I am unable to power down before repair

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by akersrus, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. akersrus macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2013
    :confused:I have a iPad 2 3G with a broken glass and LCD screen. I am unable to slide the power off slider in order to power the thing off. What are the dangers of trying this repair if I can not turn it off? Is there a way to do a hard shut down (not reset)? any help would be appreciated.
  2. nilzi macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2013
    You can repair the iPad until the battery run out.

    The power button may be broken if you can't turn off the device, have you ever checked if your iPad's power button is ok? If not, you need to replace a new one.
  3. Apple Techs macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Phoenix, Az
    Honestly I would just do the repair if you have to do it quickly if not then let the battery drain completely.....
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I think holding down the power and home buttons together for about 10 seconds shuts down the iPad.
  5. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    That causes a reboot.
  6. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    The risk is about the data. If its backed up, go ahead. If not and it would suck to loose it, take the extraordinary measure of forcing a shutdown by using the battery reserve.

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