You press your iPad’s power button, and nothing happens? If your iPad will not turn on when you press any button, you may think that you iPad is broken and you may need to replace it. But do not panic. There are lots of things that you can do to fix your device; because usually there is an easy solution. Here is what you can do if your iPad is unresponsive (dead), meaning nothing shows up on the screen (black screen).
Turn on your device
First thing to do is to make sure that your device is not off. To do this, just press and hold the Sleep/Wake (aka power) button again until you see the Apple logo.
Charge your iPad
Sometimes, when you try to turn on your iPad but it doesn’t show anything except for a black screen, then most likely your tablet just ran out of battery. All you have to do is connect your iPad to a wall charger for at least 15 minutes. Make sure that your charger and cable is working effectively.
Reset the device
If the above steps do not fix your problem, reset your iPad, There are cases where your iPad can freeze completely or just become severely unresponsive.
You can reset the device by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake (aka power) and Home buttons for at least 10 seconds. An Apple logo should appear.
Once you see the Apple logo, it will be there for a few seconds, and then your iPad will return to normal again.
Restore with iTunes
If your iPad’s screen is black, showing the Apple logo, you may want to try restoring your iPad with iTunes. Connect your iPad to your computer. Select your iPad in iTunes, then click Restore. If you do not see your iPad in iTunes, you may want to put your iPad into DFU mode.
Keep in mind that this will be the last method that you go to if none of the fixes we provided above help you resolve the issue. Restoring your iPad from iTunes will lead to data loss, and there is no way to get it back without having a backup that you made before.
Sometimes, while restoring using iTunes, you may see an weird error that says that “iPad Could not be Restored, No Device Found”. If you see this message, please check our article to see step-by-step guide to resolve this problem so that you can restore your iPad
Don’t know where iTunes stores your backups? Head over to this tutorial to find out.
Try Another Computer with iTunes
Are you unable to restore your device or enter DFU mode? It might be worth trying another computer with iTunes installed. There could be a driver problem which prevents your computer in recognizing your iOS device. Reach out to that special friend of yours and see if you can check it out on his or her’s computer.
Check the iPad Cable and the Port
We have seen that sometimes when your device is old and your cable connector is worn out, you may have the issue. This happens because your iPad is not getting the charge it needs from your old cable. Use a wall power outlet and check for firm connections between your charging cable, USB wall adapter, and wall outlet, or try a different outlet.
With older devices, You may also want to check out the charging port and make sure that there is no debris in the port. Remove any debris from the charging port on the bottom of your device by using a plastic clip, then firmly plug your charging cable into your device. If the charging port is damaged, your device probably needs service.
Chances are that your iPad Battery is still functioning and may not need a replacement. if you have tried all the steps and had no success, it may indicate that you are having a worn out battery issue. The best way to confirm this is to check with Apple so that they can run a Battery Service on your iPad. If your iPad is out of warranty, the battery Service costs about $99. Please make sure to try all the above steps before you decide to contact Apple and spend extra.
You guessed it correctly; it’s time that you give Apple a call or go to a retail store nearby. None of these solutions work for you can mean that something is wrong with the hardware, and it need replacements. If you still have the warranty with Apple, then they should help you take care of your iPad.