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iPod classic 80GB won't charge from usb power adapter

iPod classic 80GB 2007 [Model No.:A1238] won't charge from LG usb travel adapter (output 5.0V, 0.85A). It normally charged from Apple 5W USB Power Adapter [Model No.:A1299] (output 5.0V, 1A), and ...
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iPod Touch 4th Gen Not Charging

I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation that has a cracked screen. It does not seem to be charging because it is not showing the charging icon. It only charges with an iPhone 4S charger.
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I'm wondering if my 13 inch MacBook Air is having battery issues?

This is my current battery information. Could someone please let me know if I need a new battery or what might be wrong with it? Battery Information: Model Information: Serial Number: ...
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How do I get my MacBook to charge?

I have an older MacBook - not the aluminium unibody, the white one. Bought in the US. All of a sudden it has stopped accepting the charge. Once I plugin the MagSafe connector it goes to green ...
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New battery stops charging around 85%

I have a 17" MBP for about three years and couple of days ago I changed the battery with a new one in an Apple store. The problem is, charging stops at 87%, the charger led remains orange and ...
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What does a family do for charging and storage of multiple Apple devices?

What does a family with multiple devices do for charging and storage of a growing number of devices. We now have 4 laptops 5 iPads and 5 iPhones plus several other iPods. Are there any cabinets ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
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Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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precaution or steps to take before booting up 4 months unused macbook air

My mother was ill for quite some-time, and she didn't use her MacBook Air for almost 4 months now. Before booting it up again, and start making use, please let me know if there are some necessary ...
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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Macbook randomly shuts down without on charge (even at ~90% full)

I'm having a real issue with my Macbook (white, late 2009 version, running Lion OS X). It was about since 2 weeks ago or so, my Macbook would just randomly shut down, I lost a couple unsaved files ...
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Is there a way to have my iPhone 5 report current charging rate? [duplicate]

For example, so I can test different USB ports on my computer and powered hubs to see if one charges my iPhone faster than another.
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I've changed my iPhone 3g battery, but it's stuck on 61%

Hey guys I did a search and couldn't find anything that really suited my situation. I recently changed my iPhone battery, the phone turns on and the battery decrease immediately. It decreased 1% ...
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MacBook Pro only Charging when Turned Off

My MacBook Pro (2012, Retina) will suddenly not charge when it's turned on. If I shut it down, it charges normally (orange led, goes green when full). After I turn it on it keeps the green led on ...
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Sync iPhone Without Charging

Title says it all. Is there a way to sync an iPhone with iTunes (tethered) without charging it concurrently? An answer below indicated that this was possible by either modifying or purchasing a ...
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Charging my US iPad in Israel

I brought my iPad charging wire to Israel along with the necessary plug adapter. I have not been able to charge my iPad. I also tried to charge it off of my wife's MacBook. No go. I called the ...
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Any danger to letting a MacBook stay on the charger long-term? [duplicate]

I came into possession of a 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Most of the time, it will be used as a desktop computer - but there will be instances when I will need the 5 hour battery. Is there any danger to ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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iPad 2 restarting intermittently and very slow to operate and charge

I have an iPad 2 (Model MC769B/A) running on iOS 6.1.3 (10B329) and over the past few days I have experienced very slow charging times when plugged into the usual source - the main wall socket. Also, ...
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Charge cycles increase?

This is a bit weird, I've been doing everything to keep the battery health great and that's what i achieved so far. it's going through 99-100%, but the thing is.. those charging cycles thing are ...
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Fundamental Difference Between Charging An iPhone At The Mains & Via USB Cable Linked To An iMac?

If you are working at an iMac and there is also a mains socket close at hand, is there any difference (in any respect) to charging an iPhone via USB cable linked to the Mac or is it more advisable to ...
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I'm in Peru and having battery problems and electric shock issues with my new MacBook Air

I purchased this MacBook Air in late 2012, found that the initial battery life was more than six hours in the US, then came to Peru. Peru runs on 220, and most everywhere that I am, the electricity is ...
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iPhone 4S - sudden drop in battery percentage

I have an iPhone 4S and I just ran into a really weird issue the third time now: the battery percentage would suddenly drop 30-40-50%. One minute, it's, say, 69%, the next minute it's 25%. If I put it ...
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iPad 4 not charging solution with usb 3.0 dual ports Y adapter

Just recently picked up an iPad 4. Saw that it specifies "not charging" when plugged into the usb port. Saw that it is a common issue due to usb power. I have usb 3.0 ports on my desktop so I tried ...
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Does iPad battery charging utility like Battery Boost Magic pro really make a difference in prolonging iPad's battery life?

Do battery charging utilities such as Battery Boost Magic pro or Kingsoft battery doctor really make a difference in prolonging the life of an iPad battery?
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iPhone 5 Lightning to USB Cable - Is it safe to use replicas? [duplicate]

I need to buy a Lightning to USB cable for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? If I use an original power adapter, a ...
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Are non-Apple lightning cables and power transformers safe to use?

