I have a problem with my iPad and the Apple support page isn't really helping, so I figured perhaps the LG community could offer a little support:
Last night, I plugged my iPad into my computer, and iTunes asked if I wished to update my OS (for 3.2.2). I clicked okay and, as usual, iTunes started to backup the content on my iPad. However, halfway through, I had to leave for an urgent meeting and clicked the (X) button beside the loading bar to cancel the backup (which was going on halfway) and ejected it.
However, when I tried to turn on my iPad later, nothing happened. No backlight, no screen display, no sound, nothing; blank. I thought perhaps it was due to the fact that it had no battery, so I charged it up overnight. But still, nothing worked.
Plugging it into my computer is completely useless, too; it's not even recognized as a device! No desktop notifications whatsoever when I plug it in.
Extra information that might be useful: iPad model: 64 GB 3G+wifi, NOT jailbroken.
I don't mind completely restoring my iPad to its original state, but how can I do so if my computer doesn't even sense the device?
Million thanks in advance!
PS: Just leave a comment if you need anymore information! Thanks, again!
Answer by FilipinoPower · Nov 12, 2010 at 01:04 AM
Try restoring it by putting it into DFU mode and if that doesn't work you should book an appointment at the "Genius" Bar. How knows you might get a new iPad (people at the Genius Bar aren't very smart, for the most part). If you don't have an Apple Store near you try calling your countries Apple Care Support Center and see what they can do.
Answer by stjonks · Nov 12, 2010 at 01:18 AM
OMFG. IT WORKED! IT WORKED~!
All I did was hold down the sleep/wake button and the home button together. Instead of recovering or entering into any sort of mode, it simply awakened!
But thanks guys anyway for the help!!
Answer by coolsecretspy · Nov 15, 2010 at 03:48 PM
you should NEVER unplug someting while it is in the middle of a firmware update, some guy on the Apple.com/uk forum was updating his iPhone firmware, half-way through he unplugged it resulting in his iPhone to be bricked. the only way to get his iPhone fixed was to put it in DFU Mode and restore the fimrware version through iTunes.
Answer by Lala · Jun 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM
I was in d middle of panic coz my ipad wont turn on at all.. i even tried charging it but nothing happened... Good thing i found this Q&a and tried holding the wake and home button together and viola!! Yey it did worked after all.. Thanks for posting that solution...
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