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My ipad is not charging

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Julie St-Pierre Calculating status...
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Apr 27, 2012 9:11 AM

My ipad is not charging

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to Julie St-Pierre)

    If not charging when connected to the power adaptor, the problem can be with the power adaptor, the cable, or with the iPad.


    Do you have another USB cable to rule out a problem with the existing cable being used?


    If not, call AppleCare or make an appointment at an Apple store if there is one nearby.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,220 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to Julie St-Pierre)

    The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter (5W). When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge very slowly (but iPad indicates not charging). Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.


    Apple recommends that once a month you let the iPad fully discharge & then recharge to 100%.


    At this link,3014-11.html , tests show that the iPad 2 battery (25 watt-hours) will charge to 90% in 3 hours 1 minute. It will charge to 100% in 4 hours 2 minutes. The new iPad has a larger capacity battery (42 watt-hours), so using the 10W charger will obviously take longer. If you are using your iPad while charging, it will take even longer. It's best to turn your new iPad OFF and charge over night. Also look at The iPad's charging challenge explained


    Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at

    Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About t/

    Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level beyond-100-battery-level/

    New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2 d-2.html


    Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips


     Cheers, Tom

  • Carrie F. Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 10:29 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    So, I have my iPad plugged into the wall adapter that came with it, but it's not charging all of the sudden. I have restarted it with and without the power cord attached. Startup with the power cord attached tells me it isn't charging. If I restart without it plugged in, I get no message at all.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,305 points)
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    May 11, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to Carrie F.)

    There are 4 main causes of an iPad not charging when plugged into the wall:


    Bad outlet

    Bad power brick

    Bad USB Cable

    Bad port on the iPad.


    Replicating the issue with another outlet rules out the first one.

    If you have another power brick and cable, swapping them out rules out the next two. (if you don't don't worry)


    If all that gets ruled out what's left is the 30 pin port going bad. It happens, happened to mine. Barring any obvious signs of neglect or abuse, the brick, cable and iPad itself should be covered under the warranty. (providing it's less than a year old or under the extended warranty). I'd make an appointment at your local apple store and have them look at it. They will have to go through the troubleshooting to diagnose which part it is. If they diagnose manufacturer's defects, you should walk out of there with a new brick, cable or device. (so back it up before y ou go, just in case)

  • netty12 Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to Skydiver119)

    mine says not charging so its gone in for repair but it has a small dent on the casing corner??? does this mean it is not covered by the warentee its only 4 months old but was working fine until it refusedf to charge???

  • DianaINFINITE Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to netty12)

    NETTY12 - APPLE will Void your warranty, no matter how big the dent is, (my dent was from a bump on the door) smaller than a grain of rice) & Apple ( a-holes cough cough) voided it & watted $300 to repair , ipad originally cost me $350!!!


    Never buying another apple product agien.


    listen up apple, ur right under WAL-MART on my List!


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