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    iPad screen wont light up

    I have a iPad 1st gen and the screen is black but will turn on. when held the right way in the sunlight you can see the icons and navigate through the ipad just like its working normally. what could be the problem? also the volume button does not work, the mute switch does but not the button.

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    Have you turned the brightness up?

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    yes but nothing happened. was wondering if it could be the backlight in the ldc screen could be burnt out and if it could be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdrabik
    I have a iPad 1st gen and the screen is black but will turn on. when held the right way in the sunlight you can see the icons and navigate through the ipad just like its working normally. what could be the problem? also the volume button does not work, the mute switch does but not the button.
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    You haven't inadvertently switched to White on Black, Settings - General - accessibility - white on black. This is good for night viewing, just a thought if not, follow these steps-
    Do the four finger swipe up or double tap the home button to reveal your multi task bar along the bottom. It will show all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. Long press one of these apps until they start to jiggle and red minus signs will appear above them all. Press all the minus signs, this will close them, not delete them. It's a good idea to do this regularly just to keep them all running smoothly, I do mine every night. Check and see if it is operating now. if not a restart is in order.

    Restart: Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will start again. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running smoothly. Now see if it is operating. If not a reset is the next step.

    Reset: Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. This is a reset.

    When your iPad begins to behave strangely these are the first steps you should do to rectify it. Let us know how you go, good luck!!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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