Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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MacBook's battery “Not Charging”?

My original battery died. I purchased a replacement battery. While this battery DOES hold charge, when it is on the charger, MacBook still states "Not Charging." I've tried the SMC Reset, taking out ...
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How can I charge my iPhone without waking up my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (10.7.3) and an iPhone 4 (5.1). When I'm trying to conserve outlets, I charge my iPhone at night by plugging it directly into my computer. If my computer is asleep with the lid ...
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1st gen iPad charges slowly and doesn't show charging indicator

A few months ago, my 1st generation iPad fell on the carpet and started having issues with charging. Note: it wasn't plugged in to anything when it fell. When I tried charging it, it didn't show any ...
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Is it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with a simple European plug adapter?

I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it: When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other ...
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Can I charge my iPad and use a 30-pin accessory at the same time?

I use iJam to record my guitar into GarageBand on my iPad. iJam connects via the 30-pin connector. Before long, my iPad's battery drains. Is there a way to charge the iPad and use iJam at the same ...
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Is there an iPhone drop-in charging cradle?

Is there a third-party accessory that plugs into the iPhone's dock connector and lets you literally drop it into a (supplied by the same manufacturer) cradle to charge by way of electrical contact? ...
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Why do iOS devices take such a long time to turn back on?

Often I will realise my iPhone or iPad is about to run out of battery, run around the house looking for a charging cable and plug, and get back just in time to see the screen go black and the little ...
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Can I safely charge an iPhone 4S with a 5V 2A source?

I just bought a New Trent IMP99D external battery, to keep my phone alive while gaming during long-haul flights. It has two USB ports to connect to, one which supplies 1 amp at 5 volts, another which ...
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MacBook won't sleep while charging

An ongoing problem: my MacBook Pro (i5, 2.4ghz, 15") won't sleep while charging. I close the lid, but I don't get the pulsing "sleep light", it just stays fully illuminated. If I listen closely, I ...
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Can the Apple 10W USB charger be used with a 7-port USB hub to charge iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and other devices at the same time when traveling?

When traveling, I probably will have the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, a USB backup charger, and some misc devices such as a Kindle Fire and a Sony digital camera that uses USB to charge its battery. So instead ...
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Charge % less than 100% even overnight?

When I charge my iPhone 4s it reaches 100%. But often, in the morning, it is as low as 95% and most of the time it shows less than 100%. If I unplug it and then plug it in again it quickly reaches ...
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Prevent iPad from charging while connected to MacBook Pro

I would like to know how to prevent an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch from charging while connected to the USB port on a MacBook on battery power.
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How can I charge a mobile phone on my MacBook Air (like I used to be able to)?

I used to be able to turn my macbook air on, plug in an android phone, then close the lid and the phone would keep charging. Note, this was not the same as charge-and-sleep, which works all the time ...
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iPad 2 not charging

This is not about the iPad not charging over a USB connection. My device refuses to charge both over USB and the charger that came with it. I got my iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.5 just about 10 days ago. It ...
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Charging iPhone 4S from closed MacBook Air

Should an iPhone recharge when plugged in to a MacBook Air which itself is plugged into its wall charger? My MacBook Air was closed and plugged into its wall charger. The green light on the power ...
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Will it damage my iPad if I use an iPhone charger to charge it?

I have the opposite issue of this question: Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger? I want to use my iPhone charger (plugged directly into main electricity) to charge my iPad. I've noticed ...
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How to safely charge your apple device at a charging station?

Recently there has been alot of news about how free charging stations could be reading data from devices that are plugged into them. The obvious solution to this issue is to place an adaptor between ...
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Why does my MBP say “Not charging” when plugged in?

I have the latest 2011 Macbook Pro. Sometimes I notice that even when I'm plugged in, the battery status says "Not charging" even when I unplug it and the battery is at 35%. Why isn't my MBP charging? ...
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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: ...
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Are the chargers the same on the iPad and the iPad 2?

Is the charger of iPad and iPad 2 same? I want to buy i extra charger for my iPad but in future I can buy iPad 2 also. So I want to buy a charge which should be compatible with iPad and ipad 2 both.
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Using the Apple Battery Charger with non-Apple batteries

The Apple Battery Charger's product description page states: The Apple Battery Charger can recharge one or two batteries at a time. It's optimized for Apple-supplied batteries and it works with AA ...
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How do I build a charging station for 12 iPads?

I need to charge, overnight, about 12 ipads in 1 location. Are there pre-made charging stations? Should I just buy a surge protector with a ton of plugs? Do you have any other idea or advice? I ...
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Prevent maximum screen brightness in lockscreen?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored while displaying the lockscreen while being charged: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop ...
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Suppress vibrate when docked?

