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iPad “Not Charging” with 3m USB-dock-connector cable

iPad "Not Charging" with 3m USB-dock-connector cable I just bough two 3-meter (10ft) USB-dock-connector cables on eBay. When I connect the USB connector to an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter and plug the ...
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Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync when plugged in wall charger

Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync feature when plugged in wall charger. The thing is, I've heard of some engineered USB cables such as "SONICable" and "Doubletime" which ...
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MacBook charger not working when laptop is on

I am using original charger on MacBook Air. Of late my charger works if the computer turned off but not when it is on? Also when it is fully charged, it continue to charge. Why ?
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What is this brown sticky residue in my MacBook Pro charge port?

I have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my MacBook Pro, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. Can anybody tell me if I have a problem ...
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How can the 30-pin iPhone cable go from 4 USB connections to 30?

The old apple USB goes from having 4 wires on the usb side (like any usb) and leads to 30 pins in a wide adapter. I feel like there might be some kind of data encoding that translates the usb data and ...
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Which chargers to buy for a charging station?

To make a charging station effective, it needs to be able to charge all recent Apple laptops. As you know, Apple chargers are not cheap. So, we'd like to buy as few chargers as possible. Given this ...
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Are the iPhone 4 charger and iPod 4 charger different?

Are the iPhone 4 charger and iPod 4 charger different? I can charge my iPhone with both, but my iPhone charger will not charge my iPod. (I'm thinking it might be the length of the 30-pin connector, ...
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Charge MacBook with USB (Adapters?)

I want to buy an external charger, it has USB. Are there any adapters (including transformators, I think that might be needed, right?) so I can charge my MacBook with the external charger?
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Is it harmful for the battery to use a 60 W instead of 45 W charger?

So, my dog bit through my MacBook Air charger and i just ordered one online without really knowing what all the specs meant. Now my question, does it hurt my battery to use a charger with a higher ...
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Which iPads charge faster with a 12W charger, as opposed to 10W?

The iPad 3 has a massive battery (43 Watt-hour) and charged noticeably faster with a 12W charger as opposed to a 10W. Newer iPads like the Air 2 have a much smaller battery (28 Watt-hour), so do they ...
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My charger for my white macbook isn't charging

I was actually on my macbook like a few days ago and the charger was working GREAT. However a few days later like 3 more days later it stopped working. It was a LIGHT green and then it would get ...
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Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin Becoming Extremely Hot?

Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin becoming extremely hot? I fear that my laptop will burn out. Can anyone help me on this?
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Hot iPad charger wall adapter

The charger that came with my iPad Air the square adapter that plugs into the socket stays warm even when nothing is connected other than that it works perfectly fine. I was wondering if this ...
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Does iPhone 5 charger work for iPhone 6

I need to test an app i'm developing for iPhone 6 device. Can I use an iPhone 5c charger to connect the charger to my MacBook Pro and the iPhone 6? Would the iPhone 5c charger work for iPhone 6 or ...
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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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Is it better for the battery to leave the iPad plugged when charging is done?

I charge my iPad. Later, I notice that the battery is charged at 100 %. Now, what is better to preserve the battery capacity ? Unplugging the cable. Leaving the cable plugged. The answer may ...
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Non USB iPhone Charger

Does anybody know of any non-USB chargers for iPhone (lightning connector)? I need a charger that can only plug into an AC outlet and not have any type of USB connector.
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IPhone 4 won't charge?

When I plug it in, it doesn't charge. But when I turned it off and plugged it in, it turned on, but didn't charge. What's wrong with it? Is it the charger or the phone? UPDATE: the charge is going ...
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Charger problem for Phone purchased in US

I purchased Iphone 6 in US, and would be coming back to India. Which charger I should use here in India, as I know that there is a voltage difference in US and in India.
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MacBook Air Charger 45w vs 65w

Can you use a 65W apple charger instead of the 45w charger that comes with the Macbook Air? How will this affect the machine.
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Macbook Air 2012 11 inch not charging, powers on, no power LED

I am using a third party power adapter I bought off of ebay to charge my Macbook Air. The LED will not turn on and the battery will not charge, however the Macbook otherwise functions as normal. I ...
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Using a USA charger in Europe

I am about to buy an Apple charger on Ebay coming from USA, yet I am not sure if I can use it here in Europe, more precisely in Portugal. I'm not concerned with the plug itself since I have the plug ...
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Is Magsafe strain relief covered by warranty?

I own a macbook 2012 and the cable snapped due to strain relief. I have not wrapped the cable around the charger box tight considering this could happen but it did anyways. Is this covered by the ...
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What is the best way to Charge my MacBook Pro Retina?

What is the best way to Charge my MacBook Retina display laptop. When (at what battery level), how often, how long? give me some suggestions.
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Disconnecting charger while Macbook Pro Retina is still turned on

Is it safe to disconnect (unplug the charger from) my Macbook Pro Retina 13" while the computer is turned on and running?
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Will generic lightning cables and the “authentication chip” present in the genuine cables work with iOS 8?

