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  • sewcynful Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to everyone's replies, I was able to fix my school-issued iPad tonight.  I let my second graders use it today, and when I got home it was green!  I was sure it had been dropped and ruined!  I read the posts while my 16 year old banged away!  Thank God!

  • Headstrong12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YES YES YES!!  Tapping the back of my IPAD randomly with the plastic handle of some sissors fixed this problem.  I'm hoping this resolves the problem permantly...



  • Xerhsa3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YYes seriously! Slap it! Lol works!

  • skjolber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I used this trick with a (hard) piece of plastic, tapping the iPad on the back 6 times semi-hard at the edges.


    The taps were approximately located at "one third to one forth of the short side from the edge of the longest side". So not in the center.

  • Burpees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My ipad 2 fell on the carpeted floor.  It didn't look damaged at all, but the screen was all green and fuzzy.  I tried hitting the back and corners, but that didn't work.  I then gently dropped the sides on the counter, and eventually the screen returned to normal.  Apparently the first fall must've loosened something (it was a fall of about 2 feet), and the banging returned it to normal.  I had to do this several times, but it eventually worked.

  • ravisachar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was totally taken aback to see my Ipad displaying greenish one fine day for no reason. one my friends suggested this thread,  and as folks suggested I started banging the Ipad several times Voila came to back normal. Million thanks to the people who suggested this method. Unbelievable, it works !!!!!

  • Matt Barkdull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Okay, the technical reason and how to do this properly.


    The cable has become partially dislodged.   The cable plugs in on the left side (button down) about 3" from the bottom.  It has a friction clamp that is suppose to hold it in place.    If the iPad gets jarred on it's left side, the cable has a chance of coming out.  It only takes 1mm to cause issues.   Jarring on the right side can reseat the cable.


    If you think about the physics, when you jar it on the right side, the cable (which is loose) has a chance of slipping back into the connector using the weight of its own connector.


    The safest way to do this is to drop on to a padded, but hard surface on the right edge of the iPad 2 from about 3-4".   Hold it between your fingers so it only bounces on that right edge.  I have a padded leather case it is in, so I just used a table on mine.   I used carpeted floor on another.   Since there is very little risk to damaging anything, this process can be done several times as needed.


    The proper fix would be to remove the screen (see youtube videos), but that carries the higher risk of damaging the screen.

  • quantman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok,Incredible!!  I had the same problem with my less than 1 yr old Ipad 2.  All GREEN when I turned it on!


    And PURPLE when I used Safari.


    AND all else was fine!


    I did the MAGIC trick suggested here. 3 hard Taps on the back with Ipad turned off .....nothing happened!


    Then with Ipad on I tapped my iPad 2 on the left top corner on my knee! 


    And Voila Everything is back to normal!!!!!!


    I even tried all Resets before and also completed the ios8.2 upgrade and nothing had worked!


    UNTIL the left top corner tap on my knee trick!  WOW!!!   Thanks guys!   You saved me huge $ time and worry!

  • deanelyons Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi there


    this is a shot in the dark. 


    I Have just replaced a glass panel on the iPad 2.  Long story short, did not check screen before starting but thought it just needed a glass replacement, anyhow all back together but the screen is all greenish and grainy.


    I Have checked all connections and re-seated them all several times and still. I change.


    Also tried the  the bang trick and no change.


    BTW I have not used the adhesive strips so easy to take apart again.


    Any thoughta?  I think the lcd has gone faulty.


    Fingers crossed



  • Matt Barkdull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    When you say you checked all the connections, you do mean the one inside the screen.


    The main connector is the one on the left hand side about 1/3 the way up from the bottom.  Unplug that one and re-plug it in.  It sounds like a bad ground issue.

  • etoy22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Praise the forms hitting it on the back actually works. I hit it about 20 times and then i got anxious and just hit it really hard 3 times and it fixed its self. This is the happiest day of my life.

  • xxdeborahx3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We slapped the he'll out of the back of our iPad and it's fixed! Thanks so much!

  • TX-AGGIE-93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My daughter knocked our iPad off the couch onto the floor and then the screen was green tinted.  I was skeptical, but after a fair amount of banging on the back and the edges it went back to normal.  It's hard to believe something like this worked!  Certainly saved her the $$ for repair.

  • zlaputz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i smacked my iPad several times but nothing happened, then ran over it with my car...still nothing

    So I took it out of the Otter box case then hit it several times on my head and it worked!!

    Thanks so much

  • Macie123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This really actually worked!!!! I seriously thought it was just a joke but my daughter tried it anyways & it worked!!!!! It's perfectly normal now!!!! Thanks so much for posting this!!!!

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