My iphone is no longer recognised on my laptop, either in itunes or computer

for 18 months its worked fine, now for some reason it doesnt show on the computer at all, the lead works fine cos it charges form the mains adaptor, ive been through all the itunes and apple support and still nothing... please help

You should try another USB cable, charging and sending data through the cable is not completely the same, sending data is using other contacts inside the plug or docking connector.

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