Fourth generation of iPad, released November 2, 2012, available in Wi-Fi, CDMA, and GSM models with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage.

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Dropped iPad and screen is black

The iPad dropped from my knee only a short distance onto my foot, but the screen is completely black and won't turn on. I tried connecting it to the charger and it made the 'ping' sounds, so is not completely dead. I've tried tapping it on the back but it didn't work. Is there anything I try before I send it away?

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Don't tap it, whack it! Watch video below for demonstration.

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Thanks for your assistance. Unfortunately, it was a broken backlight, but found Gadget Van (Cheshire) who repaired it straightaway for less than half the price Apple charge.

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give it a good smack on the back side, right of the apple logo. its were the connector is inside.

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Thanks anyway for your response.

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I would check if the lcd connector needs reseated or if the lcd broke.

But first try holding the home and power buttons for about 10-15 seconds then try turning it on.

worst case is you broke the LCD which is not bad

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Thanks for your response. It was a broken backlight.

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If the percussive maintenance doesn't work you will have to open up the iPad and reseat the lcd cable. You will need to power off the iPad before opening it up. Just hold the power button for 6 seconds then swipe approximately where the swipe to power off option would be.

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Problem was a broken backlight, but thanks for responding.

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