Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
Have you tried another computer?
Another wall charger?
If it still happens I would make an appointment at theGenius Bar of an Apple store. Sounds like a hardwae problem to me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to lllaass)
i've tried all of those except trying it on another computer, but I will try that today. I dont think that will solve anything since the problem occurs when the iPad is plugged into the wall as well as a computer.
I just do not understand why the lightning bolt DID show up one time after a reset and the device appeared as if it had begun to charge very rapidly... was up from 2 or 3% to over 10 in less than a minute. I wonder if it had been able to charge fully, if the problem would have stopped? Because this happened the 1 time, I wonder if maybe I did something different during that reset that I did not realize I had done at the time.
And also why the iPad will charge very slowly even though it appears as if it is not charging. This leads me to believe the problem is something other than a physical/hardware problem, like the port being broken or something.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
and even though the computer and iTunes do not recognize the device being plugged in, the ipad recognizes that it is plugged into a computer and once again will charge very slowly just like it normally would with the words "not charging" on the screen, but without the lightning bolt or the words "not charging" appearing at all.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
It sounds to me like the 30 pin port on your iPad has gone bad/is going bad. I'd take it into the apple store and have them look at it. As long as you're within your year and barring any obvious signs of 'neglect or damage' it should be covered by the warranty
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to Skydiver119)
well, i took my iPad to the genius bar, and yeah, it looks like the 30-pin port has one bent pin. Unfortunately, even though my warranty is valid, there was nothing they could do for free, since my screen has a small crack and a slight dent in the case because my roomate's 2 year old daughter knocked it off of a table months ago and asked me for 250 dollars for a repair/replacement and I cannot afford that...
So... on to a new question, which deals with an extended warranty. The iPad was NOT purchased through apple, and though I do not have applecare+, I do have an upgraded extra service warranty from Best Buy, where the person who bought it originally purchased the device (it was an X-mas gift) and I do believe that this warranty has coverage for parts and repairs. Does anyone know if the Best Buy coverage would be more helpful in fixing or replacing the iPad than the bare-bones apple warranty? I can't spend the extra cash that I would need to dish out for a replacement from Apple, and I most likely wont for a good while. Anyone have experience with best buy's policy regarding repairs and parts coverage here who knows if they would cover this or not?
My last question is a bit of a stretch, but since I now know where the bent pin sits in the port, it is far easier for me to get the device to connect fully if i insert the plug in a certain way but this still can take a few minutes of trial and error and i wouldnt want to bend it any further doing it this way. So, would it be advisable to try and bend it back into position myself, since it is quite easy to see where the pin is popped up? I assume probably not, but I do have a family member who repairs electronics and is quite adept at this sort of thing...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
Can't hurt to take it into Best Buy and see what they will do. Might be more helpful than Apple, might not. Won't cost you anything but the trip.
As to DIY, I'd hold that as a last resort. It could void any remainder of the factory warranty...that said them refusing to fix the charging pin due to damage has pretty much scuppered that. Any further internal breakdowns will be attributed to that fall as well.
Still, I'd go to best buy first, see what they'll do. If they won't and all avenues are exhausted then you can look for DIY or non-authorized service repair
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to Skydiver119)
dude i shone a flashlight into it and ran the end of a fingernail cleaner thing in and out over the pin and it works perfectly fine. wow. what a waste of my time and probably yours too all this has been (my bad).... still gonna go up to best buy to see if maybe their warranty might cover the screen damage, though. cause that would be rad.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
and this is after the apple store guys all told me not to mess with it because it was so bent they wouldnt even touch it....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to leaveittogeezer)
I also have the same problem, could you expound in detail how theresolve