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    something wrong with battery, I think

    Around 3 am, I plugged my iPad into the wall socket with the supplied power cord. I think it was around 20-30% power. At about 1 pm, I found it having a red line and a white bolt (even when plugged in), and no display of anything else. It's been that way since. I've tested it by plugging it into multiple outlets.

    I have an iPad 1 that is 16 months old, and has been in frequent use, with little/no problems. The battery life, up until now, had been close to the 10 hrs. specified. I can't seem to be able to do anything with it now.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Have you tried a different cord and/or charger?It's possible that one of them is defective.
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    Tried different cord. Charger charges a friend's phone. So, not that. Thanks.

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    Your iPad may be defective.You should take it to you local Apple store or the store you bought it from.If it is defective,you may be able to get a trade in discount on a refurbished iPad.A word of advice,make sure to back up your iPad before taking it in.If you get a replacement,you can set it up from the backup you created.
    If you can't back up your iPad,you will lose any data stored on it since your last backup.
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    Hi Norman--do you think that your battery has become defective or has ran out of its life cycles? Since it is the original iPad, I am wondering if that is the case.

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    From what I've read, if it's running out of battery life cycles, that would happen gradually (and after 1000 or so complete cycles). I've had maybe 300 complete cycles with no problems. I was getting 9 or 10 hrs battery life per charge until just now.

    More likely that the battery is defective or there's something else wrong.

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    I would agree and had mentioned that also that the battery may be defective. Not knowing your charging practices it was something that was worth mentioning. Having said that, as Scifan mentioned, best to have this checked out. They can better assist you with this.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57 View Post
    Your iPad may be defective.You should take it to you local Apple store or the store you bought it from.If it is defective,you may be able to get a trade in discount on a refurbished iPad.A word of advice,make sure to back up your iPad before taking it in.If you get a replacement,you can set it up from the backup you created.
    If you can't back up your iPad,you will lose any data stored on it since your last backup.
    I'm not sure that I will be able to back up my iPad, which is why I really don't want a replacement if I can help it, but would rather have it fixed.

    I bought it on-line directly through Apple.

    Thanks.

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    Apple's normal policy when an iPad is brought in for repair is to offer a replacement unit rather than repair your unit.This gives much quicker turnaround times.Even if they repaired your iPad and returned it to you,all your data and content would be wiped from the iPad as part of the repair process.There is no real advantage in having your iPad repaired and returned over receiving a replacement refurbished iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57 View Post
    Apple's normal policy when an iPad is brought in for repair is to offer a replacement unit rather than repair your unit.This gives much quicker turnaround times.Even if they repaired your iPad and returned it to you,all your data and content would be wiped from the iPad as part of the repair process.There is no real advantage in having your iPad repaired and returned over receiving a replacement refurbished iPad.
    Thanks.

    I'm really hoping that this problem corrects itself on its own.


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