iPad Dock Connector not working?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kibbe17, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Kibbe17 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    all of a sudden my ipad dock connector seems to just not be working.. wont charge when plugged into the wall, wont connect to the computer, wont react to anything plugged into it. Not sure what to do.. it is jailbroken so i cannot bring it to an apple store as is, I must get it connected to the computer to restore it. any ideas?:confused: this sucks..:(
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Have you ruled out the cable being bad?
  3. Kibbe17 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Yes, the cable is fine.
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I had the same issue a few weeks ago. Apple replaced it on the spot. What you could do is run down the battery then say it won't turn on and that way they won't know it's jailbroken. Or you may get a friendly Genius who will replace it anyway.
  5. greglumley macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    Iv'e just had the same thing happen!! It's not the cable and I'm also Jailbroken. Kibbe17 did you ever find a solution for this?

  6. Kibbe17 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Yes, not sure if it will be the same for you. But i found out when i turned mine off completly and then plugged the cable into it, it would be forced on by the cable being plugged in. Then i could let it sit, without removing the cable, and let it charge. (Even though it said "Not charging" in the top right. This same method worked for the computer. Shut down the ipad, then plug the cable connected to the computer into the dock connector of the ipad and it should "Force" it on. After being forced on it would connect to the computer and then i could unjailbreak it.. Still havent gotten a chance to go to the apple store "Nearest one is over an hour away" But whenever I need to charge i just have to do that.

    Hope this helps.
  7. greglumley macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    Thanks!! :)

    Hi Kibbe17 Thanks so much for your response! I'll give that a try, frankly if I can charge it properly I'll just leave it as is... I'm in South Africa and they are not available here yet so for me to get it back to the UK is a mission :(

    Hope it works I'll give it a bash!


  8. NeoCracer macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2009
    I have the exact same problem !
    Any tips? Is it really broken, should I return it to my premium reseller (We don't have Apple Stores in Belgium)?

    I can't get it connected to my MBP... Hopefully I can wipe my iPad from device itself or via MobileMe.
    Hopefully I can get it charged although i get 'Not charging'

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