electronic practice.

Step 1: Necessary Materials

You will need:
1 cutting pliers

1 stylus 15 cm shrink tube 2mm

1 soldering iron (I advise to use 30w)

1 lighter

1 tin tube

Step 2: Let´ S Go

take the broken cable and look at its two ends, that is more bent or broken appear is that we must cut off;

(the image cable is functioning normally, when I bought it, I put a shrink tube)

Step 3: Cutting the Cable

Now that you found the broken end, cut the cable 2 cm connector distance;

take a stylus and strip the cable, you will now see a metal shield, CAREFULLY with the stylus remove the shield after you will find the thread, now do the same thing in another part of the wire.

Step 4:

Now that step
Peel off the wire ends and solder the end of them, do the same in the other part of the cable, now cut a piece of about 1 cm of the shrink tube and place the wires, solder the wires to their respective colors and after that place the pieces of tube in spot welds, take the lighter and dryer and retract them. After all combine all cables already soldiers and wrap with electrical tape after to give a better finish on the cable if you want to use another shrink tube of larger caliber and apply.

Thank you guys, any doubt ask me...

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    12 Comments

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    ptrivp
    ptrivp

    2 months ago

    Very good tutorial. I have this recurring problem with my cables. In the past, I have tried to fix 3.5mm jack cables but sure, these are infinitely more difficult. Now I know how to fix them. Thanks and best regards!

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    Logixal
    Logixal

    1 year ago

    hi there, if you would like i can fix the english in this tutorial for you if youd like? otherwise great tut my friend! keep it up!

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    Jjade483
    Jjade483

    1 year ago

    I can't even remember how many lightning cables I ever had... now I know how to fix them! Thank you a lot!!!

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    FelipeB46
    FelipeB46

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for the comment, glad to know that i helped :D

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    guru7236
    guru7236

    2 years ago

    very useful.
    many of my cables are in troubles..
    I will try. thanks!!

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    iLLoGiK
    iLLoGiK

    Question 2 years ago on Step 4

    I have an ion all star guitar that you can use an iPad with. It came with 30 pin connector seeing it’s an older product. Can I remove the 30 pin connector and attach a lighting cable head the same way? Noticed the 30 pin connector cable is slightly thicker.

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    FelipeB46
    FelipeB46

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes Man, you can do the same with the 30-pin but it will be a little harder to do...

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    JonathonH14
    JonathonH14

    4 years ago

    can you do the same with any usb card to make a longer cable out of it

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    FelipeB46
    FelipeB46

    Reply 4 years ago

    I recommend that you use a USB extender

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    JonathonH14
    JonathonH14

    Reply 4 years ago

    ok thanks for the reply this will come in handy so i dont have to keep buying new ones when they brake

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Great tutorial. I have had to do this to repair several of my cables.

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    FelipeB46
    FelipeB46

    Reply 4 years ago

    tanks friend, I decided to do this tutorial because I had never found a complete tutorial