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 indication that it was charging.
I took it to the Apple store, and they said that it can no longer charge and that the only thing I can do is get a new iPad. I decided to go home and try leaving it plugged in to the wall for several hours and see what happens. After 4 hours of charging, the charge only rose by 5%. Note: the iPad was on, but the screen was off.
When I tried turning the device off and charging it overnight, it was able to charge to 100%.
So my two problems are:
- The charging indicator no longer shows up.
- It takes a long time to charge while the iPad is on.
Is there any way to fix these two problems? If it's a physical problem with one of the components of the iPad, which one would I need to replace to fix these issues?
I'm guessing that Apple came to that conclusion because they didn't have time to leave it plugged in and wait a few hours just to see it charge a little bit. Therefore, I understand why Apple thought it could never be charged again.
Note: I'm using the charger that came with it, and I've tried other chargers as well. Apple tried their own chargers too.