6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2011 3:19 PM by saulluandaggar
latsio12 Level 1 (0 points)
today i closed my ipad by just pressing the button on the top.. ande then when i tried to open it, it wouldnt.. it doesnt open neither when i plug it at the cable to charge it nor at the pc... the pc actually cant even see it... its like a blackout whta can i do in order to make it work again?

ipad, iOS 4
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,065 points)
    Start with a Reset. Hold down the on/off switch and the Home button until you see the Apple logo. Ignore the "Slide to power off" text if it appears.

    A Reset will not affect apps, data, pictures, music, movies, etc.
  • mimi944 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same exact problem today but the reset doesn't work (holding down the on/off switch and the Home button until you see the Apple logo). It's all black and doesn't budge... HEEEELP!!
  • EC55347 Level 1 (0 points)
    It actually works. You need to press both buttons for about 10 seconds.
  • shnoycee Level 1 (0 points)
    i've experienced the same problem with my iPad... only recently too. i've had it since december, but it just started surfacing this march.

    I wasn't able to reset it either, like my fingers hurt from pressing both the button on the top and the home button. i brought it to the apple store and they couldn't restart it either, in fact, the PC couldn't even read my iPad. Anyway, i connected it to my laptop at home, and then it had this message like i had to restore this iPad or something like that...so i did that. and i restored everything to factory settings. it was okay for a while, until yesterday... won't open and this time around my laptop can't detect it. How annoying. X_X
  • TheNaxx Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked fine for me, thank you very much! you saved me a trip to the store.  Ive  treated my ipad like a baby, no over use, no bumps/hits, good charge, etc. Why does the blackout happens and why do you have to reset it to work again?

  • saulluandaggar Level 1 (0 points)

    that really worked for me. i almost got worried wen i read that i cant return it after opening yet its only two days old. thanx alot for that