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  • Llanee Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem and also used the same solution to get it up and running again..but why is this happening and has anyone had it happen more than once? Wondering if I should exchange mine too?
  • pert38 Level 1 (0 points)
    holding up the home and on buttonworked for me too. I got scared ****-less when i was trying to turn it on and nothing happens, good thing I read about this threaD! But what causes it to go dead that way? I was trying to insert a x-mini speaker when mine died, i was able to resurect it after i read on this thread! How can we avoid it? Thanks guys!
  • JonasLondon Level 1 (95 points)
    Exactly the same thing (64GB/3G). So glad someone posted the tip with the two buttons - was down below 10% when I leftit for a week, now back to iPad happiness again!
  • kevinwparker Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem with my iPad, found this discussion, and tried the two-button trick twice, without success. But then I tried it again with it plugged into the charger, and it worked that time. So that might be worth keeping in mind as well.
  • willeponken Level 1 (0 points)
    *Michael Superczynski* i LOVE YOU! it worked!
  • Diwan1321 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank God I read this thread!! Thank you everyone! My iPad is alive again!! :-D I used the trick everyone was talking about, with the 2 buttons...Don't know why I didn't think of that in the first place. Was probably too busy freaking out lol.
  • bocuracao Level 1 (0 points)
    Same solution, Home and power buttons for a long time. Did not work the first 2 times, then suddenly it came back to life, so don't dive up if it does not work the first time. And the apple on the screen was not to be seen until I let go of the buttons.
    Thanks guys for this post and solution, I almost freaked out when the PAD was dead!
  • jiggy10023 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same thing happned to me after an ihome external speaker was used!
  • southshoregraphics Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple will cover it with your limited one year warranty if it's not up. Honestly you should grab the apple care for 100 bucks as well. They were really great with me. My ipad had 7 dead pixels and they helped me out greatly and sent a new one. Only to discover that the new one also had dead pixels. I am getting one more sent to me tomorrow and hopefully it will be all good. Also the first ipad i bought was at best buy and i was really unhappy with how it had 7 dead pixels and also had blemishes as if the product was returned and just repackaged. Same with my macbook pro that i bought. Had blemishes. Apple sent me a new flawless Ipad as far as cosmetics go. I don't advise going to best buy to get apple products. Both my macbook pro had dings & my Ipad from best buy & they didn't want to work with me at all to exchange it. They actually wanted to charge me a 15% restocking fee. I had to put up a fight with them.
  • RichHerts Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for that tip, it worked on mine too. Why does it happen though, does anyone know?
  • milemar Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your recommendation. I tried it and my iPad has resurrected!
  • liagar Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you -- that worked!
  • Big Davie Level 1 (0 points)
    Installed 4.2 and was messing about with multitasking then dead iPad. Tried all the usual things with no joy. Read the 10 sec post and thought I've held both down for several seconds but it doesn't hurt to try again this time timed for 10 seconds. When the 10 seconds where up the small iota of hope I had faded as screen remained black. Then I let go of the buttons and up pops the apple logo, cue happy dance!
  • GPcruz Level 1 (0 points)
    My worked holding the sleep and home button...
  • ipad aych Level 1 (0 points)
    This happened to my 16GB wifi/3G iPad a few hours after updating the software. Started getting mini-crashes throughout the day - tap on a newspaper article, boom, open a photo, etc. And then Mail, the moment I sent an email, would freeze, except for the act of sending; as soon as the email was sent, it would then "unfreeze" but react slowly to any touches.

    After the iPad "blacked out" this eve, I found this forum (thank you). But what no one has mentioned is that if the Home and Wake button thing works, which it did for me, you have to restore the iPad... Seems OK so far, but I think I want a replacement. Worth doing?