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    iPad only starts when opened up

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    iPad only starts when opened up
    Hi everybody,

    My iPad dropped from about 30cm and it wouldn't work anymore. I brought it to a repair shop and they said it worked when they looked at it and just charged me 30 for cleaning. They even said I was lucky because normally when opening up the screen breaks and it would cost 180,-. It worked when I received it from them.

    After one day it was broken again. The software won't load, I just get the apple logo. Restoring in itunes just gives me errors. So I opened it up and when it was opened it booted without a problem. I closed it again and it wouldn't boot. Opened it up again and it worked.

    Does anyone know what could be causing this? Maybe a loose contact?

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Toehh

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    iPad only starts when opened up
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    Welcome to Mac-Forums.

    Does the iPad boot from scratch each time you open and close the case? Once operational, can you hit the power button to put it to sleep and again to wake it up?

    Did the shop open up the iPad to see if anything came loose (unlikely with such a small drop) and what actually entailed "€30 for cleaning"?? What exactly was cleaned??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Welcome to Mac-Forums.

    Does the iPad boot from scratch each time you open and close the case? Once operational, can you hit the power button to put it to sleep and again to wake it up?

    Did the shop open up the iPad to see if anything came loose (unlikely with such a small drop) and what actually entailed "30 for cleaning"?? What exactly was cleaned??
    The ipad can be put to sleep, powered down, booted up and open apps. It functions pretty good. If you ask me, I think they didn't even clean anything.

    What could be pinched or loose that causes the ipad to be unable to load the software?

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    iPad only starts when opened up
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    Ahh..I totally misread your initial post..you opened up the iPad and it works in that state and fails when you put it back together (I was thinking about opening and closing the cover for some reason)..

    Does the iPad have any cover around it and a drop from almost a foot (sorry, can't think in metric.. ) might dislodge something depending on how it fell.

    Can you start putting the iPad together and test if it boots up and works with each new screw you put in and tighten. I'm at an immediate loss as to what could prevent the software from loading. If the storage was connected over a cable, that could be a culprit. But the Flash is on the iPad's logicboard, so that can't be it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Ahh..I totally misread your initial post..you opened up the iPad and it works in that state and fails when you put it back together (I was thinking about opening and closing the cover for some reason)..

    Does the iPad have any cover around it and a drop from almost a foot (sorry, can't think in metric.. ) might dislodge something depending on how it fell.

    Can you start putting the iPad together and test if it boots up and works with each new screw you put in and tighten. I'm at an immediate loss as to what could prevent the software from loading. If the storage was connected over a cable, that could be a culprit. But the Flash is on the iPad's logicboard, so that can't be it..
    I'll try to assemble again like you said but there actually are just 4 screws to tighten. The screws to mount the LCD. The screen is glued (iPad 2). I'll keep you updated. And if anyone thinks of something, I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks!

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    iPad only starts when opened up

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    Okey I just assembled it and it kept working. But when I was pressing the bezel on the left side, the screen turned grey for a second and it restarted. It keeps working now but when I press the screen it sometimes hangs and restarts.

    So something on the left hand side is conflicting when pressed...

    Getting closer

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    Excellent work thus far..

    Based on the iPad 2 Teardown, can you tell us where the "left side" ends up being and we can figure out what parts are in that are and how it might be causing issues.

    A short is one quick possibility..
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