Computer not recognizing iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Jackiemad, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jackiemad
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    My home computer is not recognizing my iPad when I plug it in and it is not charging from the computer either.

    My computer says "camera" found and asks me what i want to open it with (corel, epson, etc)

    It has worked previous to this...I didn't change any settings other than choosing for it not to automatically sync.

    Thanks!
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    Welcom to the forum

    The only thing that does recognize an iPAD is the iTunes program. You must install it.
    Regarding charge. search the forum for the word charge.
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    tzimisce iPad Addict

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    Occasionally I also get this - my desktop recognizes the iPad as a third-party hardware when I plug it in (even with iTunes open), but what I do is disconnect it, and connect again - and iTunes will pick it up the second time. Not sure why it happens, though.
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    As Peled said, there is lots of information on the forum about charging iPads. A 'normal' PC or Mac USB connector cannot supply sufficient current to properly charge the iPad (it depends on what you're doing), so it displays 'Not Charging' to warn you. The special iPad charger, although it's USB, is rated at 10W - significantly more than a standard USB connection. If, for some reason, you don't have your iPad charger with you, then I guess a standard USB connection is better than nothing, but it's wise to have that Apple charger with you. By the way, if you have an iPod or an iPhone you have the same problem; those chargers, too, cannot supply sufficient current to reliably charge the iPad - only the special 10W iPad charger will do that.

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    A 5W iPod/iPhone charger will charge the iPad, just not as quickly as the 10W-rated charger. (The issue isn't one about "reliability", but rather a lower current/power.)

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