iPad scared me yesterday: shut off and wouldn't turn back on

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jeffy777, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    I've had my ipad since lanch day, use it several hours each day, and haven't had any problems. However, yesterday I was playing some games on my iPad as usual and everything was fine. Then I took a break, hit the sleep button, and set it down on my couch. I came back 5 minutes later and went to unlock as usual....except the screen just remained black. Apparantly, it had completely shut down on its own (I've never had this happen before). So I tried turning it back on (several times), but nothing happened.

    I thought maybe the battery had died (even though it said it was at 40% before it shut down). So I plugged it and tried turning it on several more times with no luck (by this time I was really starting to sweat, and I thought maybe the battery or even the screen had died)........ then it finally turned on after about five minutes of trying.

    When it came on, it said the battery was still at 40%, and I unplugged it and let it run down to almost 0, before charging it back to 100%.

    Any idea what happened? Everything seems completely normal again, but I'm almost scared to unplug it now, heh.
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Its happened to me, too.
    I'm eagerly awaiting iPad OS 3.2.1.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine does this sometimes as well on both my iPad running 3.2 and my iPhone running 4.0; a simple forced shutdown (hold home and power buttons for 5 s) fixes this for me.
     
  4. andromedaan macrumors member

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  5. jeffy777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me to. It took forever to reboot and turn on.
     
  7. 2sdave macrumors newbie

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    This has happened to me twice. As mentioned above, reset by holding power and home buttons. This turns the iPad back on without loss of data.
     
  8. ibosie macrumors 6502

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    I have a couple of games and notably The Times and Rightmove apps which tend to do this. I assume iPad runs out of RAM and falls over. Sometimes I have to leave it alone for a few minutes for whatever is going on inside to sort itself out ready for a reboot.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I doubt it's a RAM issue specifically and nothing more than a software bug resulting in a kernel panic.
     
  10. Koronis macrumors member

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    This happened a few days ago on my 3gs, holding the power button didn't do anything, I thought my phone was dead.

    25 minutes later it reset and has worked perfect since.
    Scared me for a bit though.
     
  11. richpjr macrumors 68030

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  12. collinsadrian macrumors newbie

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    Scary, this happend to me just last night. I thought the battery had died so I started charging it. Still nothing. Didi a hard reset and everything came back on fine. this was the first hard reset since the firmware update that I have done....
     
  13. jkeblesh macrumors newbie

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    Ipad shut down

    this shut off is caused by a kernel error and it does not matter which version you have. Just do a 'hard shut down". Hold down the sleep and home button together for about 10-15 seconds and it will do a shut down and then restart. You do not have to wait hours for it to debug itself.
     

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