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Gab88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i came back from work ewnt on my ipad and it had a black screen it wont turn on even after i tried the rese with the lock and home. i tried to restore it but it wont do annything. i cant back it up cuz i have a password and can do it cuz of the screen . i realy tried everything and im tired of this its not the first time it happened to me but now it realy doesnt wanna work. something else happenned with my first ipad they gave me another one at the store and now with this one  this situation happenned twice in 4-5 months.

iPad 2
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (84,665 points)

    Have you tried restoring using recovery mode?

  • Cshafferipadmini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issue.  I updated to 6.1.2 on my iPad Mini and it started draining the battery very quickly.  It was suggested in another thread to try restoring it again, which seemed to help. 


    I put it on the charger and shut it off to charge up to 100%.  When I tried to turn it back on, I got a bright white screen, and it shut off and won't turn back on.


    It looks like Apple has bricked a bunch of iPads with their new update.

  • Cshafferipadmini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I really wish people would stop replying with responses like this.  READ THE DESCRIPTION.


    The iPad won't TURN ON.  You can't restore it because it's not recognized by iTunes.  I doesn't do anything.


    This is an issue with the "update" that was supposed to resolve battery issues and actually CAUSED THEM.

  • Gab88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i didnt even do the update on my ipad and i still got the black screen .. its not beacause the battery has died it was at 84% when the screen got black

  • Cshafferipadmini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine died AFTER charging for 5 hours.  It doesn't have a dead battery.

  • ZintainUSA Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)

    Mine did this earlier today....Black screen, and nothing....Sat for a few seconds freaking out, and then I tried a reset, worked great.  Press and hold both the power and Home buttons for 10-15 seconds.  You'll see the Apple logo show up on the screen and at this point, release both buttons and your iPad should boot back up.

  • Cshafferipadmini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This doesn't work.  It won't reset.  It's like it's stuck on with the screen off.  My only guess is that maybe leaving it off the charger until it really dies (you can feel that's its warm, so you know it's still on) then charging might force a hard reset and pull it out of "freeze mode".

  • ZintainUSA Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)

    Yeah, that is how mine acted too, like it was turned off and stayed that way.  I do have a Smart Cover on mine and when I opened it up, it was like it was turned off, then when I pushed power, nothing happened.  Tried holding just the power button for a few and nothing happened which why I then tried the reset, this worked for me.  Not really sure what else you can try other than calling Apple or taking the iPad into an Apple store to the Genius Bar and have them take a look at it and see if they can do anything for you.

  • WaSayo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i had the same think. My screen stay black and even after pressing the home botton and switch on-off for 15 second the apple icon doasn t appear.
    Please , can i have the e-mail or skype of somebody who can help ?

  • Alexlava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 ?

  • Stanjman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Same problem but gave 3 sharp whacks on the back and the Apple icon came on.  Don't know why it worked. Just happy it did.

  • barndoordreamer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Stanjman!  I tried all of the above and nothing worked.  I read Stanjman's post and did the 3 sharp whacks on the back and this fixed it!

  • zaeno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same problems that Alexlava described on a iPad 2. I thought this was a joke but with no other options I tried the 3 sharp whacks. It worked and now I can't stop laughing. Thank you Stanjman.

  • Potgeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great!!! Had the same problem, and indeed couldn't believe this would work.

    3 sharp whacks and it was all fixed!!! thanks a lot

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