When I dock my iPhone in the charger (desk stand), it briefly chimes to say it's charging. If it's on silent, then it vibrates instead of chiming. When I go to bed and put the phone in the bedside ...
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MacBook Pro Charger has stopped working properly - any short-term fixes?

I have a MacBook Pro 15", about a year old. Today, the charger started working only intermittently. I've seen a few other people talking about similar problems, and most people say it's a problem with ...
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iPhone battery runs down frequently?

My iPhone's battery runs down frequently after being fully charged, what can i do?
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ipad charging problem

For 5 hours it only charge 10% . How could I solve this problem.
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Can I charge a 4th gen iPod touch with the Galaxy tab's charger?

Can I charge a fourth generation iPod touch with Samsung Galaxy Tab's charger?
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Can using a non Apple USB cable damage an iPhone?

If I use a generic/aftermarket iPhone USB cable instead of the official Apple product, can it damage the iPhone? A vendor at the mall said that high quality iPhone USB cables have a chip that ...
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My iphone always restarts by itself

My iPhone often restarts automatically. It happens when I charge for long time and sometimes, it happens when I'm talking on phone .
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Are there any car chargers that will turn my iPod off when the car is turned off?

My car has an auxiliary input, which I connect my iPod to with a stereo patch cable. The problem is when I get out of my car I forget that the iPod is still playing and when I come back I'm not at ...
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How to charge iPad (v1) on a Windows device

I have an iPad (first revision) and want to charge it using my Windows laptop. It doesn't want to charge and I've read quite a lot about it now (this one here amongst others via Google), but I haven't ...
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Indicates fully charged when not 100%

I recently (less than 1 month ago) purchased a new Macbook Pro 13". Love it so far, but have a question on the battery. It never reaches 100% - usually it makes it up to 96% then the light on the ...
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Can iPad show percentage when charging by USB, and does iPad 2 charge slowly too?

I found that my iPad might be half charged after a few hours by USB from PC... too bad I can't find the wall adapter... but when I turn it on, it says "Not charging" without saying the Percentage it ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger for charging other USB based devices?

Is it OK to use my iPhone charger for charging other USB powered devices like the Kindle or a digital camera (with a rechargeable battery)? Can it cause any damage to the charger or to the device ...
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?

What do Macs do differently so its USB ports can charge my iPad, but if I plug into a USB port on my PC I get the "not charging" message?
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iPhone Dead, No Charger

Someone dropped their iPhone near my door. The neighbor picked it up, phoned me, and told me it has my number in it so it's probably someone I know. But now, the phone is dead, and I don't have an ...
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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Use Goal0 Nomad 7m Solar Panel to charge MacBook Air?

I've got a Goal0 Nomad 7m solar panel. It produces ~7 amps @ <22V DC on a regular day. The MacBook Air has a 45W charger. The markings on the charger say it runs at 14.5V DC @ 3.1 amps. Unless I'm ...
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ...
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Long USB cable for iPad kiosk?

Does Apple or anyone else sell iDevice cables that are several feet or several yards long? I'm making an iPad Kiosk and need to keep it powered. I'd be even happier if someone could point me to a ...
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Inexpensive AC charger for iPod 3rd gen / 4th gen

I have a couple of iPod Touches, a 3rd generation and a 4th generation. I would like to get an AC adaptor so that I can plug them into the wall to charge. The Apple charger is $30, which seems quite ...
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iPhone battery symbol is red, doesn't acknowledge charging, but is apparently charged

I have an iPhone 3G, When I plug in the charger, the big red battery on the locked screen is red, low and doesn't appear to be charging. When I unlock the screen, the small battery symbol on the ...
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Is too much charge time bad for your iPhone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis? Is leaving the phone on the charger overnight really really bad for your iPhone?
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iPhone: How to prevent maximum screen brightness when charging?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored when it's charging: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop charging stand on my bedside ...
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What is the best iCharger that charges from AA batteries? [closed]

I will be leaving on a vacation soon to a place where there are several days between power outlets. What charger should I use to charge/run my iP(ad/hone)?
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Should I use the adapter or the battery?

I want to know when my MBP's battery was fully charged it's better to unplug my adapter and use my battery power or still let use adapter power? I somewhere read that when MBP's battery was fully ...
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iPod Touch /w iOS4 - Why do I have to have iTunes installed to charge? [closed]

Do I have to have iTunes running to charge my iPod Touch? I mean, can't I just turn on my computer and have the USB port just charge the silly thing? All my other devices work like that; why does ...
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What does the “Charging is not supported with this device” error mean?

Sometimes when I plug my iPod touch into a dock or cable I get the message Charging is not supported with this device. What's that mean? Did Apple change the pin configuration of the dock connector? ...