Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to denzzz28)
I suggest you show it to an Apple Store Genius before the warranty expires. If the Genius can not fix it, you may get a replacement iPad.
If there is no Apple Store near you, look for an Apple Authorized Repair Center. There may be one in your city. <Apple Authorized Repair Centers>
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to denzzz28)
Surprisingly, I am having the same problem. Like you, I started encountering this issue around the same time (Jan.) and also thought it had to do with the magnetic case I was using. I stopped using the case, and it seemed as though the problem had been fixed. I eventually started using the case again and it was working just fine. A few days ago, I began having the same problem, and now, even if I don't use the case, the iPad is still shutting down randomly and I have to reboot it in order for it to start again (sometimes taking a minute or two to get up and running). Please let me know if you find out how to resolve this issue. The iPad is currently running on the most updated software version. Please help. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to Kuch17)
Unfortunately the problem was not resolved. I brought it to aplle store so they can have a look but they could not turn it on either. so after 30mins of testing it and trying to turn it on they decided to just give us a new unit. they could not diagnose what the problem was. im quite lucky as my unit was under a year old but it might have been a different story if it was over a year old. if yours is still under a year bring it to genius bar near you. they might just replace it. good luck
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to denzzz28)
Hai guys, i'm having exactly the same problem. I've tried everything, clean restore, update etc but to no avail.My ipad 2 is out of warranty, is there a fix for this or is it a hardware failure?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to reeboot_0607)
Chances are your iPad needs a repair. If you search the web, you may find an independent iPad repair center nearby. The independent centers will probably be less expensive than the Apple Authorized Repair Centers.
One thing you can try, is to reset (reboot) the iPad. Hold both its Home and Sleep buttons for several seconds until the Apple logo appears. Ignore the "Slide to power off" arrow. The iPad will restart after a couple of minutes. Resetting this way will not hurt anything, and sometimes clears up mysterious problems.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to Fred*M.)
i've tried hard reset, when i hold the home and sleep button simultaniously, the ipad went blank and shut down. Yesteday i tried turning off the auto lock, auto sleep etc. It appears that the problem only occurs when my ipad is in sleep mode because during the 3 hours that i didnt turn off the display, the ipad works perfectly.
Couple of minutes when i put it in sleep mode, it died. The only way to turn it on, is by holding home+sleep button. And it alway took a couple of tries.
Another thing, i notice when i want to auto restart the ipad (during restore etc), it fails. Have to manually start the ipad using home+sleep
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to reeboot_0607)
Hello, I'm experiencing the same thing with my iPad2 as you are, it just started about a month ago. Did you ever get a solution? When it's in sleep mode it will not wake up sometimes. The battery is fully charged so it's not a battery issue.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to denzzz28)
I too, am having a similar issue. I will walk away from my IPad 2 while it is turned on and running. It shuts down periodically. I have to use "Hard Reset" it to get it to come back on. Battery is good. No longer under warranty. Non magnetic case. Has there been a real solution found yet?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 9:45 AM (in response to michelefromok)
Michele and Gapebbles-
It is normal for the iPad to go to sleep when there is no activity for a period of time set by Settings-General-Auto Lock. The default is 5 minutes if you have not changed it.
It is not normal to require extreme measures to wake it up! If the Reboot does not help, then there may be a problem that needs repair. (I just tried rebooting, and it took around 20 seconds for the Apple logo to appear.)
Another possible problem might be that the charge percentage is in error, resuilting in a discharged battery when the percentage shown is still relatively high. To calibrate the battery monitor, use the iPad until the battery runs down and stops working. Then use its Wall Charger to fully charge it. (Using your computer's USB port to charge the iPad can take an extremely long time.)