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Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone for 2020. Announced on October 13th and released November 13th, the iPhone 12 Pro Max sports a 6.7" OLED display, a triple rear camera system with LiDAR, and 5G connectivity. Successor to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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Guide for replacing lightning port

Hi, I see you sell the part for replacing the lightning port on a 12 pro max, but I can’t find and ifixit guide on the subject, is one available?

I’ve had the phone since launch, it’s now stopped charging unless placed in a specific position, I’ve cleaned the port, tried multiple cables and chargers with no luck, I’ve only ever used MFI certified anker or apple cables. Is there anything else I can try?

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Other than replacing the iPhone 12 Pro Max Lightning Connector Assembly I can't see any other answer.

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Hi

As @danj had said ,it’s probably time for a new lightning port

However

When you cleaned it did you clean it properly,I suggest you look at it again and use a pair of fine tipped tweezers or a seeing needle to clean it and finish it off with some isopropyl alcohol

Iv seen many lightning ports that claim to have been cleaned but they aren’t cleaned properly

If that doesn’t work it’s time for a new port

Hopefully this helps

Any questions please ask

Thanks:-)

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Thank you for your advice!

I did use a pair of fine tipped tweezers but will try some alcohol.

How do I request a guide on how to do this from ifixit? It makes no sense to me that they sell the part but have no guide

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@telstar17

Unfortunately I think all you can do is request they make one over on ifixit meta(linked below)

https://meta.ifixit.com/

If it comes to replacing the port I can get you one if you would like but it won’t be from ifixit:-)

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I will do that!

I just tried the isopropyl alcohol and fine tipped tweezers and was shocked how much rubbish came out, I’ve never had so much in there before and have always managed to clean it with just tweezers. It seems to be charging much better! Thank you so much for your help!

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@telstar17

Your most welcome!

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help with:-)

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As Said By Dan, I don't think any other option exist better try replacing the post before it transcending

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Hi John,

Glad to hear you got your phone working again without having to replace the charging port!

Just for future reference for you or anyone else looking for a guide, although there isn't one here in iFixit yet, there is a French site called SOSav that does have a very usable guide for replacing the iPhone 12 Pro Max charging port. There are some idiosyncrasies in the translation such as calling flex cables 'tablecloths' and Phillips screws 'cruciform', but outside of those it's very usable.

Charging connector iPhone 12 Pro Max repair - Free guide - SOSav

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i found a youtube video on how to do it hope this helps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSy_kjkR...

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