Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to James Ward4)
My cord is not like that. One end plugs into a wall outlet, Other end (it isn't in front of me so this is from memory) has 2 sprockets to connect to the charging cord. Neither end is USB-capable.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
Unless you are using a third party accessory for charging, the end of the cable that attaches to the charging block (the end that plugs into the wall socket) detaches. That is the USB plug.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
I have the cord in front of me. This came with the iPad 2 direct from Apple. The plug end is solid; nothing can pull apart. The other end is square wth a piece sticking out that has 2 long round connectors. It, too, is a solid piece with nothing to come part.
So ... where can I find the correct cord with the USB end ... OR ... where can I buy a flash drive for the iPad 2 to backup to?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
The cord for charging for the iPad should have two parts, assuming it standard apple issue. The block, which actually plugs into the wall, and the cord which plugs into the iPad and into the block. The end that connects to the block is actually a USB connector and will plug into your computer for synching.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
Also check oth retailers that sell iPads such Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc. pretty much any of them will sell it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to James Ward4)
That looks just like my cord BUT neither ends comes off. The square with 2 connectors says Volex AFC7H; the wall plug end says 01 62-0168 Designed by Apple in California.
I tried to pull off eiher end to expose a USB connector to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
Does anyone have a link? I searched and found some cords but want to be sure I buy the right one. I'll list 3 examples that seem similar but vary in price from $3.99 to $22.75. Do I want the charger type, sync type or another not listed?
USB Data/Charging Cable for iPad / iPad 2
Extra Long USB Sync Cable Cord Charger for Apple iPhone, iPad 2, iPod Touch, Nano (Black, 2 pcs, 6ft)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 1:41 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
I bought the last I listed. 2 cords arrived and I'll attempt to hook one up tonight to be sure it fits right. Then I'll be back to ask why I need them. Seriously, memory issues and am not sure from reading if it is fior iCloud or iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
Ok, I went to a couple of the links provided -- thanks, again -- and if I read right and understood it ... using iTunes to backup I can backup everything and not certain things like using iCloud. I hook up the USB cord (still didn't try to connect) to th iPad and my netbook (or another hard drive), go to iTunes, and back it all up. I hope the backup setting isn't hidden
Now, I'm wondering ...
how long this backup might take
will I have OS issues backing up to my Windows netbook
do I need to install/modify anything on external hard drive
am I better off putting backups on Win netbook or external HDD (I'm thinking external due to size of HDD)
is there any Flash drive that will hold my iPad backups? In my mind I picture the Flash drive going into a USB port, and the USB cord doing the same, so I'd need ... an adapter? Cord goes into adapter, adaper goes into Flash drive...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to PinkiPadLostHerPassCantRecover)
No, you will not be able to store the backups to a flash drive. And actually no need to. iTunes will store is for you on the computer, convenient since only iTunes can use it.