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Dasiy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My iPad has suddenly stopped working. I picked it up this morning to read one of my newspaper apps and it won't turn on. The screen is completely blank. It was working normally last night. I thought maybe the battery had run out so I plugged it is to recharge but it still would not turn on. Do you think it might be the battery? I bought it in July. Thought the battery would last longer than that.

Macbook Pro 13, iPad 3g 32gb
  • Ham297 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dasiy,

    A similar thing happened to my iphone. Try hold down the on/off button and the home button for about 10 seconds or until the apple logo appears on the screen. Good luck.....
  • Dasiy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Glory Be! That worked. Started right up after about 10 seconds. Thank you!
  • EWAF86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank HEAVENS!!!! I was crying about my ipad, i have done so much to protect it and as i'm walking out of class to my car (my ipad worked during my entire class) i pull it out of its carrying case and push the home button and NOTHING! but the power and home button for 10 seconds, i'm so happy!!! I'm crying tears of joy right now as my BABY IS BACK!!!!! Now i'll be babying my 64GB wifi + 3g ipad even more she's not even a year old!!! I am so glad that i found this post in the apple discussion section. BLESS YOU!!! But how strange that this happened almost 10 days apart from yours doing the same thing. What's going on apple?
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
    Thanks much! I had already tried the HOME+ BUTTON restart, I thought, and was ready to take the ipad in somewhere for replacement, but after reading your post, I tried it again and counted slowly to 10. It came on.

    Amazing how long 10 seconds is nowdays.
  • Pposey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've had the same problem with my new iPad. You're solution worked but when I took it into the Apple Store Genius bar, they couldn't find anything wrong. They warned me, though, not to use this solution. They just said to bring it in when it shut down next time. I work over 100 miles from Apple so that doesn't work for me. I've used the home/on button solution a couple of times now and I haven't seen that it caused a problem.
  • bstroud1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Brilliant! Thank you for the HOME + ON button fix!
  • Hussy123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep the same thing happened to me as well Everything was working OK then later in the afternoon I tried to turn iPad on and ...nothing.
    Followed advice to hold down Home button and Start button at the same time for 10 seconds and device started as "good as gold"
    iPad was bought at end of June 2010 and has never missed a beat till now.
  • mamadoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey... this is awesome guys..,i thought my ipad is damaged its was very cold that day but i was sweating but the HOME + POWER button fixed it, am so happy to get my ipad back ,,because i was thinking of taking it back to apple store for replacment
    ,i bought it in November..,Thanks to all.....
  • mamadoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey... this is awesome guys..,i thought my ipad is damaged its was very cold that day but i was sweating but the HOME + POWER button fixed it, am so happy to get my ipad back ,,because i was thinking of taking it back to apple store for replacment
    ,i bought it in November..,Thanks to all.....
  • HyperNova Software Level 6 Level 6 (8,195 points)
    They gave you some bad advice. Starting up the iPad by home+lock does not harm an iPad in any way.
  • mamason10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, same thing happened to me. It worked one minute, then I turned it off to answer a call, then tried to turn it back on and it would not turn on. I plugged it in all night, and still nothing. So, I got on line and read your posts, and sure enough, I pushed both the on button and home button at the same time, counted to 10, and it came on. Unbelievable. thank you!
  • Fujimomma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same for me!! I was playing with an app and it just turned off on me and would not turn back on. I too thought maybe the battery died, but I knew I had at least 80% of battery life left, and I connected it to the charger anyway. After 20mins, it still wouldn't turn on. I found this discussion on a search engine and held the power button and home button for 10 seconds, and after about 5 seconds it turned right back on! Thank you so much!!!!!!!
  • Stud Nurse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much for this post. I had just finished posting a blog entry and sat my iPad down for a moment. When I returned the screen was blank and I could not turn it on. Frantic does not begin to explain the state I was in. My iPad is sued for data collection on a major research project. With interviews lined up for this afternoon, this technology failure would have had catastrophic effects. I tried your solution and it worked. Thank goodness there are people willing to share solutions.
  • AldoFish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same thing here. Your solution worked great. I am concerned that it happened at all. Any thoughts why?? Makes me nervous!!
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