I'm trying to help my brother fix his iPad mini (the first gen). He has had this issue for the past year & essentially has hardly used his iPad mini since it hasn't been functional. The problem is that whenever the iPad Mini is plugged in to charge (with any cable / to any outlet / to any computer), it only charges when off. It automatically turns on after a little bit, and stops charging once it does that. I can't keep it from turning on, it does that automatically. When I plug it in to charge enough so that I can hold down the two buttons to do a factory reset, it simply turns off & doesn't go into reset mode. It's pretty frustrating to say the least.