What Is Wrong with My iPad if it Won’t Turn On?

iPad / iPad
Image courtesy of Flickr/Photo Credit: bfishadow
Image courtesy of Flickr/Photo Credit: bfishadow

You grab your iPad, hit the Home button, and nothing happens. You press the top Power button, and again, nothing happens. You panic.

Wait, don’t panic. Let’s go through some steps our certified technicians go through when trying to identify what is wrong when an iPad won’t turn on.

First Step:

Try holding down the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. The Apple logo should come up within a couple of seconds.

Nothing happens? Okay, let’s move on to the second step.

Second Step:

Your iPad’s battery may be completely dead. You’ll need to plug it in with the charger.

Many times, when the battery is completely depleted, the iPad will not respond when you try to turn it on while it is charging. You’ll need to allow it to charge some before it has enough power to boot up.

Leave th;e iPad charging for thirty minutes. Go back to the first step after it’s charged for that amount of time.

Last Step:

So, it’s been charging for a while, and when you try to turn it on, it still won’t do anything. Well, unfortunately for you, that probably means there is:

  1. A hardware failure, which means something inside of the iPad is damaged and may need to be repaired or replaced. This could be the lightning connector, which is the dock where you plug the charger. It could also be a malfunctioning power button.
  2. The battery is completely dead, so it won’t charge at all. You’ll need an iPad battery replacement for that.

The best thing you can do for your iPad is to send it in to us. We’ll take a look at it for free with our free diagnostics service. We can then let you know what the problem is, how much it will cost (our prices are very affordable) and fix it for you upon your approval. The following are some of the iPad repair services we offer for non-responsive iPads.

Free iPad Gen 4 Diagnostic and Repair Quote

iPad 4 Lightning Connector/Dock Repair

Power Button, Volume Button, and Rotate/Lock/Mute Switch Repair for the iPad 4

iPad Gen 3 Battery Repair/Replacement Service

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