my ipad 3 16 GB just broke down recently. No shock to mention.
some details: when i swith it on, i get a white screen. I've discovered by chance that by sliding the magnet part of my cover along the ipad, the screen appears as normal... except there is still a large white vertical strip. (horizontal when in landscape mode)
The ipad runs ok apart from that. Apple told me that my ipad is not under warranty anymore and proposed me to replace/fix it for a fee (apparently a hardware issue, graphic card)
Do you know if this issue is well known on this series? any advice to get it replaced by Apple?