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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got an Asus Transformer pad from Best Buy and it doesn't seem to charge. I've tried plugging it in through USB and to different outlets but it doesn't seen to work.

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I recently got an Asus Transformer pad from Best Buy and it doesn't seem to charge. I've tried plugging it in through USB and to different outlets but it doesn't seen to work.
Try to plug the a usb cable and device into the charger and see if it charges it
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Try to plug the a usb cable and device into the charger and see if it charges it
That's what I've been trying. I tried to plug the USB to connect my computer and the device, doesn't work. My computer recognizes the USB but it doesn't charge. I've tried to plug the USB into the plug that it came with and putting it in three different outlets that have worked with other devices and still not working.
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I don't know about why your TF won't charge through a regular outlet but when you want to charge using the usb connected to a compter the TF owners manual says the TF has to be turned off (not just a sleep). Have you tried charging through the usb with the TF completly turned off?
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Try using the charger on another device to see if it charges it.

My boss has an Apple Ipad2 and using his computer says it's not charging, but it is, (trickle charge). So this might be the same issue as far as the computer is concerned..

Just confirm the charger that came with the unit is working... then you can say to ASUS i have a bad unit or just a charger issue

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That's what I've been trying. I tried to plug the USB to connect my computer and the device, doesn't work. My computer recognizes the USB but it doesn't charge. I've tried to plug the USB into the plug that it came with and putting it in three different outlets that have worked with other devices and still not working.
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Try using the charger on another device to see if it charges it.

My boss has an Apple Ipad2 and using his computer says it's not charging, but it is, (trickle charge). So this might be the same issue as far as the computer is concerned..

Just confirm the charger that came with the unit is working... then you can say to ASUS i have a bad unit or just a charger issue
I don't know how I could do that. I don't have another device that the cable would fit into.
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Okay, I just asked my friend who had the same problem and it turns out I'm just stupid and didn't press the adapter into place hard enough. It's charging now. Thanks for the help anyway guys.
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as mentioned in Asus' FAQ, the TF101 can obtain power from USB when connecting to PC, but electric current is not sufficient to charge the battery. Use the power adapter which is provided by us is the only recommendation.


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That's what I've been trying. I tried to plug the USB to connect my computer and the device, doesn't work. My computer recognizes the USB but it doesn't charge. I've tried to plug the USB into the plug that it came with and putting it in three different outlets that have worked with other devices and still not working.
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I realize the OP's problem has been solved already, but in case someone else has a problem here is another solution.

Finding your Transformer no longer charges from the wall wart adapter?
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I realize the OP's problem has been solved already, but in case someone else has a problem here is another solution.

Finding your Transformer no longer charges from the wall wart adapter?
Looks like some of them are suggesting cold reboot as solution. I'm not having charging problem but sporadic deep sleep problem that it doesn't wake up easily with lock button. Would cold reboot (hard reset) would solve this problem too?
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I'm having this problem, the unit not charging via the wall charger. I'll leave it plugged in tonight as I left the unit to run right down so the battery is completely jiggered. If it's still not charged in the morning I'll know the adaptor is on the fritz.
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So, was it your adapter?

I just got my Transformer a couple of days ago and am happy with it. The quirks of USB charging being insufficient are something I can deal with since the keyboard dock makes the battery life so long. I'm a little bummed it doesn't charge while powered on - that's my only beef.

I'm watching this thread, though, in case I see problems with the adapter charging it.

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I'm having this problem, the unit not charging via the wall charger. I'll leave it plugged in tonight as I left the unit to run right down so the battery is completely jiggered. If it's still not charged in the morning I'll know the adaptor is on the fritz.
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So, was it your adapter?
I'm a little bummed it doesn't charge while powered on - that's my only beef.
If you're using the wallcharger and cord it should charge just fine when the tablet is turned on- it just takes a little while longer to charge fully, and even longer if you leave the screen on..
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If you're using the wallcharger and cord it should charge just fine when the tablet is turned on- it just takes a little while longer to charge fully, and even longer if you leave the screen on..
Oh, cool - that's great to know. I'm blown away by the awesome battery life with the dock.
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I'm blown away by the awesome battery life with the dock.
Me too. The biggest reason I picked the Transformer and bought it over anything else out there- even my netbook didn't compare.
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My Transformer is terrible at charging too...

Right now it's dead and I can't get it to charge through either USB or AC power. Ever since I bought it I've had trouble charging it. Why doesn't it just charge no matter what power source it's plugged into? Why doesn't it charge no matter what power state it's sitting at? It should JUST CHARGE!

Sorry....it's just so frustrating since I love this device so much while it's working.

Is there any solution for this? New firmware, OS updates or something?

Thanks for listening...
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My Transformer is terrible at charging too...

