iPad 4 suddenly not charging at wall! ...on Christmas eve... Help!

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    Hello all, we purchased an iPad 4 for my son in November. No problems at all until last night. He plugged it in to charge and this morning, it is still not charged. Just showing the plug it in icon (which of course we had done). I have tried my iPad 2 plug unit but unable as yet to try an alternative lightning cable as it the only lightning device we have...until Santa comes tonight. Would love to know if anyone else had trouble with the cable or if it is more likely an iPad issue. This will help me to decide whether to hotfoot it to the i store or just await new cable from Santa. Thank you.
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    To be honest I would return the item and get it checked, if there is a problem with the unit then it will be replaced, rather than waiting till all the shops close for holidays and then finding there is a problem.

    Let us know how you get on
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    Thank you. We have found a friend with Lightning cable and it works :eek: but will, thanks to your advice, pop into shop and get them to check it out and switch cable. Many thanks and happy Christmas!
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    You too, I hope it all goes well for you.

    You can always come back and give us a shout if you have any other problems, always happy to help
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    Crane2,

    If you are on line, please stand by. I am on the ipad and will move to the computer to help you isolate the promlem.

    Mick (Judy's husband.)
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    Crane2,

    I am on the computer, where I can see the type better.

    Before making the trip to the store to exchange the cable, there are a couple things we can try.

    Try you cable once again. If it still does not work. remove the cable, turn it upside down and reinsert. If that does not work, then we can go from there. The reason why I am replying (since you have already tried a different cord with positive results), is that the cord itself is fairly simple, and failure of a cord is not something expected. There are more things you can try before making the trip.

    Mick
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    Thanks Mick, but have already sent hubby and son to istore. Did rotate cable and i agree it seems strange that cable should suddenly stop working but jersey is quite little so a trip to town not a big problem. Thank you for your time. What a lovely forum. Will update when back from apple shop. Merry christmas. :)
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    Wow, your i store is open at this time of the morning?? I will watch for the update. In the meantime, let me wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Mick
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    We live in Jersey, channel islands, uk...the original...so 11am here.:) have a lovely time and thanks again.
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    I have bought about 5 extra lightning cables off amazon. I don't like having only one cable for a lot of reasons. The ones on amazon are cheap, but they seem to work for both charging and sync'ing. Other may prefer to stay with apple cables, but these were like $2 a piece. :)

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