Outcry over iPhone 'Error 53' and bad USB Type-C cables

Be careful when replacing parts. Poorly made cables can fry a laptop, and iPhones will stop working if the Touch ID button is repaired outside of Apple. It's a lesson some are learning the hard way.

If you repaired your iPhone's home button, the phone may become completely unusable.

In this CNET Update, learn about the latest tech headaches that come with replacement parts and repairs. iPhone 6 and 6S owners that replaced the Touch ID button with an independent repair shop are discovering the nightmare of "Error 53" -- Apple's iOS 9 software will kill a phone if you don't get the home button fixed by Apple.

Also, Google engineer Benson Leung fried his Chromebook Pixel laptop with a poorly made USB Type-C charging cable he got off Amazon. But not all USB Type-C cables are bad, of course. You can read up on Lenug's reviews of other cables he tried.

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Outcry over iPhone 'Error 53' and bad USB Type-C cables

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