3G not charging from iMac.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xl1ken, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. xl1ken macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Have only had my 3G for a couple of hours. Must I use the cable supplied with the iPad?

    Likely this question has been answered before with the WiFi only versions but I missed it.

  2. Justinf79 macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    The wifi one charges fine on my Mac Pro, though it has to be connected directly into it, not into the USB ports on my monitor. Not sure why it wouldn't charge on your iMac.
  3. Skandocious macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008
    It sounds like you're trying to plug it into a low power USB port like on a keyboard or monitor. Plug it straight into the computer and it'll work.
  4. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    Plug it directly into a USB port Jon the iMac. My WiFi, & 3G iPads charge fine from my iMac. And it doesn't matter what sync cable I use; iPhone, iPad, or third party it charges fine.
  5. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    My 24" iMac from late-2006 doesn't charge my iPad; however, my MBP from mid-2009 charges it fine. As stated previously, it's an issue with low-power USB ports.


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