My daughters iPad, wouldn’t turn on, so I figured she had just drained the battery. I plugged it in and let it charge. After being on the charger for a while, I tried to turn it on and all I got was a black and blue screen. I knew something wasn’t right. After just over a year, it appeared the life of my daughters iPad had come to an end. I was beyond annoyed! It’s no longer covered by warranty, and I knew it would cost way too much to get it fixed.
I tried resetting, but it didn’t seem possible. It was just frozen on that black and blue screen. Pressing the home button would change the screen a little, but I couldn’t see anything other than those horrible colors. In my frustration I decided to google my issue, and sure enough I came across someone who had the exact same problem. Were they able to fix it? Yes! Yay, I had hope. Maybe I could bring this poor iPad back to life!
You wouldn’t believe what everyone did to fix this problem. After reading through the post, I found someone who suggested to drop or hit the back of the iPad! At this point, it really couldn’t get any worse so I went ahead and hit the back of the iPad a couple times and there it was, I could see the screen a little better. It wasn’t back to normal though. Although I could see the screen and icons, it was now a fuzzy bright green. Ok, so it’s a lot better than a blank black and blue screen, but I still wasn’t satisfied.
Should I take the chance and throw it to the ground? I wasn’t sure if that would be a good idea. I was now able to see the screen a little, and although it wasn’t ideal for playing games, at least it kinda worked. Did I really want to risk it and go back to the black and blue screen? Yes, I decided it just wasn’t good enough. I figured I’d give it one more try. I threw the iPad to the floor, picked it up, and unfortunately there was no change. It didn’t get worse, but it didn’t get better either. At this point, I wasn’t about to give up. After reading through the post I found on Apple’s website, it seems a bunch of people were able to get their iPads working 100%. If they could do it, so could I. I hit the back of the iPad with my hand. I hit it hard, and the screen got worse. Oh no! I hit it again. A little better. One more time, one last hard hit! That did the trick.
The screen is now 100% back to normal. I couldn’t believe it. Since this all just happened tonight I’m not sure if it’s just a short term fix. I really hope it’s fixed for good. I’m guessing there must be a loose connection somewhere, so it may happen again.
Have you had any similar problems with your iPad? If you have, this is definitely something you should try. If you’ve tried it, did it work for you?