So I showed up at work yesterday with my iPhone in hand ready to tackle another busy day as a hospitalist. I looked down to discover that my iPhone had 70% of its charge missing. It's hard to make it through an eight hour day as a hospitalist without a cell phone. I know I plugged it in the night before. I figured the iPhone charger wasn't plugged in all the way. So I called Mrs Happy and asked her to bring my charger to work. She did. I plugged it in at work and nothing. No charge at all. I tried three different outlets. I even plugged the iPhone charger into the USB port of the computer I spilled coffee all over. Nothing. No charge at all. I thought this was the end. My iPhone was at least two years old. I knew I could get the new iPhone 4 at a discount. After taking a moment of silence for my dying 3G iPhone, I called Mrs Happy and told her I thought it was time to upgrade our phones to the new iPhone 4.
So I grabbed my phone and gave it a few quick blows in the power connector. Then I plugged it in. And wouldn't you know it. The darn thing started charging. So I called Mrs Happy back.Happy: Good morning. Thanks for bringing my iPhone charger, but I plugged my phone in and it still doesn't workMrs Happy: It's probably just the outlet. Did you try a different outlet?Happy: Yes. I tried three different outlets. I even plugged it into the computer. I got nothing. The thing is almost out of battery and I can't get it to charge. I think it's time to get new phones.Mrs Happy: Did you try blowing on the connection? My dad blows on stuff to fix it.Happy: Laughing. OK then. Blowing huh? I'll give it a shot.
If you ever find that your iPhone stops charging, try blowing on the connectors and that just might fix the problem. Perhaps some dust is preventing a good connection.Happy: You're never going to believe this. I blew on the connectors and it worked. The thing started charging. You'll have to tell your Dad it actually works.Mrs Happy: Laughing.