New iPad (3rd Gen) wont charge in wall outlet - what to do?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tissie, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Tissie macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I suddenly have a problem with my ~4 months old Ipad 3.

    It will not charge when I put it in the wall outlet (using original cables and charger that came with the iPad). Normally, when I plug it in, it says a "bling" noise, and then a small charging icon appears on the battery indicator in the top right corner.
    Now, nothing happens, as of yesterday.

    If I connect the cable from the charger to the USB of my PC it says "does not charge", however, I get the "bling" noise, and it very slowly increases the percentage of the battery indicator (like 2-3% per hour). I am also able to put on/remove contents via iTunes.

    Doesnt this seems like it is the "charger head" itself that decided to die?
    And what to do about it?

    Any helpfull comments are much appreciated :)

    Thanks.
     
  2. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple retail store all the way. Genius bar all the way.
     
  3. Tissie thread starter macrumors member

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    If they agree it is the charger, it should be exchanged by warranty, right? i.e. at no cost for me?
     
  4. Shamil macrumors newbie

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    yup.if the charger spoil.u can claim for warranty.
     
  5. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    This
     
  6. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Check your cord connections. My iPad stopped charging and it turned out to be a loose connection. Unplug and reconnect all connections and also try another wall outlet. If that doesn't solve the problem then contact Apple.
     
  7. Tissie thread starter macrumors member

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    Did all this, and no luck.

    I'll bring the ipad with charger to my local apple retailer next week, and see what they say.. until then I will charge via my USB. I found this software called Asus AI charger, that increases the current output of the USB port so that the iPad charges normally.
     
  8. max53389 macrumors member

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    For charging with your pc, the iPad can only charge when the screen is off (locked) and for the wall charger: get a new one or check a new outlet because it seems the cord is working.
     
  9. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    My iPad retina is doing something else...I plug the original charger in the wall and it dose the beep sound but after 6-7 hours is still at 67% charge.? Is this normal, I mean how long an iPad 3 needs for a full wall recharge.?

    I mean not to mention that if I touch the charger is hot.:confused:
     
  10. mzjin macrumors 6502

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