On plugging her phone to a power source, there was no sign of anything being plugged in. She noticed nothing happened – no beep, no sound, no illumination. “Ok maybe it’s from the power source”, she thought.
Switched it OFF and ON tried again, nothing happened, phone is not charging. “Maybe it’s from the wall adapter”, she brought it close to her nose if she would perceive any funny smell. Nothing. “But I just used this charger this morning”, “Which kind winch be this, she exclaimed.
The scenario above is one of such cases where the USB cable that comes with your phone suddenly goes bad. Always pray that such a day never comes to pass.
Your USB cable is made up of 4 strands of cable; 2 serves for charging the phone, while the other 2 serves for data transfer with a PC. Most of the time, when the stock cable that comes with your device gets bad, getting a replacement becomes a Herculean task.
Either it only charges without working for data transfer ,or it transfers data without charging, or it takes ages to charge, or in worse cases, it doesn’t grip firmly when plugged to your phone, forcing you to adjust the phone to awkward positions before you can charge or transfer data.
You might end up stealing a friend’s cable before you have something that works :-). This probem is always prevalent among by Blackberry and iPhone users.
Now you see why you have to guard your original USB cable and handle it with all the care you can, because chances are you won’t easily find a replacement that will serve you with same satisfaction.
Reminds me of the quote,
You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone.