Not Charging on Windows Machines

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thankins, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Saw this over at - seems like a pretty big mess up on Apple's part

    Consumer Reports has discovered that thus far, iPads can not be recharged using the USB ports on any non-Apple computer.

    The places where the iPad did charge, in their tests, included an iMac and a MacBook Pro. The iPad would not charge using any USB ports on several Windows machines, nor through the USB port on an Apple wired keyboard connected to the iMac.

    They're not the only ones to notice it. Our own Steve Sande just noticed that his iPad, which is linked to a USB hub connected to his iMac, is not charging through the hub.

    Apple Tech Support told Consumer Reports that the iPad was designed to be powered using the wall charger. Dave Caolo also was informed by Apple retail staff that using the iPad charger to charge your iPhone is not recommended.

    If you don't have a Mac, for now you're better off using the wall charger to power the device. Have you found other places where the iPad is not charging? Talk about it in the comments, or click through and let Consumer Reports know as well.

  2. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010

    I had this problem as well, when I sync I would like it to charge a little.
  3. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009

    gee this sounds as much "fun" as when the touch came out and wouldn't charge thru the firewire style chargers and docs. Way to go, Apple! Always looking out for the consumer!
  4. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli
    I'm also using a hub and it's not charging, though I'm on a Mac.

    The other items plugged in to the hub are a wireless external keyboard, a wired mouse, and a printer. My Time Machine HD is plugged directly into the MBPro.

    Anyone with a powered hub having difficulties?
  5. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2004
    Hollywood, CA
    From what I've heard you have to charge it off the wall, USB is not sufficient. At least that's what Leo Laporte just said.
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I've seen posted all over the place that it has to do with power requirements. It won't charge on a low power USB port unless you put it to sleep (the screen goes off).

    You can charge it with the screen on only on some newer Apple computers and when using the included 10w adapter (Included in the box! That's why it's there! lol).
  7. thankins thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    I have tested it on my MacBook Pro 15 unibody and 27' iMac and it is charging fine.
  8. hundleton1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    Wales UK
    i thought due to the power requirements it wont charge on a computer via USB intentionally ?

    i remember a few year back when some USB ports used to burn out due to devices drawing to much power before the power standards were set.
  9. gt1948 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    Powered Hub?
  10. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2003
    I'm on a MBP 2.33 C2D and it's not charging. I wish it would.
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Try leaving it with the screen off for a while and come back.

    If you want it to charge faster, use the 10W adapter it comes with.
  12. tdream macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2009
    What about car chargers? I've seen some photos of people doing that.
  13. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Chapel Hill
    I think having my iPad plugged into my MBP is causing it to get really hot. Been syncing for over 3 hours now.
  14. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Chapel Hill
    That was my photo, probably, and it worked fine in the car. At least, for me.

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