6 Fixes For IPad Won’t Turn On

Hey there, fellow tech enthusiasts! I’ve spent countless hours on various devices, troubleshooting and fixing problems. Recently, I encountered a particularly stubborn issue with an iPad that simply refused to power up. I’m sure many of you have been there – you press the power button, and…nothing. It can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you rely on your device daily.

Worry not! After trying various fixes and doing a bit of research, I’ve compiled a list of six solutions that brought my iPad back to life. So, if your iPad is giving you the silent treatment, read on to see how you can bring it back into action!

1. The Hard Reset Magic

It might seem a bit basic, but performing a hard reset can work wonders when your iPad is unresponsive.

  • How to do it: Press and hold both the home button and the power button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. Once you see the Apple logo, release the buttons.
  • My Take: This is my go-to initial move. It’s simple and solves a good chunk of minor glitches.
The Hard Reset Magic

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2. Charging Matters

It sounds obvious, but sometimes we underestimate how drained a battery can be.

  • How to do it: Plug in your iPad using the original charger and let it charge for up to an hour.
  • My Take: When I thought my iPad was done for, leaving it on charge for a bit sometimes just did the trick. Don’t forget, using third-party chargers can sometimes affect performance. For the best chargers available, check out Apple’s official website.

3. Inspect The Cable And Charger

Not all chargers and cables are made equal.

  • How to do it: Examine your charger and cable for any visible damage. Try charging with another Apple-approved cable and adapter.
  • My Take: Swapping out a cable has saved me on multiple occasions. Not all cables age gracefully!
Inspect The Cable And Charger

4. The iTunes (or Finder) Restore

This one’s a bit more technical, but it’s incredibly effective, especially when your software goes haywire.

  • How to do it: Connect your iPad to a computer and launch iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina and newer). Select your device when it appears, then click “Restore”.
  • Warning: This will erase all data on your device. Make sure you’ve backed up your data. For a step-by-step guide on restoring via iTunes, check out Apple’s support page.

5. Check for Physical Damage

Your iPad might be more hurt than it lets on.

  • How to do it: Inspect your iPad for signs of physical damage, especially around the screen and back.
  • My Take: Sometimes, internal components can get damaged from drops or spills. If your iPad shows signs of physical harm, it might be time for professional intervention.

6. Seek Apple Support

When all else fails, it’s time to call in the experts.

  • How to do it: Contact Apple support or schedule an appointment at an Apple Store’s Genius Bar.
  • My Take: The folks at Apple have seen it all. While I like to tinker and fix things on my own, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the pros. You can find your nearest Apple Store here.

In Conclusion:

Remember, technology is fantastic when it works, but even the best devices can have their off days. My experiences with a non-responsive iPad taught me patience and the value of a systematic troubleshooting approach. Whether you’re a seasoned tech guru or someone looking for a quick fix, I hope these solutions help you as much as they’ve helped me.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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