I need to buy an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? I am more cautious about a third ...
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Iphone 4 not charging after update to iOS6

Why is my iphone 4 unable to charge immediately after updating to iOS 6? I am using an apple brand cable, I tried it on my computer, and I tried it in multiple wall outlets, no change. The charge is ...
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Looking for car (cigarette lighter receptacle to lightning) charger for iPhone 5

Is there any way to charge an iPhone 5 in a 2005 Cadillac (in the cigarette lighter hole)? Or am I just out of luck with an old car? I did some searches on google but nothing came up. I also saw ...
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What prevents an iPad or iPod charger from overcharging?

my iPad mini came with this charger and cable. If i leave it charging overnight, what prevents it from overcharging my iPad(is it the charger or the iPad itself)? I ask because I also own a Dynex ...
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iPhone 5 not charging via USB from PC [duplicate]

I charge my phone using my PC all the time, and it's been only a week that since I bought my iPhone 5. Now I can't charge my phone with my PC. What could be the problem thats causing my phone to not ...
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Charger works on Computers but not in the car?

I bought a new charging cable for my iPod the other day. I used it to plug my iPod into my laptop and it works just fine. However, I plugged it into the radio transmitter in my car (which is itself ...
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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 / charger....
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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can i charge something via usb when computer is off? [duplicate]

I have one of those little remote control helicopters and it needs to be charged via USB. It takes 45 minutes to charge. Can this thing charge when the laptop (macbook pro) is off? Does it need to be ...
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iPhone 4 won't charge with wall charger after iOS 6 update

After updating to iOS 6.0 my iPhone will not charge on the wall charger. My phone will charge in the car and on a stereo dock. My wall charger still works and charges my iPod touch fine. I have ...
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Using iPhone while charging and when charged

Is it OK to use an iPhone 4 that is fully charged while keeping it plugged to wall outlet? I am worried about stressing battery too much since it is charging and discharging at the same time. Any ...
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iPhone does not charge with Mac Pro or PC USB ports

Looking at: After updating to iOS 6, iPhone will not charge from Mac Pro USB ports I rebooted iPhone few times, changed cables, machines (PC/Mac) etc., but still unable to charge the phone.
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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Ampere the retina macbook pro can deliver over usb. I thought that one should be able to charge an ipad with a retina macbook which would mean, that it should be about ...
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iPad wont charge in India

I am not sure why my iPad will not charge in India which I got in US. Did the power fluctuations kill the charging part or do I need to charge it in some other way? How do I test or find out the ...
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How can I diagnose an iPad that seems super slow to recharge?

I've had my iPad 1 for almost a year now. For the past few months it has been charging EXTREMELY slowly. Last night I plugged it in with 54% remaining on the battery life. This morning it is only ...
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Where can I buy a replacement MagSafe female chip for my MacBook Pro?

I am trying to find a replacement charging chip for my MacBook pro 5.5 (mid 2009). I have looked on eBay and can't find them. Does anyone know of a site that sells parts like this? Thank you.
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How can I stop my iPod connecting to my computer when I plug it in?

Seems like a strange question, but here is the situation: when I arrive at work, I want to recharge my iPod. The easiest way to do that is via the USB connection on my computer. But if I plug it in, ...
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Which Macbook Pro USB port should I use to charge an iPad?

I heard that one of the two USB ports provides more power, decreasing the charging time. Still, I forgot which one is the powerful one. I would be nice to give a hint that's easy to rememeber ;) It ...
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iPhone 3G cannot be charged while 3GS is charged

I have a car USB adapter and can charge my 3GS with it. However using the same cable and adapter my friend's 3G cannot be charged. First thing that comes to my mind is a problem with the 3G unit ...
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Is it normal that iPhone 4S touch screen is not working correctly when charging

When I use my iPhone 4S's touch screen while charging, sometime it is not working correctly. For example; if I touch something in the middle screen, it acts like I touch some bottom in the border. Is ...
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Creating charging switch on iPhone charger

I am attempting to create a switch on my iPhone charging wire so that I can use my device to test iOS applications I'm creating on my Mac without actually charging the device. When I'm working on an ...
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Charge from USB on computer or wall socket?

Is it OK if I keep charging my iPad and iPhone using the Mac USB ports? Or is it better to charge them with the supplied chargers? I understand that charging slowly is better (though I'm not sure why)...
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Battery cycles for rMBP and recharges?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. I heard that its best to let the laptop discharge until 0% in order to restart the battery cycle or something like that. However I know that ...
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Charging my Macbook with power inverter

I bought a MotoMaster Eliminator Mobile Power Outlet Digital Power Inverter rated for 400 W. It has thoses specs: AC output voltage: 115 V Max Continuous AC power: 320 W AC Output frequency: ...