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Pvmex Calculating status...
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Sep 10, 2010 10:05 AM
My iPad will not power on. I have handled it very carefully. I checked my email on it in the morning, turned it off, then tried to turn it back on about an hour later with no luck. Any ideas?
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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,140 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to Pvmex)
    HI,

    Connect it to an wall outlet to make sure the battery is charging.

    Or, connect to your computer and see if that helps.

    Try resetting the iPad. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.






    Carolyn
    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 MBAir iPad 32GB iPhone iOS 4.0.1 iPod Nano, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • phofford Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2010 8:52 PM (in response to Pvmex)
    Thanks, helpful advice. But why does this happen?
    PC, Windows XP
  • ygl Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2010 3:29 AM (in response to phofford)
    i was missing beat when it happens to me.
    after reading thus topic - it really works
    thanks a lot
    yacov
    10.6.2, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook Pro 17"
  • ThomasMonaghan Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2010 3:02 PM (in response to ygl)
    Weird - this happened to me today as well for no obvious reason

    tom
    MBpro2.33 15, Powerbook G4 12 rev A, iMac G5 17, Mac OS X (10.5), Parallels Win Vista
  • dwilliams5 Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2010 8:35 PM (in response to ThomasMonaghan)
    This just happened to me too.... Wrote a note in evernote, played a couple of screens of angry birds, put it down, came back three hours later and nothing. Fix worked, but why would it do this?

    Message was edited by: dwilliams5
    Ipad, Other OS
  • davidburkhardt Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:38 PM (in response to Pvmex)
    I tried both suggestions, two buttons together, and just the sleep/wake, but it does not power on. The screen stays dark.

    My iPad worked fine last time I used it. I have not used it in several months. It has been stored in a safe place. I have plugged it into the wall outlet, and also to my mac, using cables that I know work.

    Ay suggestions?
    Using: Macbook, iMac G5, Mac Minis, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • frenchfries Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2010 10:50 AM (in response to Pvmex)
    Same thing happened to me, and the fix worked. I had about 30% charge when the iPad would not turn on again after working fine. The reset trick worked fine. I've had an iPod Touch (1G), iPhone (2G), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and this iPad, and I've never had to do this to any of them.
    iPad iOS 4.2.1 (8C148), iOS 4, No JB
  • frank92pc Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:06 AM (in response to davidburkhardt)
    I'm having the same problem, did you found a solution?
    iOS 4
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to frank92pc)
    frank92pc wrote:
    I'm having the same problem, did you found a solution?

    The posts above yours in this thread contain different fixes which have worked for most. Please take the time to read before posting, and consider using the Search function to find answers before tacking on another question.
    iMac G5 17" iSight 32GB 3G iPad Shuffles (1G/2G) Nano 5G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • PhilaFlyer Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2011 3:59 AM (in response to Pvmex)
    Thank you so much. It works holding the sleep/wake and home for 10 seconds saved the day.
    ipad
  • Charliegurl Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2011 5:27 AM (in response to Pvmex)
    Thanks so much...gave me a freakin heart attack for a moment...
  • sabyx5 Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to PhilaFlyer)
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!
    same here,almost had a heart attack

    YES , WHY DID THIS HAPPEN??
    ipad, iOS 4
  • FreezeframeKJ Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to Charliegurl)
    I had the same problem, and almost had a heart attack as well, the "fix" worked on mine too, WHAT makes it do that, my ipod touch does that too.....can't this be fixed for good??? We pay A LOT of money for this stuff, should not have flaws such as that!!
    Ipad, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
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