Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Oh No! I Have A "Dead" iPad!
I started checking email, Twitter, and a few websites. Everything was fine. Then disaster struck! I pressed the Power button to turn off the screen and take care of a few things. I came back about 5 minutes later to check the weather and I couldn't wake up iPad!
I was finally able to wake the iPad up from it's deep sleep by pressing and holding the Power button and the Home button simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds. I was greeted by the white Apple logo and then a few seconds later the password screen appeared and I was able to start using my iPad.
Knock on wood, I've never had a problem with my Apple hardware, so I was a little surprised that my iPad decided it was on a break. I knew the battery was at 76% so it wasn't like the battery was so low that it wouldn't turn on. I tried pressing and holding the Power button, pressing the Power button in rapid succession, pressing the Home button, connecting the iPad to my MacBook Pro, and even letting the iPad charge up for 10 minutes.
While I was troubleshooting I was having images of having to trek down to a "local" Apple Store a good 45-60 minutes away and then having to deal with the sea of people in the store to get to the Genius Bar to have someone look at my iPad. Luckily for me, things weren't that bad.
The moral of this story, is that you should keep a level head, and try troubleshooting before having to call Apple. If you need troubleshooting tips, manuals, or other support options for your iPad, you can visit the Apple iPad support website. Need help with a different Apple product? Visit the full Apple support website.