I have had intermittent problems using the BBC iPlayer app over the last two days. When using the app to play video, the sound will stop (silence), and the iPad volume control does not work, or show on screen indication.
I have found that the Airplay menu is set to ¨dock connector¨ even though I'm using the iPad solo.
I have re installed the app, but found that once the error occurs, all other apps are affected - i.e.no volume.
Rebooting the iPad solved the issue a couple of times, but I now find that even the video app, shows Airplay to dock connector, and there is no iPad checkbox on the menu.
So I'm looking for a cable that has the new apple low profile dock connector on one side and a female dock connector on the other side. Cause most iPod interface cables have big bulky dock Connectors and it won't fit in the spot I'm looking at. I even tried looking for a female USB to female dock connector couldn't find that either. Do they not make thin dock connector cables?
I bought an acrylic adjustable easel from a craft store ($2.99!) to use as a stand to hold my iPad in either portrait or landscape position. Not that it matters a lot, but the cable doesn't fit under the iPad in portrait mode and it also hangs off to the side in a rather unsightly manner. I thought if there was a right angle connector available anywhere it could eliminate both issues. The cable I am looking for looks something like this on another MR thread
I was using my iPad normally the other day and synced it to my mac (iMac in sig). Today there were a few updates for apps that I use, so I decide to re-sync the iPad even though I have hardly used it since the sync the night before. I plug in the dock connector to the bottom (same cable/USB port as the night before) and nothing happens. I tried my iPhone and iPod on the cable and everything shows up in iTunes fine. As soon as I try the iPad....nothing. Of course I have done a soft and hard restart with no luck. Seems weird that the dock connector magically went bad while sitting on my desk overnight. Any ideas?
all of a sudden my ipad dock connector seems to just not be working.. wont charge when plugged into the wall, wont connect to the computer, wont react to anything plugged into it. Not sure what to do.. it is jailbroken so i cannot bring it to an apple store as is, I must get it connected to the computer to restore it. any ideas? this sucks..
When I first inserted the sync cable, my new iPad 3G the dock connector was very tight and snug, no movement whatsoever.However over the past four days the connector tightness seems to be a bit less. I noticed it more tonight when I picked up my iPad and felt a light tug and realized it was still attached to the charging cable, I quickly inspected it to ensure I didnt damage anything and noticed the connection between the device and the cord seemed ever so slightly "wobbly"
When I plug in the cable it doesn't feel loose per se, doesn't move side to side, or fall out, but rather flexes slightly front to back of the device. Doing this doesn't break charging or sync connection, doesn't seem to have any adverse effects.
My iPod Touch has the same slight front-to-back flex of the sync cable when attached, but it's been plugged in every night to charge, and every day into the car dock multiple times for well over a year, so I would expect the connectors to be slightly worn. I have inspected the inside of the ports on both devices, even prodding them slightly with a small electronics probe, and everything seems tight and straight.
1) Is it normal for this slight front-to-back flexibility? Are the connections not supposed to be tight and unmoving? (I have tried both devices on all 5 of my charge/syc cables including one that was brand new with the same results.) 2) I see so many speaker systems and charging stations that seem to support the devices only by their docking ports, so exactly how sturdy are these dock connnectors? Are they not prone to bending/breakage?
I plan to buy an ipad for my wife. So far, she balks at the onscreen keyboard.
I'm not clear if the "dock" connector on the ipad is the usual USB port, or instead, something proprietary to the ipad. Since i already own an old imac keyboard, is it possible to plug this USB keyboard straight into the ipad,. Or is my only option to buy Apple's bluetooth keyboard? I have also read few threads here, where people are having problems with the bluetooth keyboard.
I'm equally curious to learn from other people who also thought they needed a real keyboard, but then when they tested it, along with the onscreen keyboard, they actually preferred the onscreen one.