I have an iPad Mini that doesn't charge anymore because the lightning cable stopped working. Since the warranty is over, I can't get a free replacement. I don't really feel like buying a new lightning ...
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Mac book pro charger came with twisted connector tip

I just got my new macbook pro out of the box, and for my surprise i also noticed the sharp bent on the tip of the charger. Can i 'undo' this bent? I already had an 'incident' where my charger was ...
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Why does the MacBook Air have five pins on the charger?

I just got a MacBook Air and noticed the charger has 5 (i.e., an odd number) pins. Shouldn't there be a pair number, one for positive, one for negative charge? I thought about it being ground, but ...
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MBP shut down and will not power back on

My MacBook unexpectedly shutdown and not responding to power button or even battery status button, the lights on battery status isn't showing too. What happened? What should I do? Edit : the charger ...
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Using iPad2 Charger to Charge iPhone5S [duplicate]

I just bought iPhone5S. While I need converter to use iPhone5S charger, instead I am using an iPad2 charger. Is it OK if I do that? What's the different (in terms of voltage, ampere, and so on) of ...
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How much mA does an iPad need to be charged?

I want to buy an iPad charger for in my car. I have one now for my iPhone, but he won't charge my iPad. I know batteries use mAH to denote capacity, so are chargers rated by mAH or some other measure? ...
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Watt and voltage for DIY iPhone charger

I'm working on making a simple solar to USB charger for my iPhone 5s, and I was wondering if the watt/voltage mattered for the solar panel I'm using. I know the product can handle the higher values of ...
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Apple iPhone 4 does not recognize my DC car charger

Apple iPhone 4 does not recognize my DC car charger AC charger works fine. I bought a new DC charger and it still does not recognize that charger. I took it back and exchange it for another one and it ...
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Can I use my Nexus 4 charger to charge an iPhone 4s?

I have a Nexus 4 charger (the block with the USB port on it) lying around. Can I use it to charge my iPhone 4s? Is it going to cause any trouble?
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Connected new charger with Macbook Pro. Both Macbook Pro and Charger stopped working. Any reasons?

My macbook pro charger stopped working sometime ago. In the meanwhile I have been using friend's charger without any problem. Today I bought a second hand charger and when I tried to connect it with ...
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Droid base and iPhone cable for charging?

I just got an iPhone 5c. I had a Droid. I have several Droid charging cables. The Lightening charging cable I got with my iPhone detaches on the other end to a USB port. Droid charging cables come ...
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Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013?

Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013? ... or did Apple change the charger in the last 5-6 years? A friend of mine has a Macbook from 2007 or 2008 , she can lend it to me but ...
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Why does my iPhone turn on when I plug it in to charge?

If my iPhone 4 is turned off and I plug it in to charge, it automatically turns itself on again. Anyone know why this happens? It appears to happen with all three iPhones in the house (a 3G, and 2 x ...
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Unplugging iPad/iPhone Charger: Which end to unplug first?

After charging an iPad or iPhone, which end do you unplug first: the one that's connected in the device or the charger end?
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Broken dock connector on iPhone 4

My iPhone 4's dock connector is broken. I can still use it to transmit data to and from the phone, but I cannot use it to charge the phone. So, obviously it is not completely broken, but the pin that ...
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Problem with my Macbook Pro Charger

I was working on my Macbook pro and suddenly we lost electricity, and while the electricity was out my charger was connected to the laptop. Now that electricity came back my adaptor stopped charging ...
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iOS 7: Disable message “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”?

After the upgrade to iOS 7, while using non-Apple certified chargers I receive the warning This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone. AFAIK there is no ...
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Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5?

Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5? Sounds little bit crazy but wouldn't be great if you could use one charger for any Apple device? ;o))))))
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Is it possible to use a third-party unauthorized charger with an iPad running iOS 7

Is it possible to use a third-party unauthorized charger with an iPad running iOS 7? I have an iPad 2 with a 30 pin connector.
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My MacBook Air sometimes doesn't charge when the charger is plugged in

Sometimes when I connect my MacBook Air to the charger, the charge light on the MagSafe connector does not come on (and System Information says the power is not connected and the battery is not ...
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Mac book charger

Will using a 45w charger on my mac book pro 13 that came with a 60w charger cause operating problems? Sine using a 45w charger my laptop cannot get past the grey/white loading screen?
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Is it safe to use the 12W iPad 4th gen power adapter for earlier iPads and iPhones?

The older iPads have 10W power adapter (charger), and the iPhones supposed use only 5W chargers. But the iPad 4th gen, probably due to the larger power consumption, uses a 12W power adapter / ...
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Does the iPad 3/4 charger use a standard C7/C8 interface?

The new iPad chargers are sort of a brick containing the transformer, with a detachable corner piece containing the appropriate mains plug for wherever you bought it. The corner piece looks like it ...
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Are non-Apple iPhone chargers safe?

I discovered today that there are a lot of non-Apple low-cost iPhone (and iPad) chargers. The cost is very low, so I'm questioning about the quality of such chargers. Are they safe or can they damage ...
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Common Charger/Alternate Solution for iPad (new), Macbook Retina, iPhone5

I just recently did an upgrade to all apple products and have a retina Macbook Pro, an iPhone 5, and an iPad. I hate having to carry around 3 different chargers. I was wondering if there is an ...