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rshanson Level 1 (0 points)

Last night when I went to go charge my iPad over night it wouldn't charge. I plugged it into the wall charger that it came with and it still wasn't working. I even tried my iMac this morning and it still wont charge. Please Help! I would like to use it again.

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    Is the 30 pin plug and docking connector clean? Try shake it a little for better contact.

  • rshanson Level 1 (0 points)

    I used Blow Off on both and it didn't change anything. I've tried other cords as well and no change.

  • Rysz Level 6 (8,132 points)

    In case it's a software issue, try a Reset:

    Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears (ignore the Slide to Power Off option that shows up first).

    Otherwise, you might need to take it to an Apple store for a Genius to check it out.

    Try to Reset your device. 
  • rshanson Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, So I did that and it said Not Charging while it was plugged in so I left it over night and when I looked at it this morning it still says not charging but it's almost full battery now. Odd..

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 (17,636 points)

    Try another reboot of your iPad. Press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously ignoring the red slider until the Apple logo appear. Let go of the buttons and let the iPad restart. See if that fixes your problem with the battery indicator.


    There have been reports of the battery indicator getting confused over time. Apple recommends running your battery all the way down once a month to avoid this problem. I've never done that, however, and my indicator seems to be working correctly. Hopefully the reboot will bring yours back to normal.


    Also it is normal, after the battery has been drained completely, that the iPad will appear to not be charging when you first plug it in. It seems to just sit there for some time. But eventually enough charge gets into the battery to permit the iPad to run and it begins to function normally again.

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    This same thing happened to my ipad

    I went to the apple store and they said, ya the port is not working. I said, how is that possible? They said, they couldn't fix it.

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    Then, on top of that, this happened after the last update. There is a consensus in the repair communities that is being said, the update, caused the ipad not to recognize the port. Guess what, if that is the case, then you cant even update it to update it.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 (17,636 points)

    Was your iPad still under warranty or had that expired. I always wondered about how the dock and the connectors would hold up over the long haul. There are quite a few connectors in a small space there for sure. I always try to insert and remove the connector carefully so as not to damage the thing. I don't think the port or the connector are fragile as such it's just that it's a complex piece of equipment that one can easily mess up.


    I've also heard of folks who managed to get some moisture in the port and that caused malfunctions. After drying the port worked normally again.

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    So I contacted these Ipad/Iphone repair companies....they said it can be repaired, but they have to pull the back off which may leave some marks. it's $150.00, and I will have to reboot the whiole ipad.


    My question is, "If these companies can do it, why won't Apple?"


    There solution was, Buy another ipad. They would sell it to me at $416.00.....if I had $416.00, after buying three ipad, 4 i phones, and Macbooks.....I would F--king not complain about a problem with a non broke ipad that doesn't charge.

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    yes its out of warranty...1 yr and a half...i was always cool with it, briefcase, or travel bag. it's BS

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    So does ur ipad charge or not?

  • rshanson Level 1 (0 points)

    I rebooted it again and it still seems to be confused with saying it's not charging but last night it was at 7% and it's now up to 100%. So, I suppose it's charging but it is taking a lot longer to charge fully then normal.

  • extraordinaire Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, when I plugged in the percentage kept going down.

  • Rysz Level 6 (8,132 points)

    I lost track of how you were charging the iPad, so I offer the following as a general FYI.


    The iPad requires a 10W power source, such as the wall charger that came with it, to charge at normal speed. If you continue to use the iPad while charging, it will take longer.


    Newer Macs, PCs and powered hubs usually come with high-power USB 2 ports, but that means 5W of power. Very old Macs and older and inexpensive PCs provided only 3W (some hubs or some hub ports, in fact, may not provide any power).


    When you charge the iPad thru ports that do not provide 10W of power, the message "Not Charging" appears in the status bar next to the battery icon, when you look at it. In fact, the iPad will charge, but only when it's in sleep mode.


    Also make sure your computer is on while charging the iPad via USB. If the iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.


    Hope this explained some of your concernes,


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