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  • Tannedoz Level 1 (0 points)

    Dropping it from knee height on it's back has always worked for me.

  • penguinlove777 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG I had this problem on my daughter's iPad and knocking it on the back totally fn worked. Im speechless...

  • STK01 Level 1 (0 points)

    Absolutely unbelievable! My parents had the green screen, I reset, restored, shut on and off. Found this thread and laughed at the hit. Told my dad what I was about to do and when I powered it on, it worked!!! Unreal!

  • rcollette Level 1 (0 points)

    I wouldn't have believed this either but it works.  This is the second time I have had this issue.  The first time the iPad2 was under warranty so I just got a new one.  This time I had nothing else to lose by trying this "fix".   There must be a connector whose pins face the front or back of the iPad.   In portrait mode, I hit the upper third middle of the iPad against my knee, going a little bit harder each time and it fixed it.  It was maybe three tries more or less but I think the key is to just do it starting off gently and working your way up.    It's a terrible design because it clearly happens frequently.

  • Big-Kahuna Level 1 (0 points)

    Add me to the list. Rap, like knocking on a door, on the upper right corner from the back side fixed the problem instantly.

  • f1stu Level 1 (0 points)

    Just worked for me

  • Ariana321 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, my iPad recently turned a fuzzy green color and I lightly hit it on the back a couple of times, and it worked for a few seconds. Then I get on safari and it goes back to being fuzzy green.

  • Suresh zealous Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome tip man. It worked for me. Thanks

  • waltfrommd Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I'll be damned! Yes, the three slaps worked for me too! I placed a thick magazine on my desk, I placed the ipad glass down on the magazine, I slapped the ipad with my palm once in the middle and not feeling like I had done enough I took both ands and gave a big smack across the entire back (after all the tech at the genius bar said it was obviously failed hardware and that it would cost me $250 for a replacement!) I then turned it over and to my amazement there was the apple logo as the ipad was already booting up and now works fine again!

  • Bolskerpasset Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

    This "knocking thing" did it for me.

    I knocked nine times and then it came back to normal.



  • irshadedries Level 1 (0 points)

    left my ipad in the car for like a week, took it out the screen had gone green but could still see, i read this comment knocked my ipad 3/4 times on the back and the screen came back to normal. To my suprise it does actually work, thanks!

  • Arehellyou1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Takes me alot of time to bang and slap the back of the ipad,but after banging the lowest left part of the ipad on the floor with a rug,it goes back to its normal state!dang i REALLY felt relieved!

  • lizisakid Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! This worked for me too! I banged it long ways in the very center of the back of the iPad and sure enough, it fixed it! The power of brute force, who knew????

  • Ipadgonebad Level 1 (0 points)

    I wonder if this would work for my purple block screen.  Have been pressing the top part of the iPad to get a normal screen, but it doesn't last long.

  • Jazcarrot Level 1 (0 points)

    I did exactly what you did and it worked for me. I was so angry because I paid £200 to Apple 3 months ago for getting a replacement. This time I had to pay £25 for opening an incident and then other £200 for getting a new one. Totally crazy!!!!


    First time, got a replacement because of the earphone socket. Now, I was not willing to pay Apple more money because of their fault when creating the device.


    Thanks for this, a strong bang on the back and it came back to normal.

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