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How 2 fix an iPad thats screen just went black?

it worked FINE the my Daughter logged into an app for Valentines Day, now the screen is all black and it wont turn off or back on. When you plug in the charger...nothing, hit any buttons...nothing?? What do i do? PLEASE help, single Mom not alot of money, so can't afford to take it in to be fixed.

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My iPad mini was charging and my daughter went to go on It and it would not go on..it I a only a year old and I called the help center and they told me that I was out of warrenty and that's why it happened so how can I turn it on

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after that you have to unlocked the screen by switching on the right upper button that sits beside the screen, then you have to turn off the voice over by double touch on screen for setting option under "General" then "Accessibility"

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So thankful I came across this post! Whew, thought I had to buy a new iPad :-).

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Wow. This just happened to me too! Mine is also just a little over a year old. Holding the home and switch button for 20 seconds worked. THANK YOU!!!

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Thank you!!!! I happened to google "my iPad went dark?" & it brought me here. I have created an account and will come back for answers!!

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Do a hard restart ..

Hold power button and home button togeather at same time for about 7 seconds then let go off home button and keep pressing power.. It should restart!

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thank you!!!!!!!!!! Just the answer I was looking for:)

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Thanks for this, it has just helped us as well!

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thank you. om g. it worked! life saver. thank uuuu

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My screen did the same thing but it is not coming on

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it worked…thank you

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After that you have to unlocked the screen by switching on the right upper button that sits beside the screen, then you have to turn off the voice over by double touch on screen for setting option under "General" then "Accessibility"

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We just returned from a trip to Europe and they made my son check his bag at the gate last minute. We were sure it was somehow damaged during transport, but THANKS TO YOU, I was able to fix it. I'm so appreciative of people like yourself who are willing to share the knowledge so many of us don't have a clue on. BLESS YOU !!!

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Plug it in to recharge it.

It worked for me.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, just got for xmas and was ready to burst out in tears! Thanks again!

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Definitely, this was helpful.

My gadget restarted and black screen disappeared!- Kedrick.

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try pressing home button and Switch button Simultaniously for 20 seconds. Apple logo will come and thats it.

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Go to settings then general check lock and unlock switch off if on make sure it is not green.

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Many thanks - worked perfectly.

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I was minimizing my screen with my fingers and my screen went black. I could see the icons through the screen but it would not go away. I tried to use your idea of pushing the home screen and the on and off button together for seven seconds and rebooted it but it still came back the same way any other suggestions.

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My ipad 2 screen blacks out for about 30 seconds then comes back on. It does this often

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Rebooted it. It works fine now.

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I need help.. I don’t know what happened but my ipad mini 2 screen is black when i turn off and turn it back on. I have to restart again and again when this happens. I need a solution,

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So once you turn it off and on again it’s ok? It happened To me once and I could see in the background underneath all that black where I was able to get to my settings and lighten my screen. I guess what I was seeing was my screen turned down to the lowest amount of light. Then it was fixed.

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