Right now it's dead and I can't get it to charge through either USB or AC power. Ever since I bought it I've had trouble charging it. Why doesn't it just charge no matter what power source it's plugged into? Why doesn't it charge no matter what power state it's sitting at? It should JUST CHARGE!
Call ASUS, probably a bad charger or powercord.
If that doesn't help the tablet might have a loose connection inside somewhere..
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From the `user manual` included with the dock: "remember to fully charge the battery (8 hours or more) before first use and whenever it is depleted to prolong battery life. The battery reaches its maximum capacity after a few full charging and discharging cycles." -- both for pad and dock, sounds like you should ` train` the battery.
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I had the same issue with my first TF. I knew it wasn't charging because the wall wart wasn't warm. They took it back and shipped in a new one as it had happened within 2 or 3 weeks of purchase and I have not had a problem since - first bought on July 5, 2011.
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I had the same thing happen lastnight, It took me an hour to get it to charge again, I had my TF plugged in for hours and when I booted it up the battery warning popped up, I had no idea what was going on for it was plugged in for hours and should be fully charged, So I tried plugging it in to charge it again and nothing happened, so I fooled around with the cable and charging block and still nothing, I then tried the PC and it connected fine, So I assumed the charging block was no good, I found the articles suggesting the prongs not connecting properly so I tried that and nothing, at this point I was starting to freak out. I then tried the freezer method and still nothing. I cleaned all the connectors with a q-tip to rule that out. I then thought to myself I am always plugging my TF to the front USB Ports, So I tried the rear ones and it connected and then I unplugged it and tried the Charger again and it worked!! I have no idea what happened or if it was just a glitch, for that night I had it plugged in to my front ports to transfer movies, I am wondering if that screwed up the charging sequence somehow?
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Mine does it once in awhile lately, and mine seems to be the wall charger glitching out.
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I've experienced that problem and wiggling the cables seems to have worked in the past. Just checked the pins and one of them was a good 1-2mm 'lower' than the other. A bit of careful prising and reconnected the parts of the mains charger. Will see how it performs next time I need to charge it.

Thanks for the tip

Update:- Just attached my TF to the mains charger and it connected immediately so I guess this was the solution to my problem.
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Anyone successful with third party charger like Belkin or Apple (iPhone)? Tried Asus Cable with some different wall charger or 12 volt car charger but no luck. Are there any third party charger or do Asus sell extra?
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Anyone successful with third party charger like Belkin or Apple (iPhone)? Tried Asus Cable with some different wall charger or 12 volt car charger but no luck. Are there any third party charger or do Asus sell extra?
The ASUS charges from USB 3.0. Most wall adapters are just USB 2.

Yes, you can buy spares- they're about $30 from amazon and other online websites, comes with the cable and wallcharger.
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the asus transformer works using usb 3 which is slightly different as i have found out when making a charger for the car as there is nothing on the market so a standard usb charger will not work............................. i would like to add that i brought a usb 3 lead of ebay plug it in to the charger then the unit all worked. as normal then split the cable tested the wires found the 15v wires, got an old phone car charger riped out the existing bits and soldered the wires to the supply terminals and it works a treat charges orange then goes green when charged in the car good if you go far or just want a big sat nav great as i use it for work
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My wall plug finally gave up on me. Is there a more reliable one I can get yet? Has anyone tried a third party wall charger yet?
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Got a brand new transformer today, won't charge at all. just says plug power in when i start it up. really disappointed with it, especially bearing in mind I traded a perfectly good ipad for it!!
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So my wall plug was having issues intermittenly and didn't know what it was. I ended up finding this forum to try and resolve my issue and I found some other nice things on how to resolve my issue. What I ended up doing was taking the wall charger and the 2 pins that go into the socket were not connecting corretly to the base(never trust pins that tuck back when not in use). So what I ended up doing was gently pushing the pins outward to try and get some sort of change in connection and not to bend the pins or break them. As soon as I tried that and plugged it in, it started working again! So people with issues should try that, because it worked for me!
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I recently got an Asus Transformer pad from Best Buy and it doesn't seem to charge. I've tried plugging it in through USB and to different outlets but it doesn't seen to work.
i got a asus tf101, and right out of the box it charges via usb no problem. I could transfer files and charge at the same time, the same as my android phone.

After I upgraded to ics android 4.0, usb charging is now disabled and there's no option to re-enable it.

So if you upgraded to ics, you're screwed and i advice anyone who hasn't upgraded, don't.
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Just got my TF today. Bought it used on craigslist. Perfect condition. Love it...but it wouldn't charge.

Found my issue in another forum but thought I'd mention the fix here since I didn't see it mentioned above.

Disassemble the charger. See those two flimsy bent-wire pins that are on the body of the adapter and which should mate with your country-specific plug?

Sometimes they just don't. Very, very gently bend those two pins outward - just a little - and then reassemble the power adapter.

Your Transformer should charge again now.
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Hi,

I also encounter similar problems when I tried to perform the first charged, it was not successful till the battery drained out, tried to with other USB adaptor also doesn't seemed to work.

Later i discovered that the original adaptor(2pcs) was the source of the problem, they must be properly fitted an a "CLICKED" sound must be heard, if you could not hear the click sound and the wall plug with the 2pin unit, than it will not work. Make sure the 2pcs adaptor is tightly fitted.

My was TF201


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To everyone who is currently having Asus Transformer charging issues. I went to YouTube and did a search on "What to do if your Transformer Prime won't charge!" Followed the 2 minute video which happened to be a charger issue and it was fixed within a second.

Good luck!

Frustrated Transformer User for only 10 minutes
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Amazing! With a new charger in the mail on it's way to me, ajaundoo you solved my problem. Followed the YouTube video and it fixed my charging problem. Thanks!! Anyone else out there? Try this simple solution B4 wasting money on a new charger!!!
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Charger in the freezer for an hour worked for me. Hoping this doesn't become a constant thing, but a fluke. Thanks for all the tips everyone.
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