iPad mini iPad wont turn unless...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GreatSc0tt, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. GreatSc0tt macrumors member

    GreatSc0tt

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    Hello Macrumors,

    I have a iPad Mini 2 that wont turn on unless it is plugged into a computer. When it comes on it is 100%. It usually takes about 5 mins to turn on.

    If i plug it into a wall charger nothing happens. I left it for hours.

    Its been doing this for about a month. We have tired resetting the iPad with a Factory reset with no success.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Sounds like it may be a failed battery. Take it to the Apple store and they can diagnose for free!
     
  3. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    but repair will be costly
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only way to know how much is to get it diagnosed. If it is $100 for a new battery, that is cheaper than a new iPad. Right now the OP’s IPad hardly works at all.:eek:
     
  5. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    Does it Apple can replace battery? I heard they can only replace whole faulty device for refurb
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I think they can replace the battery. If not it is time to toss it in the can and get a new device.
     
  7. GreatSc0tt thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I am taking it to the apple store to get them to test the battery
     
  8. scottrods macrumors member

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    If Apple can't replace the battery... there are plenty of folks who will be glad to take your money... I don't know if it's as easy as changing the battery in a iPhone, but I bought a 6 dollar battery on ebay and replaced it myself on an iPhone 5 about a month ago... Working great now. I would think an iPad mini would be similar to change. There are numerous youtube videos to show how to do it.
     
  9. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    I’m not sure if the Mini’s are the same, but if it’d like the bigger iPads, according to iFixit, it’s almost impossible to take apart and put back together without hurting the screen because of the massive amount of glue used.
     
  10. scottrods macrumors member

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    Well... I took a look at the "how to" videos and they clearly show using a hair dryer to warm the adhesive for ease of removal. You want to leave it in place anyway, so this makes perfect sense to me. I'm a mechanic by trade so it seems like a fairly straight forward thing to me. One's own skills and confidence in those skills will determine if it's a good thing for each individual.
     
  11. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    don't use hairdryer, it's to weak,
    I recommend hot air gun or hot air station
     
  12. scottrods macrumors member

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    Knowing the difference... I'll disagree with turning loose a novice with a heat gun... you can really damage some things inside one of these devices in a hurry if you are not extremely familiar with heat guns. The Hair dryer is a safe alternative for the most part and it can also damage things, but it will take longer.

    If you know your skills and your equipment though... a heat gun is a superior way to deal with this, but I don't think it is something just anybody ought to be doing without some practice on things that are of no value.
     
  13. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree, novice shouldn't do any repair

    there is a lot 3rd party services which they can do it properly
     
  14. scottrods macrumors member

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    Read Prior posts, you'll find I qualify that each individual will have their own skillsets and confidence levels... so yeah... not just anybody belongs under the hood. But if you have the fortitude to do it and confidence in your abilities... It's your call. I've been a very electro-mechanical person since I was around 8 years old... I try to always qualify what is easy for people, by allowing for skills or lack thereof. I'm 53 in about a month, so I feel pretty confident in my skills and abilities (although my eyesight's not what it used to be, and these things have some pretty tiny bits in them to deal with).
    My comment about the novice caution, was specifically about the heat gun. I know how quickly they can do some serious damage to average stuff, not to mention the delicate stuff in the idevices.
     

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