iPad not charging?

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    Until now, my iPad has functioned flawlessly, but now when I plug it in, it will not charge. It has never charged when plugged into my laptop, but has always done so when plugged into the car or at home. Does anyone have a suggestion why this is or what I might do?

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    It could be the charger, the cord, or the iPad itself. If you have spares for the first two give them a try. If the only thing common is the iPad then give Apple a call. If it's an iPad 2, then it should still be covered by the hardware warranty.
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    When plugged into the laptop it is charging but it's more a trickle charge and the laptop just reports back that it's not. You can download a small program for you laptop called ASUS AI Charger that will show your ipad charging via the laptop.

    Does sound like your wall charger has gone bad. You can pickup a Belkin wall charger at Wallmart for pretty cheap
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    ipad not charging

    My iPad 2 has just started to have this problem. Was able to sync to iTunes but not charging at wall. Any ideas appreciated.
    thanks
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    I have the same problem, when I have my iPad2 plugged into the pc the message says not charging.Any ideas please?.
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    USB2.0 does not provide sufficient power to charge the iPad. It does actually charge, but very slowly. I am led to believe that USB3.0 will charge an iPad but you would have to ask a user who has a newer computer than I do.

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    I had the same problem so I bought a charging station for the iPhone and iPad. Charges quickly. I save the a
    Wall charger for trips when I usually just plug in all night.
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    That seems a bit too good to be true. How does the software a able a USB port to have a higher voltage output to charge iPads etc? Surely it would affect other USB devices adversely? Has anyone tried it out? Does it work on all motherboards?
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    yes i have tried it! i use it on all my computers and laptops! from all my old ones to new ones!

    basically what it does is bypass the voltage regulator of the computer and adds that extra "power" to the port to give the ipad the charging signal.

    my ports, devices and computers are still working 100% fine and ive been using it for at least 1 year and half now
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    Tried it and it makes absolutely no difference at all. My iPad show's not charging when connected to the USB port.
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    really now? i have it installed on 7 year old computers, to new netbooks, computers and laptops.

    does the little cable indicator show up on the bottom?
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    Hi same for me too... But when I use Mac book it able to charge but using window laptop say not charging...... Anything wrong.....
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    yeah macs come with extra or should i say the power is not held back in the usb ports unlike windows pcs
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    Oic.... Tat mean that my iPad is not faulty...rite.....
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    So, does that mean that I can look forward to this problem with my iPad2 soon? I already have a problem with the charger overheating. And that happens after only 20 minutes of charging. Also, anyone have a problem with freezing or getting kicked off the Internet? I have a wireless router and use WiFi. Anyone else?
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    The charging issue seems quite isolated. If you are using the charger that was supplied with the iPad you should be OK.

    As for your problem with getting kicked off the net, try rebooting your router. Unplug it, and leave it turned off for about 10 minutes. While that's taking place you could also reboot your iPad. See if that helps, if not we'll still be here.

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