N/APosted on - 06/22/2011
I have been using my cousin's iPad for a couple of days now and all of the sudden, I can't get it to work. After turning on the power, it shows the circle, waiting icon in the center of the screen. I have tried waiting for it to start up, for hours even, but still no use.
How can I fix this? My cousin is gonna kill me for this.
IPad not starting up issue
I understand that your Ipad is not turning on. Don’t worry; I can help you fix the issue. I suggest you to try the following steps:
>> Try to hold both the home button and the wake button down at the same time. You’ll see the Apple logo appearing on your screen after holding it for a couple of seconds, which means your Ipad is booting up and should be good to go in a few more seconds.
>> Since you have tried this, make sure the battery is not completely drained.
>> Try to charge the iPAD with the charger.
>> If your Ipad still won't turn on, there may be a hardware failure. I suggest you to locate the nearest Apple dealer and get it serviced. It will not cost you a big amount for the service.
>> Alternatively, you can contact the Apple support using this link
Thanks and regards,
IPad not starting up issue
Sorry to hear about the iPad. It's definitely frustrating when something that should be working stops for no reason! There are a couple things that you can do to single out why the iPad is not starting up. First there are a couple of questions that you need to ask yourself to single out any other possible causes for this the iPad to not start up completely.
Has the iPad been:
Dropped? If it has been dropped there could be an internal issue with the hardware. It might be a good option for you to take it to an Apple store. Someone at the genius bar can assist you.
Near water? Same as if it were dropped ^
Charged or hooked up to the charger for more than an hour? Sometimes the device just needs a full charge before it will start up again. Hook it up to a computer, or a wall charger to see if an hour or so would get it past that initial screen.
Updated recently? If it was updated recently, there is a possibility that the update could have been corrupted, not allowing you to start the iPad completely.
Acting weird before? If it has had a history of having glitches, apps turning off while using them, or any other out of the ordinary issues then it might be time to do a restore from backup on the iTunes account and then running an update on the iPad software.
Some other things to consider:
Ask your cousin if they have a full backup on their home computer of the iPad. If they have a backup they will be able to restore the device using the tool included in iTunes.