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  • ChickwithBooks Level 1 Level 1
    Many thanks from another happy iPad owner! Completely dead iPad, tried unsuccessfully to reboot by pressing the sleep/wake button... just needed to be patient and press both sleep/wake and home until it woke itself up. It's 86% charged, so it just put itself to sleep... guess that'll teach me to ignore it for a day!
  • Aardvark1917 Level 1 Level 1
    Same for me with 72% on the charge. The double button solution worked.

    In my case, the pad simply winked out, and I thought the screen had died, or after I pressed the power switch, something else had gone wrong.

    1g w/64gb wifi only.
  • seashellvs Level 1 Level 1
    this works!
  • jo annefromdavao city Level 1 Level 1

    hi thanks for your tip, did me great help

  • FairStatement Level 1 Level 1

    The same sympton happens to me. This is about one year after purchased the iPad. The trick of hodling down home and sleep a few times work for me. iPad came back to life with 48% battery. I hope that someone in Apple should look into this.

  • katkramer Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here!  We have an iPad that just all of a sudden stopped working.  We wondered if it just wasn't charged, but it was plugged in for awhile and seemed to not take a charge.  Pressing the power button did nothing.  Tried this "home button/power button" trick, and we now have the charge symbol with the red at least it's alive!  I'll check back in a bit with a report of whether or not it took a charge.  Unlike others on the board, ours doesn't go to the home screen...only the battery, so it seems that it's not charged at all.


    Oh, and interestingly Google search was "Completely Dead iPad", which is the exact title of this thread! 

  • katkramer Level 1 Level 1

    Woohoo!  iPad is back alive.  It's showing the home screen and saying it's 7% charged, so it was probably just really, really, dead.  Or maaaayyyybbbeeeee, it's just Friday the 13th gremlins. 

  • Zaf2011 Level 1 Level 1

    thank goodness for you guys,  mine just did the same today,  80% charge when I was using it around 2pm,and dead as a dodo when I picked it back up after a couple of hours,  I was  more worried about the stuff I had lost than the actual ipad but the brilliant tips got me going again (it was still showing 80% charge when it came back on).  I did need to hold down both buttons for at least 15-20 secs though


    Anyone got any ideas why it happens?

  • naijhi Level 1 Level 1

    same thing for me, have had ipad 2 for 3 months ...still charged with 60% , used all day and then put away for a few hours When I went to turn it on and it was completely dead, tried pushing sleep/awake buttons, double pressing home and still nothing. Was ready to take it to the apple store today but decided to charge it over night and when I woke up this morning uplugged it and opened the cover and it was fine! whew!


    would love to know why this happnens and glad to see others having had the same issue!

  • jdrv Level 1 Level 1

    Also didn't work for me.. i'm seeing the dead battery image when I tried the 2 button reset trick... left it charging for a few hours but is not working

  • evamac Level 1 Level 1

    My iPad 2 purchased just a couple of weeks ago died at almost full charge while I was listening to a meditation on the web. It would not charge, but pressing the HOME and POWER for about 10 seconds (while charging) worked. I did not work while not charging, but I may not have held it long enough.


    I am grateful for the fix. I have to reset my iPod every so often, so I guess it's not a big deal--perhaps a software OS issue rather than hardware?


    iPad 2, wiFi + 3G, 16GB, Macbook Pro 13", iMac 27", IPod

  • Clicks4sure Level 1 Level 1

    To ChitChat. Ok, I read all the responses to the problem.  Yours and mine were the same.  My iPad has not quit unexpectedly with battery at 85%, more or less.  Mine has died like you said, when it has run down completely.  When I plug it in it beeps once an hour  tries to boot and then goes back to sleep and will not charge.


    So, I took it to the apple store.  The tech hooked up his notebook to my iPad.  It reported a good battery. He said that my standby status look peculilar.  I do not know what that means...apparently some up time versus not being used time that is accumulated in a status register somewhere.


    I got a NEW iPad, version1, to solve the problem. Came from the back of the store, out of a brown box and that was the end of it.  That was yesterday.  I will see how it goes...but I think there is a hardware revision that is not disclosed to account for the non-charging device.

  • reelstuff1 Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue found this post here on Google search for dead ipad battery, what really bothers me is that my Ipad was completly shut down, I went on Vacation for one week, came back and the ipad that was turned off, was completly dead, now that bothers me because there is no reason for this behavior, plugged up the ipad via the supplied usb port, (nothing) no charge, get the red battery of death,


    Dug around until I found my un-used AC charger, (took an hour to find it)


    And it started up right away, no problems, at all;, showed a 2 percent charge, so regardless of a manual or not, what bothers me is that I have had this ipad for one year, and never had any problems at all out of it, so why a dead battery issue, what is the cause of this behavior, that is what I am interested in learning more about.

  • PlugInMonster Level 1 Level 1

    My iPad(bought in August 2010) died sometime in the last weeks. I had left it alone in my garage for a quite a while. I figure it had discharged completely, so I charged it up. It was dead, so I tried the 2-button trick to no avail. It was working fine some weeks before and all that had happened was discharge in a cool environment.

  • willis12345 Level 1 Level 1

    I have exactly the same problem as you. Mine occured after accidentally dropping my ipad from about 80 cm as I was bending over. It hit the corner opposite the charging bay.


    Did you ever find a solution to the "My ipad won't sync, won't charge, continuously turns itself on and off by switching from Apple startup to red battery of death screen, will not restore in recovery mode, dfu mode" ?


    Holding on the start and home buttons doesn't do anything, unfortunately and itunes won't recognise my ipad either.


    I even opened up my ipad to see if any cables were loose.. and they aren't.


    Strangely mine was working fine after dropping it.. it was only when it ran out of battery and i went to recharge it, that it wouldn't charge at all.. and keeps showing the apple logo.


    Please help! i simply can't afford to pay money for fixing it and my guarantee is already over.


    chaolan77 @ daum . net

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