iPad IOS update killed my IPAD

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by first time user, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. first time user macrumors newbie

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    Oct 27, 2014
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    Dear Sufferrers:

    I received an IPAD Model A1430 from my son recently. While using the device, an update to IOS 8.1 popped up on my screen asking if I would like to update. I did want to update and pressed the button to do so.

    It tool a long time for the update to download but when it did download, it started installing. The installation got to about 9\10ths of the install, and then froze. I let it sit like that overnight and in the morning the install had not moved forward so I shut down the device and later attempted to turn on the device.

    What I got was a rectangle on a black screen with a thin strip of red at the beginning of the rectangle. It then went away, and now I have a completely useless IPAD. I am new to the second coming of Christ so you can see how disappointed I am with the Apple folks.

    What is the issue? Is it a completely dead battery which will cost me lots of my hard earned cash to fix? If I get my hands on that scruffy kid in the PC vs MAC ads, I'm gonna choke him.

    Respectfully,
    James
     
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 1, 2014
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    Plug into computer, hold the power and home button for ten seconds, release power button until iTunes pops up and says it's in recovery mode. Then, restore.
     

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