iPad2 started to freeze, touch not working

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pkshiu, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. pkshiu macrumors newbie

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    This started happening around Thursday. The touch screen do not response anymore. Hardware button works. Rotational sensor works. A hard reset (home+power for 10 seconds) sometimes work.

    Being a tech person, I systematically deleted apps that I installed to that date, but that was not the problem.

    I wonder if it is related to network -- i.e. if it is access the wireless network (checking mail, push notification etc) and gets locked up.

    Any one else starting to having this problem?

    P.K.
     
  2. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Yes happened after latest update... Did a RESTORE and everything is fine now.
     
  3. pkshiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does not resolve even after reboot/hard reboot/restore.

    I happen to have a list of apps that were updated/installed just before. So I am going down the list trying to figure what happened. Right now I am thinking it's the Kindle or Hulu app updates that did it.
     
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  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Restore and reboot and hard reboot are all different things. Have you done ALL of them or just the reboots?
     
  6. pkshiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    - I meant I tried all types of reboot and also several restore from iTunes.

    - It is not the apps that I thought was causing it. After removing the apps that were updated it is still happening, BUT -- I now can clear it usually after one or more hard reset (power+home+10secs).

    - I also notice that the touch screen is getting a little less responsive -- I use NoteTaker HD and can tell the difference when I am writing.

    - I wonder if it is due to environmental changes? It is getting warmer and dryer here in the East coast. I also have a screen protector on it but that was installed weeks ago. (BSE) But I hate to peel it off to test at this point.

    Really no one else is having this problem?
     
  7. pkshiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you mean you restored to an older iOS version? I obviously did not do that.
     
  8. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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  9. pkshiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dfu mode restore didn't work either. Usually it will come back responsive after some time which makes me think it is a background task that is killing the iPad.

    Also after the dfu restore the NoteTakerHD ink mode was definitely much more responsive.
     
  10. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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  11. pkshiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not yet because I actually use my iPad during the week. I'll try that over the weekend. I just can't believe I am the only one having this problem.
     
  12. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Stuff like that happens to people all the time. Just because you're having a problem doesn't mean it's a widespread one. Besides, if it had been a widespread one, you wouldn't have had to ask. There would have been numerous posts on this already.

    I'm sure you'll figure it out soon.
     

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