Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 8:42 AM (in response to Kellyarms20)
Try this and see if it helps.
Calibrate the home button
1. Open a stock iOS app, such as Contacts
2. Press & hold the sleep/wake button at the top of your device until the red slider control appears.
3. Immediately release the sleep/wake button and press & hold the home button. Hold until the red slider disappears.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Kellyarms20)
If it's a software issue - yes. If it's a hardware issue - no. You can try to restore your iPad. A few people also say that after they turned an app on, held sleep button until the red bar appears and then held home button until it disappeared it started working. Anyway, repairing it isn't expensive and won't take long. And for sure it's the best way to make it work again.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to MilkyMouse777)
Hi, thanks for responding! I did try the home button/wake button combo to no avail. I ended up using the accessibility option under settings, adding a home button to the home screen. I've never had anything repaired at Apple, can you give me what you think a ballpark figure would be? I have an Apple place at my mall that I'd probably take it to.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to Kellyarms20)
Apple will NOT repair your iPad.
They don't repair them. If your iPad is still under warranty they will replace it with a refurbished unit of the same type meaning if you have a 32GB Pad 2, it will be replaced with a 32GB iPad 2.
If the iPad is out of warranty, they will offer a replacement at a cost which starts at $249.00 in the U.S.
Apple offers two service options for iPads that are not eligible for warranty service.
Battery Replacement ServiceIf your iPad requires service only because the battery's ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, please refer to the Battery Replacement Service information.
Out-of-Warranty ServiceIf you own an iPad that is ineligible for warranty service but is eligible for Out-of-Warranty (OOW) Service, Apple will replace your iPad with an iPad that is new or equivalent to new in both performance and reliability for the Out-of-Warranty Service fee listed below.
iPad model Out-of-Warranty Service Fee iPad mini $219 iPad 3rd, 4th generation $299 iPad 2, iPad $249
A $6.95 shipping fee will be added if service is arranged through Apple and requires shipping. All fees are in US dollars and are subject to local tax.
Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPad that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service.
Apple reserves the right to determine whether or not your iPad is eligible for Out-of-Warranty service. Replacement iPads have a 90-day limited hardware warranty or assume the remainder of your standard warranty or AppleCare service contract coverage, whichever is longer. Please see the AppleCare+ for iPad and Apple Repair Terms And Conditions for further details.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 1:51 AM (in response to Demo)
It's halfly true. Apple itself may not repair it, but they provide you with the list of autorized services which do repair Apple products! https://locate.apple.com - here you have it. Choose Service, choose a localisation and the site will give you a list of all Apple Autorized Service Providers. I know it works, because they repaired home button in my iPhone 4.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 3:26 AM (in response to MilkyMouse777)
As far as I know, as a rule, Apple does not repair iPads in the U.S. They replace the non function devices with a refurb. Their policy may be different where you live.
You can elect to have the iPad repaired at an AASP but I believe that does void the warranty - if you still have one in effect. Read this discussion.