All iPads Isn't Lightning supposed to be reversible?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kylera, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    I believe I saw numerous ads and posts saying that Lightning was supposed to be reversible, but I notice that with my new iPad 4, it only works when it's plugged in one way, while it doesn't work the other way around. Is there a defect somewhere, be it my iPad or my Lightning cable?
     
  2. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Yes it's reversible, either your ipad port isn't connecting correctly or the contacts on the cable are messed up...just my .02
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    It is suppose to work both ways - either your cable or ipad is defective - or you are not plugging it in all the way.
     
  4. OdT22 macrumors regular

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    There does seem to be some minor issues with cords. We had to exchange one of the cords from one of the three minis we purchased, and I have read maybe four other stories here in the recent weeks, with similar troubles.

    Ours wouldn't charge or communicate at all. Apple replaced it promptly.
     
  5. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you for the replies so far. I tried plugging in again both ways and now it works. Talk about having a mind of its own...and I say this well aware that the cables have some kind of chip in them.
     
  6. jwilson25 macrumors regular

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    I have a similar problem with my SD reader I received today. It only works in one direction. I figure not too big of a deal since I don't use it everyday or anything. My normal cords seems to be reversible.
     
  7. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Try plugging it in a bit harder the next time you do. I think that did the trick with my Lightning cable.
     

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