Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
Try a Reset [Hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons down together for 10 seconds or so (until the Apple logo appears) and then release. When the screen goes blank power On again in the normal way.]
Avoid listing your email address on any forum!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
Yes, I noticed that but you did not say that you were holding the two down together .... Have you tried that? Sure?
Failing that, I can only point you to the following link-
Hope everything works out fine.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
If you tried a reboot as Alan suggested and that didn't work, and it is apparent that your iPad is working even with the black screen then I suspect a hardware problem. It most likely happened coincidently with but not necessarily related to the activation of either the sleep function or waking it up by pressing the Home button. I'd take your iPad to an Apple Store and have them look it over.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
I got this problem too.
The screen is totally black. You can see it " black-dim " when you turn it Off & On.
You can ear the email tones when I receive an email.
So it's definitvly working ... just show's a balck screen.
So here's what I did (don't get your hope's up .. I'm still stuck).
1- I tried to put it on recovery mode. It does ... but I can't see the usuall iTunes and connector image, I still get a black screen.
2- Rebooted it from recovery, still black
3- Did a full Restore, still black
Now it's totally empty and still the same black screen.
Any ideas ?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 3:53 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
I had the same problem and this one worked for me:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 8:54 PM (in response to lance wfromathens)
I have an Ipad 1 gen bought in 2010. Doing some research I think there is a connection between date bought and the screens. Thick striped, black white or colored but Apple are refusing to acknowledge. If I can get enough people I will take this further if I can! Please join me on Facebook @Apple Ipad screen issues Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to lance wfromathens)
Whack it. It worked for me like four times. I have an appointment to get it checked at the store, it's definitely a hardware error, but as a temporary fix, seriously, turn it over and just like....spank it a couple of times.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 10:49 AM (in response to alanfromnewtownards)
I have a 4 page paper due tomorrow and my screen went blank and i didnt sync pages to iCloud. I held down the power and home button and it worked for me.You have no idea how much i love you guys right now.