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iPad - Nothing happens when connected to PC.

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by akaimeridia, Aug 25, 2012.

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    I have an iPad 1st gen. When I plug it into a computer, nothing happens. I have tried it on 3 different computers (2 desktops and a laptop, all running Windows 7). I have the most recent version of iTunes on all the computers. I have restarted all the computers, reinstalled iTunes, and restarted the iPad numerous times. I have tried it with 4 different Apple Cords (including the cord that came with the new iPad we just got yesterday). Still nothing. It doesn't make a connection sound, it doesn't even say "Not charging". It doesn't show up in Windows anywhere, as any device (I checked the USB category in Device Manager) and it doesn't show up in iTunes. An iPhone and iPod connect to the computers just fine.



    However, oddly, I left it connected to the computer overnight and it charged 9%... which is weird because it still shows no indication that it is connected to the computer. It works fine when plugged into the wall charger. I don't understand why it won't connect to any computer, and of course the warranty is long expired and I don't think taking it to an Apple store would be of any use. Is there ANYTHING I can do to make this work? Because I can't do anything with it... It's still version 4.2, I can't sync it, update it, restore it... I can't do anything. Please help!!!!
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    Have you tried putting it in recovery mode to see if itunes detects it then? Also what level is the battery at?
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    Yep I put it in Recovery mode, and it's at 97% battery. Still nothing =\
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    Is there no visible damage to the dock connector?
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    You may want to try cleaning the dock connector.
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    Great idea! and just exactly how, if i may ask, does one go about cleaning the connection on their ipad??! ps: my specific problem is not with a dock, but with the ipad itself. same symptoms though... no visible damage and no known damage inflicted upon device or cords. tried multiple cords and multiple computers, can get a charge up to 100% if the thing is truned off. always says "not charging" if it even says that while plugged in otherwise

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