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Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 2. Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Why does the screen turn on but then go black?

I have spent days on this and am only asking a question because it seems like my problem is different than any other.

I have an iPad Mini 2 (A1490) that I replaced the screen/digitizer/lcd on. When I was done repairing and connected the battery I tried turning it on and it showed the apple logo and then flashed to black and stay black.

Although it is black, the device is on because when I hold the home button I hear the siri tone and when I hold the power and home button to do a reset, it flashes the logo again and proceeds to turn on again but with a black screen the entire time. I would think if it was the backlight fuse issue that it wouldn’t show the screen with the backlight on at all, which it does for a second when the device is reset or powered on after the battery is connected.

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It's probably a dodgy digi with a faulty home button flex… instead of restarting it next time it's on press and hold the power button and see if u get the slide to shut down if u do u need to replace the digi again some faulty flexes cause the iPad to go straight to sleep and stop the top button from working. To rule this out try it without the digi plugged in.

This most likely isn't the backlight filter, it's more likely to do be a faulty digi or faulty LCD

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More than likely it’s still the backlight filter. To test that turn it on and let it go black then shine a flashlight on the screen. If you see an image, it’s the backlight filter.

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I don't see anything when I shine a flashlight

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Do you have another screen to test just to make sure it's not the screen? Does it loop or stay black?

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I don't have another to test. It doesn't loop it just flashes the logo (with backlight on) and goes black until it turns on then to see anything else I have to do the reset with power and home button. It'll flash again and then go back to black while booting up and stays black

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i havae the same problem with my ipad mini 3 …did u find out what is the issue?

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