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Question: wont power off or slide to power off

Ipad 2 will not power off holing down off button- screen pops up to slide to power off and wont allow

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Jul 29, 2012 6:43 PM in response to Sew Fun In response to Sew Fun

"Won't allow?" What happens when you slide?

First, try a system reset. It cures many ills and it's quick, easy and harmless...

Hold down the on/off switch and the Home button simultaneously until the screen blacks out or you see the Apple logo. Ignore the "Slide to power off" text if it appears. You will not lose any apps, data, music, movies, settings, etc.

If the Reset doesn't work, try a Restore. Note that it's nowhere near as quick as a Reset. Connect via cable to the computer that you use for sync. From iTunes, select the iPad/iPod and then select the Summary tab. Follow directions for Restore and be sure to say "yes" to the backup. You will be warned that all data (apps, music, movies, etc.) will be erased but, as the Restore finishes, you will be asked if you wish the contents of the backup to be copied to the iPad/iPod. Again, say "yes."

Jul 29, 2012 6:43 PM

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Jul 29, 2012 6:43 PM in response to Sew Fun In response to Sew Fun

Reboot your iPad. Follow this exactly:

Press and hold BOTH the power and home buttons at the SAME time for at least 10 seconds (ignore the red slider to shut down) until the Apple Logo appears, then let go of both buttons and your iPad should restart. Hopefully after it comes back up, it will perform normally.

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Jul 30, 2012 2:34 PM in response to rbrylawski In response to rbrylawski

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