Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Wise1305)
You must have an older PC (windows). The USB ports cannot handle or charge the iPad. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes. Older versions will not recognize the iPad. Do this and you should be fine.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to BB623)
Thank you for your reply. I have now plugged it back in and it has synced my kindle books and photos etc which is the main thing I wanted. however ipad still says 2 not charging" although i'm pretty sure I've now got the latest itunes update. How can I check if I have?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Wise1305)
The 'not charging' message is to be expected, a lot of computers don't provide enough power to their USB ports to charge iPads at a sufficient rate (the iPad might still be charging slowly even though it says 'not charging'). From http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4060 :
The fastest way to charge your iPad is with the included 10W 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. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when it's in sleep mode.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to Wise1305)
A standard USB port can put out a max 500 mA on a port (which is the max that the USB standard calls for). On a lower-end PC, the USB ports often share a bus that further imposes a limit on the total amount sent to all the ports.
iPads require 1000 mA to charge (note the power output information on the iPad power brick). I don't know of any PC vendor, other than Apple, that equips their systems with USB ports that can put out that much power. I presume that there are probably vendors of high-end motherboards for do-it-yourself PCs that offer such a feature.
To charge your iPad, you will need to use the provided charging accessory, a certified iPad-compatible accessory, or connect the device to a Mac computer with a late-model Mac (well, at least since late 2009).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to Wise1305)
Saying 'not charging' is totally normal. And actually your iPad does charge...but it's a trickle charge. as in charging it will take hours and hours and you can't be using it at the time. The best way to charge it is as Penguin says, plugged into the wall.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Skydiver119)
Thank you. I'll stick to the wall method! At least it'll still download my photos and apps etc
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to Wise1305)
Hey download this http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/ then use WIN RAR to extract it run the program then before you press finish unplug all disks for example, Ipad, USB thumb drives, i phone, ipod, etc. MAKE SURE YOU PICK RESTART NOW> after restarting you can plug your iPad in to charge. This gives your computer's USB ports more power.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to BML48)
Thanks a lot man this works for me.... now its so easy to handle ipad hats off man thank