Dropped iPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by helpdesk1, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. helpdesk1

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    Our iPad was dropped when slipped on the side walk and now the background flashes red and black. The apps still work but how can I fix the background?
     
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    It worked! I hit it on the back a few times and the colors went back to normal. I can't believe that worked. Thank you!!!
     
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    Nice one skimonkey
     
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    Woohoo--glad it worked!

    Thanks, caledonia!!
     
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    Well, you deserve a big LIKE from the OP - now I've look at that thread before and no one who has had their screens 'corrected' w/ the pats of the back (I recall 'burping' my son nearly 40 years ago) - my impression is that w/ a 'drop' a connection is loosened (but does not detach) - this loosened connection may become firmer w/ those pats - just my assumption; so is this a temporary or lasting cure? Don't know but expect that for those who have revived their iPads, the problem may still return.

    Also, I'm surprised that the Genius Bar​ seem to be completely ignorant of a problem that really did need a screen replacement but could be corrected by establishing a firmer connection at a decent cost - Dave
     
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    I guess giving it the good old kick does fix an issue. Worked decades ago, still works now.
     
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    I have never heard of this "phenomenon" before joining this forum. I believe it was mentioned by Leelai sometime ago and I had no idea that could work. I believe it worked for her. Regarding temporary fix, maybe. However, I know that Leelai hasn't had issues since! :)

    A few old fashion whacks always seems to help!
     
  9. Fred Garvin

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    Glad it worked.... Too bad it didn't work for Al Bean on the moon....

    iPad Air 32Gb Wi-Fi; 17" MacBook Pro; 24" iMac; iPhone 4; iPod Nano 6th Gen; iPod Shuffle; Apple TV 2
     
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    It's called the Fonzie method :D
     

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