Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 5:51 PM (in response to christinefromjoliet)
There is nothing wrong. The ports may not supply enough power to charge the iPad. You are supposed to use the power adapter and plug into the wall socket. Read this for more information.
Copied from the article.
Note: Some USB 2.0 ports and accessories do not provide enough power to charge iPad. When this occurs the message "Not Charging" appears in the status bar next to the battery icon.
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to christinefromjoliet)
The iPad requires a stronger charge than the iPod or iPhone - and many USB slots can not power it. Some other users have reported that their iPad is in fact slowly charging, but that the display doesn't indicate it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 5:58 PM (in response to PogoPossum)
Figured there was that possibility when I went back to edit in a question about USB 3.0. I'm still getting used to this computer and Windows 7 and how it reacts to my iDevices. It was more puzzling than anything. So I guess I'll have to remember to charge first and then connect to my computer for updating and upgrading.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to christinefromjoliet)
If you read the article you will find that the iPad may in fact be charging but very very slowly.
I have a MacBook and the iPad charges fairly well from this - while the computer is on and awake. However, I still plug into the wall charger every night.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 6:12 PM (in response to Demo)
If my iPhone is connected to my MacBook Pro when my iPad 2 is connected, the iPhone continues to charge but the iPad does not charge, or it doesn't show as charging if it is. If my iPhone is not connected when my iPad is connected, the iPad charges and reveals as being charged. I mostly use the power connector to charge my iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to christinefromjoliet)
Read the posts from Electricfx for a possible solution at the following link:
Also read the subsequent posts for words of caution. I can personally confirm this solution works on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2011 1:52 AM (in response to christinefromjoliet)
Sorry Demo. USB 3 should provide 900mA as opposed to USB 2'2 500mA. Still well short of the mains adapter's 2 amps though.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2011 3:09 AM (in response to tonefox)
@tonefox - I stand corrected - obviously I was not aware of that.
@Allan and Pogo - I DO use the power adapter to charge my iPad. I merely shared the fact that when my iPad is connected to my MacBook - it does a pretty decent job of charging. I can see the charging indicator and the percentage continues to rise as well.
My iPad is only connected to my MacBook when I am getting ready to sync or when I'm "experimenting" to help users as I peruse this ASC.
I stated to the OP that the best way to charge is by using the power adapter and that is the way I routinely charge my iPad.