iPad 2 not charging

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Paddy131, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Paddy131 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2013
    Firstly my ipad 2 stopped charging when connected to the mains, the battery sign showed a plug rather than a flashing bolt of lightning, this suggested that the ipad was using the power from the mains to process, but the power was not charging the battery. The percentage content of battery charge was reducing as it wasn't getting charged.

    Now the charge has run down and all that the ipad is showing is an empty battery with a lightning bolt, it has been connected to the mains for a couple of hours now and refuses to start.

    The ipad is about 13months old and hasn't been hugely used so I find it difficult to believe that the battery is faulty? any thoughts on a solution??
  2. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Could be that the power adaptor is defective. Or the cable. Are you near an Apple store, or a store that sells the accessories?
  3. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Using the same cable that you use to charge it with the wall adapter, connect your iPad to your computer via a USB 2.0 port. It needs to be connected to a port that provides enough electricity to charge the iPad while you are using it. If it turns on then, your wall adapter's faulty. If not, and the USB port is not faulty, then the cable is faulty. Edit: If the iPad does not charge, you can't rule out the possibility that the battery is faulty, so you should find a working 30-pin cable and use that cable to connect your iPad to your computer. If it still does not charge, then your battery is faulty.
  4. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    You cant charge ipad with usb cable, you need 12-13 watts from wall charger.

    “iPad may also charge slowly when you connect it to a USB 2.0 port on your computer. If your Mac or PC doesn’t provide enough power to charge iPad, a “Not Charging” message appears in the status bar.

    Important:**The iPad battery may drain instead of charge if iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, to a USB hub, or to the USB port on a keyboard.”

    Excerpt From: Inc, Apple. “iPad User Guide For iOS 6.” Apple Inc., 2012. iBooks.
    This material may be protected by copyright.

    Check out this book on the iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-user-guide-for-ios-6/id574510904?mt=11

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