iPad What to do with non-working iPad 1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fireproof!, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

    Fireproof!

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    Hey folks - I have an old iPad 1 that won't turn on or do anything.

    What should I do with it? I'm afraid to sell it in case someone can fix it and somehow access data on it, since it stopped working before I had a chance to clear anything off.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    find an old, old microwave, and a long extension cord. Put the microwave in the middle of a parking lot, and toast the iPad and microwave at the same time.
     
  3. Fireproof! thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha - well that's one option.

    I thought about a 2 story drop test. Or hammer. Or "will it blend". LOL.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If there is an Apple store near you, you could bring it there to confirm it can't be resurrected.
     
  5. Fireproof! thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah - I already did that. They said they could replace it for $200. LOL. I said no thanks and just replaced it with an iPad2 refurb for about the same price. (This was a while back).
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I wasn't suggesting that you replace it -- since you were concerned about somebody being able to lift data off your device, I thought if Apple couldn't revive it, then that'll be a pretty good indicator that nobody could.
     
  7. Fireproof! thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh - got it. Unfortunately, they were not very helpful. They just confirmed they couldn't get it to boot up after trying some things in the back. Maybe I'll just hang onto it for posterity. ;)
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  9. Corey Gibson macrumors newbie

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    You should bronze it and turn it in to a time piece that you can show your grandkids or keep as a momento.

    "This was cutting edge in my day...."
     
  10. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Print a 9.7" picture, glue it on the iPad and use it as a picture frame.
     
  11. Fireproof! thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! That would be funny!!
     

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