iPad Chargin iPad 4 on HP Laptop

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Redsfan, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Redsfan macrumors regular

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    k, I have read online that some laptops don't carry enough power to charge iPad's...is this true? We just a 4 and keep getting the "not charging" error on the ipad when charging with usb on our hp laptop...
     
  2. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    You know hp's usb ports dont charge the same as apple's because they build with the cheap stuff
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    What is "a 4"?

    and yes that is true, that is why your iPad says 'Not Charging',
     
  4. Redsfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    iPad 4 and yeah HP isn't great...but, this laptop has given us 3 years and still the same as when we bought it...their Customer Service, however....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is true, USB ports on laptop's are meant for data transfer not charging.
     
  6. Redsfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    charges a basic iPod but clearly the newer tablets require lots more juice
     
  7. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Yep. FYI, later model MBPs will actually increase the power, output, from Apple:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  8. lianlua macrumors 6502

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    It will charge if you put it down and sleep the display. Just very slowly. It can't charge and run at the same time on a standard USB port. That's why it says "not charging" when you're using it.
     
  9. Redsfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all the info...she is still running on her first charge with this thing. Granted she is at school during the day but pretty darn good battery life..
     
  10. iamcody7 macrumors newbie

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    try Asus' Ai Charger. Works wonder for me. I had the same problem of "not charging" when my ipad mini when using usb to my Dell computer.
    After using Ai Charge, charges regardless if my ipad is in sleep mode or not
     

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