Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
284 views

ipad charging problem

For 5 hours it only charge 10% . How could I solve this problem.
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2answers
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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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7answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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6answers
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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3answers
660 views

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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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? ...
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4answers
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Is there an iPhone 4 car kit for charging, music, and hands-free calls?

Is there an iPhone 4 compatible Car Kit which supports charging, playing Music through the car stereo + Hands Free Calls? I've looked at a few kits, eg from Parrot but not many (if any?) seems to be ...
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1answer
668 views

Battery or power adapter problem?

I have a problem charging my battery. When I plug my power adapter into my MacBook Pro, the power adapter's light turns green (it doesn't change to orange) and my monitor light turns on (which means ...
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2answers
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Am I missing something by using outdated data cable and wall charger?

My wife has iPhone 3G and I recently bought iPhone 4 for myself. Since we can easily manage charging for both of our phones from just one wall charger, I actually never unpackaged mine and data cable ...
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8answers
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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6answers
4k views

Can I use an iPad charger with my iPhone 4?

Is there any harm in using the iPad charger for iPhone 4?
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4answers
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Using an iPod charging cable to charge an iPad

I lost the original plug-in charger that came with my iPad. I have tried using my iPod cable to charge my iPad (plugged into the USB port of my Windows laptop) but the iPad will not charge (or at ...
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6answers
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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6answers
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Is it my imagination or do iPods charge faster using a car charger?

Maybe I'm crazy, but it sure seems like when I plug my electronics (iPhone, iPod, etc.) into a car charger it gets up to a full charge MUCH faster than if I use a regular charger and an outlet. Do ...
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4answers
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What's the point of the 60W Apple MagSafe replacement charger?

One of the cable tabs on my MagSafe charger for my MacBook came undone, so I took this as a sign to retire the charger to home use and to purchase another for travel. When I went to my local Best Buy, ...