Just got got the iPad but power button doesn't work??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yalag, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Just got the iPad was so excited but found that the power button doesn't work any ideas? Anyone else having this problem?? I remember turning it on with e power button so it might have worked for a while but now i cant turn off the device!!
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yuck. That's too bad. :(

    1. Hard reset (yes, it might work)
    2. Let the battery drain to the point it sleeps/shuts down and see what happens when you charge it back up
    3. Return to Apple for replacement
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    I would just go ahead and take it to an apple store and exchange it out. Don't waste time with a restore.
     
  5. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    To turn it off, hold the power button on the top right until the red slider appears at the top of the screen, and slide that to turn it off. :)
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Oh, I thought you were new to the iPhone OS, maybe not. Try a hard reset and restoring if that doesn't help. Seems software-related since the button was working fine before.
     
  7. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    if the power button doesnt work i cant hard reset right? ive tried holding the power and home button for really long, nothing happens. i cant return it
    :( because its in canada now
     
  8. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Leave it on until the battery drains completely, wipe it from iTunes, and restart. Probably won't work, but it's worth a shot.
     
  9. Vege-Taco macrumors member

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    Mine is doing the same thing. The button worked Saturday, but yesterday and today it is non-functional.
     
  10. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I knew I won't be the only one having this problem.....let me know if you have a solution. I've tried everything..
     
  11. Vege-Taco macrumors member

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    I opened up a case with Apple. They had me backup the iPad and do a clean restore of system defaults. The power button is still unresponsive. Apple is now shipping me a box to return the unit in and will issue me a replacement. If I had an Apple Store nearby they would have sent me there for a replacement, but the nearest one is 3 hours away, so UPS will have to handle the swap.
     
  12. jderekc macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem with my 32Gb iPAD. The sleep wake button was stuck and not working. Ended up just returning it to Best Buy, I will pick up another one when they come back in stock. I didn't want to ship it back to apple and wait for repair.
     
  13. colonels1020 macrumors regular

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    Mine is doing the same thing. Sometimes it will work, other times the button does nothing. I've bot a 64GB iPad Wi-Fi.
     
  14. hallen9999 macrumors newbie

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    my power buttons dead also

    after a few months my 64g 3g will not shut off with the power button. Opened a case with apple, did the upgrade - nothing; did the restore like they requested - nothing; now I am going to take it back and get another as soon as I can find the time. The buttons still clicks and feels like it always has, it just won't turn the unit off (or on for that matter). :mad:
     

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