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    Jesse Goodrum's Avatar
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    Default iPad 3 Dock Connecter Problems

    Hello, I recently purchased an iPad 3 on eBay that was broken for a screaming deal, saying that the dock connector needed to be replaced.

    When I got the replacement connector I opened it up and replaced it, plugged it in and nothing... Didn't turn on, or show up in itunes.

    I figured the battery was past dead, and needed to be charged for a couple hours, but hours past and still nothing.

    After being on the charger for 2 more days, I came back and tried turning it on again.

    And it fired up!

    But it says that the ipad is disabled for 22million minutes, so I figure I will just put it in recovery mode and reset the ipad.

    The ipad will not connect to itunes on my macbook pro. I plug it in, and no messages pop up, not recognized. The battery life meter says that is not charging either, even though it must have charged over the 2 days it was on the charger, right?

    I took it to the apple store, they could not get a connection either. They told me the connector must be broken, because the ipad is not getting a charge at all, and not connecting to 4 of their computers, with 4 different cables.

    But how does the pad turn on when I connect the charger if the dock isn't working? I can hold down home and plug in, and it will go into recovery mode, so it has to be getting some power. I have taken everything out, and cleaned all of the contacts and re seated all of the connections. I also took a voltage reading of the battery, and it reads 3.7 like it should.

    Can anyone help me out here? I guess the replacement dock could have been broken too, but doesn't seem likely...

    Im stumped...
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    Default Re: iPad 3 Dock Connecter Problems

    I hope you didn't pay too much for it... sounds like a futile cause.
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    Default Re: iPad 3 Dock Connecter Problems

    What have i missed.... Ipad 3 4g not charging...

    I have a well loved, heavily used ipad 3 that stopped charging and ran out of battery and died completely... even though plugged into charger for many, many, hours. Initally, I plugged into a charger. it said it is charging for a second or so and then said not charging. I haved tested with multiple cable, blocks, wall outlets that have worked previously. I have hard reset it, master reset it, restored it with itunes and set up as new... Yes the pc sees it. I did a remote quick test before it died and brought it to the genius bar. They said, after plugging it in to a pc for testing that i had a charging port problem.. I replaced the charging port and battery...( face it, that was just a matter of time since it is about 3 ys old... I was on borrowed time and if your going to bother opening it up, it would just be silly not to do the battery also!) I also replaced the wifi antennea ( figured it was unlikely to survive disassembly). Put everything back together except for the final adhering of the touch screen.... plugged it in... it turned on.... but I still have the original problem! it sees the charger for a second or so then says not charging..... What did I miss?

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