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iPad dropped, now with red screen/background

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  • kagithelva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2011 5:48 AM (in response to Jim71)

    I had the same problem today. Although I don't remember dropping it, the screen turned green and fuzzy. After several phone calls to the service and finding out that the warranty expired 15 days ago, I found the solution here!

     

    I slapped it at the back and it fixed the problem... at least for now. Thanks for the advice!

  • julie26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to Jim71)

    Daughter dropped her ipad twenty minutes ago and screen was green/red and fuzzy. Spent 15 minutes Googling problem and found this thread - slapped back a few times and voila - a minute later screen back to normal!  Thank you so much the person who discovered this and posted the (unbelievable) solution.

  • keith71 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to Jim71)

    Thank you so much, I hit the back  of my iPad 2 after dropping it off my bed and the red screen disappeared!

  • jgcowgill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to Jim71)

    You just saved me a trip to the Apple store for a new iPad, thank you! 3 not so hard taps and the red-green snow was gone! I didn't quite expect in this day of more advanced technology the axiom of if it don't work, "hit it" would still be sage advice....ok, perhaps not sage, but still. I'm just happy my iPad is working right again!

  • Cocchunzzi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 9:32 PM (in response to Jim71)

    Hey :,( I took your advise I dropped it the 1st time and it had a red screen did some research and found your post slapped the back and it was back to the same I accidentally dropped it again and now it has a red screen what should I do now your advise is not wiring the second time. HELP PLEASE!! This I pad2 is my baby. Thank you!

  • jctejano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to Jim71)

    Thank you so much for this! For people like me who get easily impatient and had been tapping for a while, give it some rest first for around 2-3mins. Should be repaired afterwards. :)

  • braddell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 5:10 PM (in response to Jim71)

    WOW! great job - I almost cried when mine broke, and then I read your post, not it works!  AWESOME!  Question - has this fixed your problem for good (so far), or have you had additional problems with it?

  • jorgeyglory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to julie26)

    Thanks a lot.  I had the same situation and thanks to your comment I already repair the fuzzy screen. 

  • corea50 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to kagithelva)

    I just have to add my voice. I dropped my IPad 1 2 weeks ago and 3 days ago I got the red screen issue.  I Smack the back one time, the screen flickered and everything was back to normal.

  • SteveMcLyneham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to corea50)

    Same here.  Dropped my iPad.  Panicked at first.  I then found this thread and slapped the back of the iPad a few time and it came good.  I'm going to be more careful with it from now on.

  • bjester_98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Jim71)

    Holy Cow!!! Daughter accidentally dropped her ipad2 about an hour ago....Found this and after patiently (ok, maybe not so patiently) smacking the back of the unit.....it worked! Thanks for the advice!!!

  • KDBscuba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Jim71)

    Thanks for the post .. about 5 decent spanks (as described by someone above) did the trick.  

  • Rathmandu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2012 9:42 PM (in response to Cocchunzzi)

    I just had the similar problem today, a very gentle TWIST ( do mean gentle, but enough). It seemed to have readjusted the ribons or circuitry to fix it. Im guessing the the thickness of the first gen ipads require a slap whereas the thinner more maliable ipad2 could endure an exremly gently twisting to adjustment.  Every case will be different, but this is what worked for me.

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