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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 28, 2014
I pretty much sent my iPad to its destruction when I let my cousin borrow it over the summer. The screen is shattered and it won't charge when it's powered on. The only way to charge it is by plugging it in first while it's turned on and then turning it off.

My cousin said the charging problem happened days later after she broke the screen. I'm not exactly sure how long afterwards but she said it didn't start immediately.

I had planned on buying a replacement screen but now that it won't charge properly I'm not sure I still want to go through with this. I don't want to waste my money on the screen if it won't charge properly anymore.

I just want to ask for some advice. Do you think the charging issue has something to do with the broken screen? Should I invest in a new screen?

p.s. It's not the power brick or charging cable, those two are intact.


macrumors 68040
May 15, 2007
I do believe your charging issue is related to the damage of your iPad, just common sense. :)


macrumors 6502
Jan 4, 2011
Boston, MA
so how did she shatter the screen? I would never let a family member borrow things if they aren't careful with electronics


macrumors member
Oct 23, 2014
The charging issue is not going to have been caused by the cracked screen. There is likely a more extensive issue (ie motherboard has been damaged).
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