Information: Dual 1.8 G5 (Leopard) and 13 inch macbook (SnowL) Mac OS X (10.5.8)
I would like to use my iPad to connect to a projector (via a VGA adapter) for presentations (via Keynote) with embedded videos i.e. not links but actual videos from YouTube etc. that I'm planning to convert using Skysoft Video for iPad converter, embed these into the presentations and play from within Keynote. Does anyone successfully manage this? Secondly. is Skysoft Video for iPad converter the best package for this job?
When i plugged my MacBook Pro with iPad neither the iPad nor the macbook respond. Tried installing the latest version of iTunes, restarting iPad & the Mac but none of them worked. There is some problem with my charging cable or iPad because everytime i plug it, it did not work and message appears "not charging".
I am trying to find if there is a way to hook up 2 accesories to the iPad's dock conntector? I am looking at getting an iPad to simplify my dj set up (well basically eliminate all other equipment besides speakers and headphones) and one of the products that is coming out is a midi controller that connects through the dock connector. It looks like a great product but I would also like to be able to charge the iPad at the same time. Is there any product that is available that could help me do this? I saw one website that makes a splitter but it is only electrical taped together and is not sturdy. I was looking at the camera connector that would give one usb port but then I would need to find a product that turns that into the dock connector (for the midi controller) and a usb (for the power cord).
Being a cheap poor ba**ard that I am, I bought the 16 gig iPad. It does fine but I am very selective on what I put on it for space reasons. I had a thought, why not have a dock connector cable to dock connector (hook iPad to say a hard drive based ipod with a hell of a lot more storage than the ipad, I have a vast library of movies ). I am sure this is just a pipe dream and people will say that it will cause people to not buy the bigger capacity iPads, but who cares. I want a cheap alternative. Well to all who think I am crazy, fire away with your insults, ridicule, cheap shots and so on, I promise I will not report you because I love reading this garbage.
Just bought the ipad dock to vga connector. This cable has a female VGA connector. I would expect my tv to have a male connector, but this is female too (15 pins). Is there a way to make a connection fi by adding a female to male connector?
I have an iPad that I've had for several months now. It's been jailbroken since I got it. However, last night I went to plug it into my wall next to my bed to charge and it didn't recognize being plugged in. I brought it out and tried the connector plugged into my computer and iTunes won't recognize it.I tried my iTouch with both cables and they work fine. Reading some of the forums in here I figured I would try a reboot. However, now I'm stuck at the Apple logo. I read further about using redsn0w and using the "just boot tethered" option. However, since my iPad dock connector seems to be having issues, it won't recognize my iPad in DFU mode (and I've had it in DFU mode plenty of times so I know I'm doing it right).My problem is, if it's a faulty connector, since I'm jailbroken and can't get in to do a factory reset, am I screwed? This is a hefty investment to lose out on.
Do you all have the same issue? I found out that the usb cable the came with the iPad scratches the aluminum at the dock connector. those 2 little hooks on the cable that locks the connector in place actually scratches the aluminum on the dock connector.
Howdy everyone, I've searched the forums and I discovered one thread about the USB cable creating scratches to where you plug in the cable but my cable has created grooves into the side of the slot. It looks as if the "teeth" of the USB cable sliced into the sides of the slot. One on each side. It is noticeable as the grooves start on the outside of the slot. Is this normal?
I have an iPad 3 and it's sound has just completely gone away, not even on earphones. I tried the mute sidebutton trick but that didn't work. And I don't get the volume slider on the bottom taskbar either. I noticed everytime I pushed the dock connector a little upward the sound would come back and I see the volume slider too but it goes away after 5-10 seconds. So I'm guessing there is a problem with the dock connector? I got it cleaned thoroughly but nothing. I also hear the click sound when I unlock the iPad and I get the volume slider for 2 seconds.. and the sound and slider are gone.
Lastly, my iPad never shuts down. I shut it down and it just retarts. I've tried to restore and currently I'm using iOS 6 beta 2 but still nothing. I believe the issue is that the iPad is stuck in dock mode itself. when I push the connector upwards the dock mode is disabled for a few seconds. How to permanently disable the dock mode? or fix the connector so it won't switch to dock mode?