Why doesn't the iPad charge when connected to iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Coldsnow, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Coldsnow macrumors regular

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    Kind of annoying, and it doesn't tell you why it doesnt charge.:confused:
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    The USB port can't power the display and charge at the same time. It will charge, but only with the screen off.
     
  3. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Mine charges. As stated above, you need power, and old computers may not supply it.
     
  5. riciad macrumors 6502

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    And some USB hubs, even powered ones don't seem to provide enough juice.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Consider this:

    Your iPad wall charger provides 2.1 amps.

    A typical USB port provides 500 millamps or 0.5 amps.
     
  7. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    I installed an app on my laptop to force my usb port to charge my iPad. It's called ASUS Ai charger. It works fine on my Sony Vaio.
     
  8. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    If there is ever a USB 3.0 version of the charger made, it should be able to handle it, but that's an if.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    The iPad is a swimming pool and your USB connection is a garden hose. As long as the screen is on the drain is partially open and will empty about as fast as water goes in. Close the drain and it will fill slowly. If you want to fill it up fast you need to connect it to a fire hose (the supplied iPad 10W wart).
     
  10. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Google and download "Asus AI Charger"

    It's a little app that runs in the taskbar, that enables the iPad to charge over USB.

    NB-it doesn't matter what motherboard you have.
     

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