My Macbook pro won't recharge my new ipad.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jmmo20, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    I thought it was kinda funny when I read reports of people unable to recharge their ipads using the USB ports or their PC's and hear that they don't supply enough power.

    Ironically enough, I just realised that my 2007 macbook pro (the one right before unibody macbookpros came out) is unable to recharge my recently delivered ipad. None of the two usb ports is able to provide enough energy.

    It's annoying now since I have to fully recharge it before I'm able to sync it to my mac :/

    Hey Apple, I want an EFI update to fix this :p
  2. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    Yep, my old Santa Rosa MBP 17 couldn't charge the iPad either. But I upgraded to the new i7 model (was ready to upgrade anyway) so it's not a concern any longer. It was a surprise that the older one couldn't charge it.
  3. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Terra Australis
    This has been stated numerous times, the iPad is best charged with the adapter it comes with as USB ports (powered and non-powered) cannot provide the voltage / current required to charge the iPad due to its requirements. Hence why you will see "Not Charging" near the batttery icon at the top right hand corner.
  4. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    It will charge, albeit slowly, as long as the iPad is sleeping/off.

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