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Possessed iPad 2

Hamtar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 24, 2011
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Hi there
I've recently been having some problems with my Ipad 2. It's gone insane.

I'll indicate some symptoms:
-Won't shut off. Whenever I shut it off myself, it turns back on by itself.
-Locks itself. (no, this isn't the auto lock function) Whenever I'm messing around on the ipad, this machine just locks itself even when I'm in the middle of using it.
-Sometimes acts normal, but then goes bonkers the next minute (by locking itself) It's unpredictable.
-Locks itself, and screen "turns" back on. Then the red slider appears, as if it's inviting me to turn it off. (which is useless, because whenever i actually do slide the red slider, it turns itself back on)

I swear, the screen FLICKERS on and off. It's rendered useless.
I've tried restoring the ipad back to its factory settings but it's still going through this demonic crap.
Someone please help?
 

max53389

macrumors member
Jul 25, 2012
30
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Seems like the power button is broken and constantly being pressed down so it will lock, wake, and power on its own. I think the randomness comes from you moving the iPad and it probably takes little pressure to push down the power button.
Does the power button click or does it feel mushy when you press it. It should click for a normal power button.

That's the only thing I can think of at the moment besides dust/dirt under the power button.
 
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dastinger

macrumors 6502a
Mar 18, 2012
818
3
Or the magnets that make cases lock/unlock the iPad malfunctioning.
 
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MrMacMack

macrumors 6502a
Oct 24, 2012
837
0
Try hard reset by holding down the power button and home button. If that doesn't work then restore as new. If that doesn't work, contact Apple for a replacement. Assuming its under warranty. If not then you'll need to decide whether its worth the out of warranty replacement cost.
 
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Confusius

macrumors regular
Mar 24, 2012
131
0
New York
Hi there
I've recently been having some problems with my Ipad 2. It's gone insane.
I've tried restoring the ipad back to its factory settings but it's still going through this demonic crap.
Someone please help?

It's quite clearly possessed. You should enlist the help of a trained exorcist. Bathing it in holy water may be a last resort.
 
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charlituna

macrumors G3
Jun 11, 2008
9,633
815
Los Angeles, CA
Could be hardware. Check the on board diags. If you see any listings with the word panic, especially a lot of them that's a pretty good sign of hardware failing. Take it in"

Heck if its under warranty take it in. If they can see that you did a restore and set it up new and the issue happens for them then they might assume hardware and replace it, certainly can't hurt to try
 
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53kyle

macrumors 65816
Mar 27, 2012
1,281
110
Sebastopol, CA
It sounds like the magnet sensor for auto lock is misbehaving, or more likely the lock button. Maybe both!
 
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