Overnight 8-hr Charge stopped at 65%

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Lunar, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Lunar

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    well.. something weird going on here.. I've been streaming live TV for 1 hr now, and it's still on 100%... how amazing is that.. always said Apple are clever people.. looks like they have invented a battery at last that never runs down...lol... geeez I am such a lucky fellow..;-) I assume no-one else has a special battery like this one then that always stays at 100%..lol... my dream for a battery that never goes flat has come true at last..lol


    Right.. I'll give it one last reboot holding the Home and on-off buttons down... but it looks like this one is totally screwed up... :-((

    EDIT.
    I turned on 3G and after a few more mins it's just dropped to 99%... we moan when the battery goes down too fast, and wer'e still not happy when it goes down very slowly..lol.. couple days monitoring I think is in order.. at least until I can see if the next charging session is okay or not.
     
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  2. AQ_OC

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    Hehe....that is indeed some weird business you are reporting. I wonder if there is a little bug hiding in the 5.1 update. Will be interested in your reports over the next few days.
     
  3. thewitt

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    Let it drain flat - until it shuts itself off - then recharge fully. See if that makes a difference, as it will calibrate the charged percent display.
     
  4. Lunar

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    Well though I actually said 1% when I started the overnight charge last night, it did actually close itself down, so that when I plugged the charger in .. just the charging symbol came on in the middle of the screen. (1% was the last charge level I saw.. so probably never shows 0% but closes down instead)

    Edit:4.08
    it's been on for 2hr-23mins now and is showing 91% so it's obviously working okay in that it's not stuck on 100% as I first thought. All I can do really is let it go down normally today, and see what happens on the next re-charge.. certainly going down more slowly than previously..seems like it anyway, so must'nt complain about that...:D (3G and location services are off and it's just streaming Live TV from the Net at 45% brightness) will be interesting to see how long it lasts.

    The big test is when I put it on charge later.:eek:
     
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  5. tazz3

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    maybe something is wrong with the charger it self
     
  6. Lunar

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    I'm now using another Apple 10watt charger and cable, and will give it another charge later.. I hope it was just the charger or cable.. soon find out later..lol

    The long nil to 100% charge has certainly done the battery some good, as it's been streaming live TV continously since 1.45pm and it's currently on 75% for 4hrs 30mins use, so not bad at all so far. I'm hoping it will charge normally when I come to try it later.. AIS.. it's a different charger and cable so if it plays up again.. it's obviously the iPad3 itself, and will have to be replaced.
     
  7. exile

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    Take it to the store and see what they say. If they say you can do an exchange, go for it. That's what I would do at least.
     
  8. Lunar

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    I will do if it does it again, but I dont want to waste half day and a round trip of 120miles for nothing, a couple days extra won't make much difference, at least until I've tried it again with a different charger and cable.
    One things for sure, I certainly don't like the way the connector does'nt push in so far on these new rounded edge iPads, compared to the old iPad 1.

    Would'nt life be boring if everything worked without any issue...lol
     
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  9. Wolfpuppies3

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    I can't believe you have yet to return it for one that charges normally. I have no such issues at all and mine easily hits 100% charge in much less than 6 hours. You can continue to complain, guess, diagnose, and discuss or simply get another that functions properly.
     
  10. Lunar

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    So does mine now. :)

    Nonetheless.. I'm very pleased and ecstatic that your new iPad is functioning perfect... I'm ecstatic too now... :)) It's charging superbly with no probs at all.

    btw I rarely complain unless I have something to complain about, and I rarely guess, but I do diagnose, and I do discuss, and on this occasion it paid off, it saved me
    wasting a good half a day and money in fuel.

    I appreciate your post... most helpful.
     
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