Few people would dispute that Apple is an innovative and popular brand. However, even then, this doesn’t mean that bad luck can’t strike with a product or two – especially when clumsy customers come into possession of them! Even the best chargers can break from time to time for a myriad of reasons, and when that happens, its best to prepare for the repair!

How to Repair your Apple Charger

There’s also the case that sometimes Apple overprice their products, so if you’re frugal with your money, it might be best to try and fix things yourself than invest in replacements straight away. That said, you should be prepared to swap components out in the worst-case scenarios!
Consequently, here’s how to repair your apple charger.

Careful inspection

When your apple charger breaks, start off with a careful inspection. After all, you can’t repair anything without first locating the issue. Look over both the USB cable and the plug and see if you can identify any problems like chewed components or dented and dirty prongs. Additionally, it’s also worth checking the power outlet itself, so test other sockets with different chargers to see if there’s any problems with those or indeed your own devices ports. It may all just be a false alarm where the charger itself is concerned!
After your inspection, it’s time to ascertain as to whether or not you can make any repairs yourself…

Repair or replace?

Depending on the extent of the damage and your level of expertise, you may want to make repairs yourself. In that case, you can utilise companies like RS Components to get all the equipment you need to make progress here. If damage is discovered in the wiring of the cable, a careful hand, a keen eye and a tactfully used soldering iron might just be enough to mend any breakages you find.

The charger may also not be working in the event of a twisted cable. If that’s the problem, gently detach the cable from the plug and your device and straighten it out. Cover any eroded plastic with some gaffer tape to protect any exposed wires, and then reattach the cable to the plug and your device. This will ensure that the charge isn’t disrupted in future, nor vulnerable to any further damages.

If the cable is in good condition and the power adapter is at fault, it’s probably best to call in an expert or replace the plug entirely if you’re not proficient with electronics. Not every repair can or should be made by you, and there’re some things that can’t be fixed so easily. If you tinker, you may just make things worse, and at the very least waste your time.


Only the most easy and basic repairs can really be made on an Apple charger. Beyond that, a decision needs to be made as to whether it’s worth your time and effort. Remember, you’re still repairing the whole charger even if you’re just buying a new plug, so don’t shy away from that option if it’s absolutely necessary!

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.