USB cable not charging the new iPad even though I'm using the factory 10W charger

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  1. backudog

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    I bought a car charger, a usb plug charger..erm..thingy(plug you put the usb cable into)? and an extra usb cable for my new ipad 3 in our local pound shop , all in all it cost me 3 quid and they all work fine! (i also got a stand , screen protector and case for it there too!)
     
  2. Seadog

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    When buying stuff from the internet, caution should be taken. I never buy from Ebay and most others like them. Amazon has usually been good, but you have to read the fine print with items not sold by Amazon. I have a cable that allows me to charge and out put to the car stereo through the 30 pin connector. Apple does not offer such a cable, so I am glad I found one that seems to be to Apple standards.
     
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    So here's what I found out... The cables made for the new iPad are actually thicker than the regular 30 pin cables made by apple. I found this out when I tried to plug my new iPad in with an older cable. It wound up saying not charging after about 65%. I held the two up and the one that came with my iPad 3 is noticeably thicker than its elder counterpart. I swapped them out and it worked out fine. Best to keep this in mind if you're anything like me and have 6 different 30 pin cables.
     
  5. King Hal

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    I'm still using the charger & cable from my original iPad 1. I've not even bothered to unpack the charger & cable for the New iPad. It all works fine.

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  6. jawa6306

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    Well, I would expect the iPad cables to work fine with each other however the cables I was using were from iPods I have owned which apparently were a no go.
     
  7. af847

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    I'm using the USB cable that came with my Ipad 3, it charges fine when it's plugged into an outlet, but when I plug into the USB on my PC I get the Not Charging next to the battery symbol. So is it just a problem with the USB cable charging on the computer?
     
  8. Jduckip3

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    Depends. Some USB ports on pc's do not actually contain a high power source. Generally, these are the front buss USB ports. Generally, the ports on the back are the only powered ports. Plug the same cable in a back port if available and see what happens. This is the way my current HP is configured, and the way my previous Compaq was as well.
     
  9. rushmore69

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    Another tidbit is unless plugged into the wall, the new iPad only charges while the display is off. This is why says not charging while on and plugged in with a computer USB.
     
  10. ajricaud

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    I have a home-built PC using an MSI motherboard. MSI has a utility that works w/some of their motherboards called "SuperCharger". It increases the amperage enough to charge my iPad.
     

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