Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to roxyann)
Your charger might be broken I have seen it with other people when this has happened, all you need to do is buy a new charger BUT if this is expensive for you go round your friends house and if they have an Ipad BORROW THEIR CHARGER.
If your friends don't have one or if theirs does not work then buy a new one
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to roxyann)
If different chargers and different cords don't fix the issue, then you may have an issue with the 30 pin port on the iPad. Barring any obvious signs of 'abuse or neglect' port issues should be covered by the warranty. So make an appointment at your local apple store and have them check it out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to roxyann)
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%.
How to Calibrate Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Battery
At this link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/galaxy-tab-android-tablet,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 http://www.macworld.com/article/1150356/ipadcharging.html
Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at
Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level
New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2
Apple Batteries - iPad http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)
New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use
Tips About Charging for New iPad 3
Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips
iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger
Install and use Battery Doctor HD
In rare instances when using the Camera Connection Kit, you may notice that iPad does not charge after using the Camera Connection Kit. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad from the charger will resolve this issue.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to roxyann)
I've recently purchased an iPad mini and on most computer USB ports I get the "Not Charging" message. This occurs even though the iPad is charging, albeit very slowly. My guess is that the Not Charging message displays whenever the current is below a specific threshold, though I can still charge slowly. Perhaps you are in the same situation? Bottom line, the iPad needs more juice than the iPhone and many computer USB ports just weren't built for that.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to roxyann)
Just came across this article on iPad charging. It explains things pretty clearly, I think.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to roxyann)
I bought my son an Ipad 4 for Xmas and my friend bought her son one as well. 3 weeks ago the charger stopped working. Took it to the shop and they said it was not the charger but the ipad and that if it was the software I would have to pay to ge tit fixed. They sent if off along with the Charger and it came back from Apple Care saying that they could not reroduce the problem. It was charged to 74%. Again I tried to charge it and the same thing happened. It just sat there and the charging symbol did not come on. Bought another cable (not an ipad one) and this didn't work either. I have now discovered that rather than push the end into the Ipad all the way, just push it in slightly. I am charging it just now as we speak and it seems to be working ok, however, I remember reading some review that this seems to be a fault in this Ipad. My friend also had to go and buy another Ipad charger. We are both disgusted.