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iPod touch 4th generation will not charge, what might be going wrong?

I have a friend who has a fourth generation iPod Touch. Today she told me that they had tried five different chargers and she still cannot get it to charge. What might be causing this and how might we ...
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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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new iphone 3gs dead battery

i bought a new sealed iphone 3gs from vodafone store ( yes brand new one, it seems that they got some stored old phones of different brands and models ) the problem is that this iphone wont charge by ...
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How many amps should an iPhone 5s car charger output?

When looking on Amazon for a car charger I noticed that different items have different amp values, 2.1 and 3.1 being the most frequent. What is the recommended value? Does it even matter? Is there ...
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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 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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iPhone acting on its own

Something weird was happening with an iPhone when we used it with a 12V output, it started to do thing (press the screen) by it self. The power setup was like this: Solar power battery 12V to 220V ...
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Bad grounding with 3rd party Lightning cable?

We have bought a 3m USB Lightning cable on Amazon for charging our iPads. We use the original Apple wall plug with it. The metal casing of the iPad feels slightly tingly when plugged in. I had thist ...
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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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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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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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Is there an iOS app that measures/reports the battery charging current?

I suspect my fake lightening cable charge my iPhone 5 much slower than my original lightening cable on the same charger. Is there an app that will display the current battery draw/charging current and ...
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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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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 will not charge

I can transfer data from trough a genuine Apple cable from my iPad to a PC but the same cable will not allow my iPad or iPhone 4s to charge battery using a multi point USB hub connected to a power ...
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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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Possible to charge iPhone through other means?

I am too cheap to purchase a USB charging connector for my iPhone, so I was wondering if there's a way to create a USB cable at home or use some other USB cable and get the job done safely. For ...
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Can not charge iPhone 5 from Macboook after Mavericks upgrade

I have a Macbook and usually have it plugged into power. I then connect iPhone 5 via USB port to charge the iPhone - it has worked for 3 years. I updated my software to Mavericks last week and now ...
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Effects of Current Fluctuations on Charging

iPhones, iPad, etc, all have their optimal specifications for charging. A power source that does not meet those specification results in a slow charge. However, what happens when the specifications ...
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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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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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my iphone5 is shutting down and has no power to turn on what do i do?

I've had my iPhone 5 for a year now but ever since iv had it it always had battery problems, i tried to replace it with a new battery but it would work for a day and the power off. Now when i try to ...
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How to charge the MacBook Pro from 12 Volts?

Aim: I would like to charge my MacBook Pro (MBP) form a 12V lead-acid battery. However there are no official chargers from Apple for that purpose. There exist quite some alternative products on the ...
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Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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How many times can a iPhone 5/iPad 2 be charged with Rechargeable Tyre Inflator

I am thinking about buying a Rechargeable Tyre Inflator with built in USB. Many of the devices available state the USB is compatible for Smart phone charging. But none specify what mAH total you can ...
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My Windows 7 Lenovo laptop won't detect my iPhone 4S but it will charge it? [duplicate]

For the last 5 months my iPhone 4S won't connect to my Windows 7 Lenovo laptop or iTunes. It will charge in 2 of my USB ports, and I've tried 3 different cables. I've tried following tips off Apple ...
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Why does the iMac charge my iPhone faster than the wall charger?

I've noticed that my iMac at work (21.5", Mid 2011) charges my iPhone 5 about 2-3x faster than the included wall charger. How does it do that?
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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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iPhone 4S - sudden drop in battery percentage

I've bought a half-year-old iPhone 4S a couple of weeks ago 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, ...
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using Apple products abroad: just replace the plug?

For many Apple products, e.g. macbook air, or iphone, the power supply is the same for different countries, and it accepts a power range of 100-240V and 50-60Hz (which I think is a great idea, since ...
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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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iPhone 5 does not work while charging

My iPhone 5 does not respond to swipes and gestures on the touch screen, while charging. The buttons work fine. What is this issue, I have on 2 iPhone 5 devices - so not only one. Rebooting does not ...
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Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
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Prevent Mac(bookpro) form sleeping while iPhone charges

I charge my iPhone by plugging it in my MBP. Until recently, if I closed my MBP when my iPhone was already connected, my phone kept charging. If you plugged it in when my MBP was already in sleepmode, ...
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Laptop charger plug differences

My Macbook Pro charger (purchased in the US) comes with two different plug attachments, one that fits directly into the body of the charger and one with an extension cord. For some reason, the short ...
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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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MacBook Pro Charging Issues

Last night I plugged in my MacBook Pro, and I noticed the light on the charger was a very faint green, hardly visible in bright light. Today I opened my Mac and noticed it stated 'batteries not ...
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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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Macbook Air mid 2013 not charging

I have a macbook air mid 2013 model. It worked with no problem till now. Today when I opened the macbook it shows no charge symbol(I mean when you press power button it shows a battery icon in a black ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...
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How do you turn on a iphone 4 when your power button doesn't work and your phone wont charge?

This is the second time my phone turns off on full battery and I cant turn it back on last time i waited two days i guess it drained the battery and all but this time my phone was on 30 % I've called ...
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Why isn't my iPhone 5S turning on automatically when plugged in?

I have had iPhones since the iPhone 3G, so I know it's hardwired into iPhone behavior to turn on when plugged in. I got my 5S like half a year ago, but only recently it hasn't been turning on ...
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iPhone does not react to charger unless turned off

I have my iPhone 5S for less than a week. I have charged it fully only once. Cable, charger and phone are new and from the box. When I connect it to the USB charger it does not display the lighting ...
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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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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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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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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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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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How can I tell if a 30-pin USB cable for an iPhone is genuine?

I have many of the 30-pin USB cables for the iPhone, and I would like to determine which are authentic Apple and which are not. (Over the three years that I owned an iPhone 4 and my wife an iPhone 4s, ...
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Rugged iPhone 5S cable or wireless charging solution

I recently purchased a rugged iPhone 5S sync lead because I am heavy handed so the standard sync leads don't tend to last me any length of time at all. However, I was suprised to discover that it does ...