Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to angelodeflo)
First, try giving the device a reset. Hold down the sleep and home keys, past when you see the red power down slider and until you see the silver apple. Let it reboot and see if that helps.
Just because plugging your device in turns on the ipad, doesn't mean that the port is perfectly fine. It means that PART of that port is fine. It's called a 30 pin port for a reason. 15 little connections on each side, and each of those has different functions. Some charge, some for data transfer. Part of it can be working and other parts can't be.
The reset may help with that. If you have a can of air, give that port a good blowout. Something as random as a chunk of dust can obstruct a connection. Just don't go digging in there because those connections are nothing more than super thin bits of metal wrapped around silicon. Mess them up and then anything that's going on may go from manufacturer's defect to accidental damage and if you have any warranty left that'll void it.
That charger that you're using, is it an ipad charger? If you have an iPhone it can be easy to confuse them and the iPhone charger doesn't work well with the iPad since the iPhone charger puts out half the power the iPad wants.
On your computer, have you tried to plug it into different USB ports? Sometimes when one acts up on your computer/device, using a different port can help with that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to angelodeflo)
Try this first - Reset the iPad by holding down on the Sleep and Home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons. (This is equivalent to rebooting your computer.)
And this - Unplug the charger from the iPad and then replug. May resume charging.
Or - Recalibrate the battery. See link below.
The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W or 12W (5W on Mini) 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 (2.5W, 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
Best Practices for iPad Battery Charging
Tips About Charging for New iPad 3
How to Save and Prolong the battery life of your new ipad
Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips
iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger
Install and use Battery Doctor HD
To Extend a Device’s Battery Life, Get to Know It Better
iPad Battery Replacement
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 ModeratedApr 22, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Skydiver119)
If I was to guess it would be the port, but sometimes when i come back it say charging.. soo then again im not sure.. i dont wiggle it to find its spot or nothing it just happens to be charging...only rarly tho.. thats how im still able to use it,..
For the restart meaning a soft restart not a factory restart?if so it didnt help.. and for the charger yes it is an ipad charger.. the adapter is model ach210w if that helps
And tried every usb ports on the pc and laptop..nothing and ive used it with the laptop before and it worked in any port.