My iPad went nuts; anyone know what might have caused this?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrochester, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Hi all

    Whilst on holiday I was innocently browsing the net on my iPad when all of a sudden it went totally nuts, as if an invisible pair of fingers were moving all over the screen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7gYqS9JsH8

    I left it for a while to see if the device would recover, but after a few minutes, I gave up and pressed the home button. I then couldn't get any response from the screen at all; I couldn't even turn off the device as there was no way to move the slide to turn off bar. In the end I had to reset the device using the power and home button trick.

    Does anyone have any idea what might have caused this? I thought it were strangely interesting more than anything else!

    Michael.
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    It's probably a glitch. Take it to apple and show them the iPad.
     
  3. smoothop macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened with mine...it's something wrong with the screen, hardware, they gave me a replacement iPad..Take it back!
     
  4. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    It does seem the screens sensor is playing up, like it's detecting contact when there isn't any.
     
  5. smoothop macrumors newbie

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    The screen sensor evidently registers the taps and then does them all again by itself!:) Mine started copying text, opening and shutting the onscreen keyboard,jittering from homescreen to the other screens and even configuring a lock code by itself when I happened to leave it on in 'settings'! All this of course while the screen was completely unresponsive to touch. It just seemed to go crazy.
     
  6. Satori macrumors 6502a

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