Hundreds of Australians who purchased an iPad over the weekend are now having problems charging their device when connected to a PC, blog forums have revealed.
The issue is well known to Apple who is working with third party PC manufacturers to deliver drivers for PC’s. Allready several PC motherboard manufacturers have released new drivers for their mobos that allow iPad charging from a PC. If you have an ASUS, Gigabyte, or MSI motherboard, you can get drivers by going to the download sites of these manufacturers.
The TUAW apple blog said yesterday “Unfortunately, this is still a YMMV situation — there are a ton of different factors that go into the kind of power that can come off of a USB port, and even if you have the right software for the right motherboard manufacturer, there’s no guarantee it’ll work exactly right”.
With my iPad I have had problems charging via a Sony, Medion and HP PC however I have had no Wi Fi problems.