How to fix an iPad that doesn't turn on

How to fix an iPad that doesn't turn on

An iPad is a great way to stay connected and manage your life, but there are times when the device can experience issues, such as not turning on. It can be a daunting experience for anyone, especially for future buyers of refurbished electronics.

Learning how to troubleshoot and fix your device not turning on properly is essential to maximize the value you get from it. This blog post provides a comprehensive guide on what to do when your iPad doesn't turn on.

Step 1: Check the Power Source

When your iPad doesn’t turn on, check the power source. If your device is plugged into a wall outlet or battery, ensure that the connection is secure and that power flows. 

You can test the power output by unplugging the device or using a voltmeter. If you are using a battery, make sure there is still a charge left.

Step 2: Check Your Cable

The next step is checking the cable. Ensure the cable is securely connected to your device and the power source. If the cable is damaged, you may need to replace it. Try using a different cable if you have one available.

Step 3: Check Your Battery

You should check the battery if your device is not turning on. Unplug the device and remove the back panel. If the battery looks to be in bad shape, you may need to replace it.

Step 4: Reset Your Device

If all else fails, then you may need to reset your device. It can be done by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. After the device has reset, try to turn it on and see if it works.

Step 5: Seek Professional Help

If your iPad still doesn’t turn on, you may need professional help. Apple has an excellent customer service team that can assist if required. You can also bring your device to a certified technician who can diagnose the issue and provide a repair if necessary.


If your iPad doesn’t turn on, you can troubleshoot and fix it by following the steps outlined in this blog post. If you need help resolving the problem, seek professional help from Apple or a certified technician. Doing this ensures your device is in top condition and ready for future use.

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