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Troubles with first Gen ipad

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Jwpj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 29, 2012 5:18 PM

Hello all,

 

I just received a first generation ipad and I'm having a few problems with it. The ipad was sitting in an office drawer for a long time. Today, I plugged it into an ipad charger, and it was charging super slow (after about 6 hours, was at 13%).

 

I brought it home and plugged it into my new ipad wall wart, and now it doesn't seem to be charging at all. I've tried several cables, and nothing.

 

Second issue: It got to the connect to iTunes screen, but my computers won't recognize it. Tried my mini running Lion and also my vista laptop.

 

Any suggestions on what might be wrong?

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,305 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to Jwpj)

    Do you have the latest iTunes? The iPad 1 may not need the latest iTUnes, but it's possible that what's on yoru computer is too old for it.

     

    There may also be issues with your 30 pin port on the iPad. Does it look clean in there? dust or dirt could keep the charger from making contact.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,305 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to Jwpj)

    Gonna sound silly, but you are using an iPad charger and not an iPhone one? They have different power levels with the iPhone putting out half the power of the iPad charger.

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