Dropped iPad from 1 Meter on Wooden Floor. Won't Turn ON
Dropped ipad 2 on floor. No lights and won't turn on. Tried smacking it as per your instructions ... Nothing. I only hear the noise if I charge it.
Here's what could've happened, and how to fix it, from the easiest to the hardest (and cheapest to most expensive):
The iPad may be needs a hard reboot: press and hold power button + home button together for 12 seconds. Then release both buttons and try restarting if it did not restart already.
If a hard reboot as per the above does nothing, try putting it on your lap, LCD facing down, and spank it on the aluminum back, towards the lower corner opposite the corner that has the power button - not hard enough to break it. Then try turning on again or try first step again. This may help nudge the LCD cable. If if does work but has some weird colors, repeat this step.
Either this will have solved it, or you will have to take it apart to reseat or replace the LCD cable,
Or to look for damage on the logic board, which requires special skills and tools to find and fix.
The guides feature the needed parts and tools. Note the very high risk of breaking something during the process, such as the touch screen, the Power-Mute-Volume cable, the Wi-Fi antenna, the cellular antenna.
Thank you so much the hard reboot worked. I was so sad but now i'm :)
Ipad was a gift from mother who has passed away.
I dropped my iPad not very far. It is very old though, I tried restarting it and everything. What seems to be working good is slapping it on the back where the apple logo is. I tried it again but it's not working now. Is there a good apple repair place somewhere I can go? I'm in Australia and not sure where to go. Please help me :(
Is there any hope?
Yes of course there is hope. Depending on the model you have, there could be fixes for this. @microsolder1ng may be able to do it or recommend someone for you. He's down under and the best I know.
The hard reset worked for me after about the 9th time of getting the Apple Logo up, and only when it was plugged into charge while doing it (even though it had plenty of charge before dropped) - devastated son now happy again, thanks!
I have had a horrible hour not being able to get to a computer to search what to do after having dropped my ipad and it was not working. Your solution worked brilliantly and it is now functioning perfectly again and I am happy! Thanks a million.
Portland, Oregon. Dropped it, followed your advice. Had to do it 3 or 4 times...it was once again a happy day. Thank you.
What is a hard reset
A hard reset is somewhere in Settings>General. It erases everything on the device and you cannot get the data back unless you backed up from iCloud
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This worked. I'm so relieved.
I get the apple symbol after a hard restart then the iTunes musical note symbol along with the “plug in power cable” symbol but no luck starting. I’ve hard restarted it a bunch of times and spanked enough that it is crying. I know the steps you listed but I haven’t heard any mention of the iTunes symbol. Does that mean anything?
2017 model iPad, it won't turn on or charge.. I have put the iPad on a 24 hour charge, I have taken it off charge and then left it for a while, I have done hard reset (6-10 times) on chargeing iPad then left it an hour and then did a hard reset off charge, I have taped it on the back… I have changed the cables and plugs even socket, I have cleaned the inside of the charger bit… I need help, I am taking it to a shop on Monday fingers crossed, I just want to know any more tips?
same this happened to me right now same model help me im so sad its making noise but it will not turn on, what did they tell u how did it get fixed? :((((
My son drop the ipad on floor and now is black screen n can't charge any more, please help
Working thank you
very much for your advice all working now had to do it a few times and hold buttons for longer than 10-12 seconds but it did work thanks guys
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My 2 younger kids dropped their older brother's ipad (twice in 1 day) and we had the same problem. Tried this fix. Had to do hard reset about 8 or 9 times - we got it working again!!!!!!! So grateful! Thank you!!
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