What is wrong with my iPad ???

Discussion in 'Apple Products' started by TechLarry, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. TechLarry

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    I have an iPad Air Gen 1 on a swing arm in the kitchen. It's pretty much never been used off battery.

    The battery seems fine. At first thought it was because all the memory was used up (literally, zero bytes wer available for storage) so I cleared 16G.

    Nope. Didn't fix it.

    Rebooted. Nope. Didn't fix it. It went a way for a while but I can hear it's back agaijn.

    It's a really fast Bedoop Bedoop Bedoop sound every 1/4 second or so.\\If I unplug it the sound goes away.
     
  2. UnknownSouljer

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    So, the problem is the sound?

    I would say, check the cable. Test a different one.

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    EDIT: In case it's not clear, iOS has a chime that it makes when a device is plugged into a power source. A faulty cable makes it connect and disconnect constantly with power. Of course I don't know the exact sound you're referring to without hearing it, but considering that it stops making sounds when unplugged, it seems likely to be a cable issue.
     
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  3. Agromahdi123

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    yea sounds like the cable is connecting and disconnecting, check the charging icon, if it goes on, off, on, off, cable is bad that sound, Bedoop, is the "hey you plugged in a cable" noise, and the other one, is "oh you unplugged a cable'
     
  4. TechLarry

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    The beep cycle is way faster than that.
     
  5. UnknownSouljer

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    Did you try it?
     
  6. TechLarry

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    Well, it's all silent now....
     
  7. UnknownSouljer

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    Okay. Feel free to check back in if it has other problems.
     
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    I’ve had this happen before. The lightning cable gets worn out over time. If you look at the actual pins you will probably find the middle pins to be blackened or dirty. That’s the ones that carry the voltage and they are very tiny, so they get destroyed after a while.

    Very common problem on lightning cables. Sometimes you can get some extra life out of it by flipping the cable over.

    But I have replaced many lightning cables over the years. Nearly all for this reason.
     
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  9. TechLarry

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    I'll replace that puppy just to be sure. I have tons of them lying around...
     
  10. mope54

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    It's faster than you plugging and pulling the cable in and out but that's the speed of the interface losing/gaining connection.

    Like a flickering fluorescent compared to you flipping the light switch on and off--the flickering is going to be much faster.