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Help My iPad won't charge

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My iPad wont c... Dec 10, 2010 9:14 AM Post in iPad Use
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Hi there, Im a guy from China.I think I have a serious problem with my beloved iPad.
A friend of mine bought an iPad in April in the US and sent it to me back in China. I love it very much.Every thing goes fine and the iPad has helped me a lot during my school time. But a couple of days ago, it suddenly went wrong: IT WONT CHARGE!
Well, actually, it still charges, but at a very very slow rate, about 1% a hour. The fact is killing me. Also, it wont be recognized by the iTunes, the iPads screen wont display any information when its connected to my iMac or the iPad AC adapter or my iPhones AC adapter or any other USB ports.
Ive tried every single method I can think of to solve the problem, but still nothing works.
Ive found a similar problem here, http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2438359&tstart=-2
Used iPad for 10 days and suddenly it wont charge thru computer or even AC adaptor. Cant recognized iTunes. Apple system profile doesnt show it is connected.
Try every single method such as reset content and setting, boot into recovery mode, reinstall iTunes... Still nothing happened...
Anyone could help?
But that guy got lucky and solved it with a cold (full) reboot, and mine seems not. Ive already cold rebooted it for 3 times, nothing happened.
We have an Apple Retail Store here, about 100 miles from where Im living. But the guys told me that since this particular iPad was bought in the US and currently there are no official iPad sold here in China yet. So they wont give my iPad the warranty.
It would be very inconvenient for me to send it back to the US and have it sent back after repair.
So, anyone can help with my iPad? Thanks.
iMac Mac OS X (10.6.4) iPad ; iPhone 3GS

David Delmonte:Help My iPad won't charge

Dec 11, 2010 7:13 AM
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A possible solution is to try to find an alternative USB cable and power plug. Those can definitely fail. You know too that you must plug the iPad directly into a power outlet. They require too much power to use a USB hub or even most USB outlets.
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My iPad wont c...:Help My iPad won't charge

Dec 11, 2010 7:13 AM
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Thank you David, but I think Ive already tried that.
Now, I have 3 Apple 30 pin USB cables, 2 iPad AC adapters, 1 iPhone AC Adapter, 1 iPhone and 2 iPads (one of them is mine) at hand.
Ive cross charged them using different cable and adapters to different apple products. Everything is working fine except my iPad.
So, I think we can rule out the USB cable and power plug problem.
But thanks, anyway!
iMac Mac OS X (10.6.4) iPad ; iPhone 3GS,

David Delmonte:Help My iPad won't charge

Dec 11, 2010 7:13 AM
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ah, I expected that you had. There is this post too:
http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Easy-Charging-with-iPad-Adapter/story.xhtml?story_id=103001SUVRCT
But I think you had better contact Apple. I understand that if you call Apple Support in the US, they may be able to arrange a replacement unit.
David
Mac Pro, Mac Book Pro, Mac Minis, iPads, iPhones Mac OS X (10.6)

DoubleLL:Help My iPad won't charge

Dec 11, 2010 7:13 AM
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The exact same thing happened to me. All of a sudden, it stopped charging. Everybody tried to tell me it was that I was using the wrong charger (not 10W) or not plugging it into the wall. I went out and bought new iPad chargers in the event it was the charge, not the iPad - to no avail. I called Support, and ended up having to take the iPad to the Apple Store. They are replacing it.
Having read your blog, I believe this is not a random occurrence. My bet is that others are experiencing the same thing. It is a shame that Apple wont do anything to help you.
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