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iPad 3 charging problems using a windows based machine

by rjlear / November 20, 2012 7:51 AM PST

I just started having this problem when I updated to the newest IOS from Apple and I am trying to find out if it is wide spread or I have a problem with my IPad.
I can charge my device using an electrical outlet but if I choose to use my windows based machine I get a notice by the battery indicator saying "Not Charging"
I have had my device for the last 7 months and I have now notice after the IOS update if I plug in my iPad using the USB cable it will not charge but iTunes will still recognize that I have plugged in my iPad and I can sync or download or do what I want to but charge the unit. Apple has been a BIG flop in this matter saying that there is nothing wrong with my iPad. If somebody has an answer I would be grateful

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Sounds right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 8:12 AM PST

The usual PC has 500 mA of power. The wall unit is usually double that and when the iPad 3 is on, it may take almost all of the 500 mA leaving nothing for charging. The workaround we use is to turn off the iPad and leave it connected so it will slowly charge.

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Sounds right
by rjlear / November 20, 2012 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds right.

It sounds good when you put it that way so I tried turning off the iPad and then plugged it in using the USB cable but the device turned on so I cannot charge it in the off position. What I cannot understand is why it would charge when the IOS was version 5 but after the upgrade to 6 it does not work

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Yes it turns off but I can shut it off or it does by itself.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 2:21 PM PST
In reply to: Sounds right

Guess I'm too patient.

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I have an iPad2
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 8:41 AM PST

and a 2011 iMac.
Does not charge when connected via USB.

The iPhone does though.

Nothing unusual here


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by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 7:09 AM PST

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ASUS Ai Charger is your answer..
by Rider3 / November 21, 2012 11:03 PM PST

Google ASUS Ai Charger.
I used it to charge iPad 3 on a Win 7 PC. Will charge the iPad on or off.
I also use it for iPhone 5 when I'm in a hurry.
It works and it's free.

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