Possessed iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hamtar, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Hamtar macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    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?
  2. max53389 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    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.
  3. dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    Or the magnets that make cases lock/unlock the iPad malfunctioning.
  4. max53389 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    True, but I don't think that will cause his iPad to turn back on after he shut it down. Just a thought.
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    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.
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    If it not a hardware problem a DFU restore will fix it.
  7. Confusius macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    New York
    It's quite clearly possessed. You should enlist the help of a trained exorcist. Bathing it in holy water may be a last resort.
  8. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    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
  9. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    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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