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FIVEby5IVE Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
Hi all,

I got my iPad a couple of days ago. When I connect it to the USB port on my PC it will sync with iTunes and do everything it's meant to. However at the top of the iPad it will say "Not Charging" next to the battery icon. It will charge when connected to the mains outlet but not via PC. The USB ports on my PC are 2.0. (MY iPhone charges fine when connected to these ports also)

Thanks in advance

Windows Vista, iPhone 3Gs (16GB), iPad (16GB)
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,985 points)
    HI,

    If you haven't done so, try switching USB ports to connect the iPad to.

    Could be a defective Dock connector port or cable.

    Might be a good idea to take the iPad to have it looked at.















    Carolyn
  • FIVEby5IVE Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Thanks looks like my USB ports don't have the power required.

    Not a big problem just need to use the main power adapter

    Thanks for everyone's help

  • RAN1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's my understanding the Ipad will not charge while on USB on you pc. You must us the wall charger.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)
    It's my understanding the Ipad will not charge while on USB on you pc.

    It will not charge as fast as a wall charger but it should charge.
    Also, not all USB ports on your computer are the same. Usually, the ports on the back have enough power to charge.
  • stevenfrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When it says "Not Charging", it is charging fine at lower current. It is an Apple scam to get you to buy more expensive extras like chargers for your iPad. Any everyday USB will charge it, a Bose dock will charge it, just more slowly which is better for the battery anyhow. It will always say "Not Charging" unless it is an Apple product charging it. A scam, period. Don't be suckered by Apple into buying lots of expensive goodies, that is all it is., a scam. Apple is the new IBM, all serve without question.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,360 points)

    stevenfrom wrote:

     

    When it says "Not Charging", it is charging fine at lower current. It is an Apple scam to get you to buy more expensive extras like chargers for your iPad. Any everyday USB will charge it, a Bose dock will charge it, just more slowly which is better for the battery anyhow. It will always say "Not Charging" unless it is an Apple product charging it. A scam, period. Don't be suckered by Apple into buying lots of expensive goodies, that is all it is., a scam. Apple is the new IBM, all serve without question.

    That's incorrect.  The "Not Charging" message is triggered when the charge rate is below a predefined minimum current.  It has absolutely nothing to do with regard to Apple not being the manufacturer.  Just for the record, I get that message when connected to the keyboard USB port on my iMac.

     

    Be that as it may, the lower current may be sufficient to charge an idle iPad but, of course, it will take longer.  If, however, you are using the iPad to any significant degree, the lower charge current might not be enough to make up for the current being used and, in that case, the battery will run down.

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (61,290 points)

    stevenfrom wrote:

     

    When it says "Not Charging", it is charging fine at lower current. It is an Apple scam to get you to buy more expensive extras like chargers for your iPad. Any everyday USB will charge it, a Bose dock will charge it, just more slowly which is better for the battery anyhow. It will always say "Not Charging" unless it is an Apple product charging it. A scam, period. Don't be suckered by Apple into buying lots of expensive goodies, that is all it is., a scam. Apple is the new IBM, all serve without question.

    Your post is total nonsense.

     

    Stedman

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,360 points)

    stedman1 wrote:

     

    stevenfrom wrote:

     

    When it says "Not Charging", it is charging fine at lower current. It is an Apple scam to get you to buy more expensive extras like chargers for your iPad. Any everyday USB will charge it, a Bose dock will charge it, just more slowly which is better for the battery anyhow. It will always say "Not Charging" unless it is an Apple product charging it. A scam, period. Don't be suckered by Apple into buying lots of expensive goodies, that is all it is., a scam. Apple is the new IBM, all serve without question.

    Your post is total nonsense.

     

    Stedman

    I thought that I had told you not to beat around the bush.  Say what you mean!

     

     

  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,830 points)

    stevenfrom wrote:

     

    When it says "Not Charging", it is charging fine at lower current. It is an Apple scam to get you to buy more expensive extras like chargers for your iPad. Any everyday USB will charge it, a Bose dock will charge it, just more slowly which is better for the battery anyhow. It will always say "Not Charging" unless it is an Apple product charging it. A scam, period. Don't be suckered by Apple into buying lots of expensive goodies, that is all it is., a scam. Apple is the new IBM, all serve without question.

    Which is why they include the "expensive extra" charger with the iPad when you buy it....  pretty strange scam....

  • stevenfrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It says "Not charging" when in fact it is. It is a scam. Your devotion to the Apple religion is clouding your mind.

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (61,290 points)

    stevenfrom wrote:

     

    It says "Not charging" when in fact it is. It is a scam. Your devotion to the Apple religion is clouding your mind.

    Scam? Really?

     

    Stedman

  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,830 points)

    Good grief....

  • mmcdonald2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try this:

     

    http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/

     

    It worked for my Dell Laptop.

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