Not Charging Issue on my PC

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sparker781, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. sparker781 macrumors newbie

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    So as the title states....I am having this issue still where when I connect my iPad mini to my PC, its recognized for iTunes however on the screen it reads "NOT CHARGING"

    I have sent into Apple for additional issues however they tell me nothing is wrong. I was in the apple store today and low and behold it charges on one of their macs. I find it hard to believe they refuse to charge on a PC at all. I have checked all 5 of my USB ports all to no evail.

    Anyone ever heard of this weird issue?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Not all USB ports have the ability to charge an iPad. The USB port requires a certain level of power to charge an iPad. Most USB 3.0 ports have that ability. You can check your laptop BIOS and see if it has a USB charging feature.

    My Mac Mini can easily charge my iPad but my laptop can't.
     
  3. sparker781 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well

    I'd tend to not argue at this point but I've got a brand new machine and I've checked ALL usb ports, both 2.0 and 3.0 and none of them are charging the device.

    I seem it hard to find that it powers it enough to use it on my PC in iTunes but not charge it. I google'd it and found several articles that state that its a known issue yet Apple can't figure out why it doesn't work at all on any of my ports.

    Ah well guess I'll drop another $20 for the plug port that goes into the wall to charge it.

    Thanks Alot
     
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    As I previously stated, just because you have a USB 3.0 port doesn't mean it has enough power to charge an iPad. You'll need to check your laptop's BIOS to see if it has a USB charging feature. If it does you'll need to enable it.
     
  5. sparker781 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Usb

    Okay so what if it's not an option on my new PC...? Well it's a custom gaming rig..
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If it's a custom gaming rig then you should have a DVD that came with your motherboard. There should be USB 3.0 drivers or utilities you can install if the feature is available.
     
  7. sparker781 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rodster you were right all along....LOL

    My hard headedness almost made me get rid of a perfectly good iPad Mini. I did what you said, and actually installed USB 3.0 drivers, and amazingly it charges now....LOL

    Thanks again for the assist
     

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