Is there any way to get photos/video from dead I-Pad?
It's dead. The Apple store says it's the 'Logic Module". As I understand it, all my photos/videos are stored on an internal flash drive which backs up to the cloud during charging. Is there any way to bust into this thing and access the memory where the photos were stored and get them out? This thing died when I plugged it in to charge and back-up, just after the delivery of my 2nd grand baby! No backup to the cloud!
Even though there isn't a little flash drive buried in your mini that you could take off to grab those precious pictures, a motherboard itself is just a bunch of little Legos that all do a job. There is no theoretical reason that the logic board can't be repaired--it's just not a DIY thing, and sometimes the time to troubleshoot makes the repair not feasible even when it may be possible.
From my experience, I have two comments
1.) Apple Genae have a limited script for troubleshooting problems--they consider "motherboard problem" a big black box that they don't touch. You've come to the right place to get much more thoughtful advice.
2.) I would bet this iPad could be saved. In the absence of water or a drop, these devices just don't suddenly fail. Have you tried a hard reset--hold down the top power and bottom home button simultaneously fit 10seconds. If no, then I bet your battery is either not charging or not talking to the vbatt line--a technician could open your device and see what happens if the device is hooked directly to a DC power supply.
There are definitely things that can be tried. Feel free to contact me via my profile if you have any questions.
Hi, your problem just like another problem on ifixit, but the guy is using iPhone. You need to get your iPad repaired first. If the iPad cannot be turned on, no apps can help you to recover your data like your photos, videos, etc. Just have a look on this question, it may help you, good luck. http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/16966...
it's stored on flash memory, not a flash drive (same technology, different interface), and if apple is correct about the logic module (which to me means Motherboard), the is little hope. It could be something else though, apple has been wrong before. You can try looking at the charger if you're desperate, or maybe water damage, (I don't know specifics of how it failed, so I'm shooting the wind). But if it isn't one of those I'd be surprised if you can get anything off
If you have iCloud backup enabled or you back up using iTunes regularly, there is no worry, your data is safely backed up. If you don't have these backup, your only option is trying to repair the original logic board as it is IMPOSSIBLE to extract data from a dead logic board or swap the memory chip to another board and try to extract data.