Apr. 14th, 2016

Bad iPad

Apr. 14th, 2016 05:19 pm
nelc: Bob Howard from the cover of The Fuller Momorandum (Fuller)
My 1st Gen iPad has suddenly started charging v-e-r-y slowly. It was fine a couple of days ago, but since I had to do a reset because it had slowed down to a crawl, it's been not showing the recharge icon and only trickling a bit of charge: it's only gone from 20% charged to 29% in the space of five hours and doesn't recharge at all if I use it for anything.

It could be something to do with the reset, like the software has forgotten the parameters of the battery and is only recharging slowly to see how far it can go, for some reason.

It might be nothing to do with the reset, like it might be the battery is actually on its last legs and just fell down all of a sudden instead of degrading gracefully. Or it might be that the charging cable or the charger itself has crapped out suddenly.

I guess the most likely option is the cable; it is showing a bit of wear. It's also the one thing I could probably afford to fix, just. Can't really afford to investigate by buying a cable and then a charger and seeing if they fix the problem.

Got to get that iMac working again and sold, so maybe I can get a secondhand iPad 2 or something.

Update: It was the cable. Not as expensive to replace as I thought, but still more than I wanted to spend.

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