iPad won't charge at all

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  1. Pueblo

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    Hello everyone,
    My iPad appears to be broken. It completely ran out of battery life, and when I went to plug it in, it didn't charge; it just flashed the Apple logo over and over again. When I plugged it in to my computer, the screen just blinked, and the computer wouldn't acknowledge the iPad. I tried the hard reset while plugged into the wall charger, but it just told me to plug it into iTunes (which, of course, didn't work). Does anyone have any thoughts/ideas/suggestions? In case it's relevant, iTunes is up to date, and my iPad was running iOS 4.2 before it wacked out on me.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    OK - first of all, welcome to the Forum.

    Second - don't panic!! We have had several members with this problem.

    Turn the iPad off and leave it to charge, with it switched off, for a couple of hours.

    Now try again. If the problem persists it's time for a reboot...

    Turn the iPad off and then hold down the Home and Power buttons together for 60 seconds - yes, sixty seconds - until the white Apple logo appears. The iPad will then perform a reboot; it takes some time, so be patient. Hopefully, when the reboot is finished, it will be back in its normal state - no apps or user data lost.

    I hope this works, please let us know.

    Tim
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    Just one final thought to add to the above - I assume you are using the normal iPad charger and not an iPod or USB charger from your computer? You need to use the iPad charger because it has a current capacity of 2A versus the 500 mA capacity of a USB port.

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  4. Stephen19

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    Tim, I use an ipod charger and works fine. Any reason why I should not?

    I like to have ipad charger near pc to sync when need to whilst keeping other old ipod one plugged in elsewhere ready for easy chargng.
    Lazy I guess.
    S

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    tzimisce iPad Addict

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    The iPod charger delivers a lower current (1 amps, compared to the iPad charger's 2.1 amps) so charging an iPad will take a bit longer.

    Because externally they appear identical, most users who aren't aware of the difference sometimes use the chargers interchangeably, and then think there's a problem when their iPad charges very slowly.
     
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    aaaand the iPad won't charge from a pc, only macs with USB 2.0.....
     
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    The previous posters have said it all!!

    Tim
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    Thanks all, will change my approach and use proper lead full time.
    S

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    So much to learn, so little time. Read the forums! :)
     
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    If you have both iPod and iPad adapters, it might be worthwhile using a small sticker to differentiate between the two. Sure beats using a magnifying glass to check the small print every time.
     
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    Ha ha, I had a look and the ipod one has a slightly larger bit on the end that slots into the hardware ... 10 mm v 5 mm on ipad adapter.
    S

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    Are we talking about the sync cables? or actual brink (usb) wall charger? Because I have 4 differnt sync cables, 1 came with iphone, 1 with ipod, 1 with ipad and the other with the longer ipad cord I bought, I use whatever one is closes at the time and have never had an issue, was just wondering.
     
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    The cables don't have any influence on the charging capabilities, only the source suppling the charge (i.e. wall charger) has.
     
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    oh ok then, ya I always use ipad charger, well for pretty much all of them lol works better.
     
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    Oh ok, as I was then, I was talking about the white leads. One came with ipod, other with ipad. The plug part I use came with ipad.
    So I can use either to charge and wont delay? But shoukd se iad one to sync or does that not matter?

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