ipad 2 charging problem

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alent1234, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    got it on friday and first thing i see is that when conneting it my work lenovo laptop with core i5 it won't charge. meanwhile the laptop charges all my iphones from 3g to 4 and htc phone

    anyone else have charging issues?
  2. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2003
    It means that there isn't enough power going through the USB cable. If you plug into a regular power outlet it will charge fine.
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    iPads require more power to charge than an iPhone. You might want to check to see if another one of your usb ports on your laptop gives off more power. Otherwise, It's best (and much much faster) to charge via the wall socket.
  4. alent1234 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    i only have 2 USB ports on the machine and both are having this problem. i'll have to check the BIOS to see if there is a setting in there i changed along the way
  5. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    My thinking is that a laptop isn't likely to be able to funnel that much power through the USB ports, since it is a device designed to be primarily run off a rechargeable battery too.

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