IPad 2 died

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  1. iPadSquirrel

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    Last night every app crashed. I couldn't even login to wifi. Tried to update to 9.something and it just kept searching and searching for update, then crashed or just kept searching. Today I logged on and it searched for ten minutes. The Internet icon wasn't rolling.

    My insurance lapsed as they never notified me to renew. Repair seems to start at $250. I'd rather throw in another $150 and get a new one with 32 gb, not 16 gb

    Before I toss it, anyone have an idea why every app crashes? I have 12.5 gb with 5.6 gb available.
     
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    Have you tried restoring from DFU mode? Worth a shot if you are going to junk it anyway.
     
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    @ Squirrel - well, a 16 GB iPad 2 (which came out in 2011) is pretty much approaching Apple's Vintage Status - I'd start saving for a newer iPad and also 32 GB is now the minimal storage recommended (and available in a new device on the Apple website) - my iPad Air 2 has 64 GB, a suggestion.

    But just to support Kevin's advice - there is a thread in the forum on DFU Mode (Device Firmware Update); another link HERE. Now I'm assuming that the battery is charging and operating normally and that you have tried a 'Reset' of the device - correct? Good luck - Dave :)
     
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    Thanks. I didn't reset as I don't know how. Please educate me. I'll try that before DFU.
     
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    RESET: Hold down both the ON-OFF & HOME buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears (may take 10 secs or so) - release both buttons and allow the iPad to reboot (this is like turning your computer off and then on again) - nothing is affected on your device, unlike the 'last resort' DFU mode. Good luck - Dave :)
     
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    Thanks! I'm a Windows weenie and I'm still learning iOS after four years. I'm worried DFU will have me screaming FU!!!
     
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    Well, did the 'Reset' help at all? If not, do you have an iTunes and/or iCloud backup of your device? Dave :)
     
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    No backup. I did the reset and the logo appeared. It's been about five minutes and the logo is still there. I just shut it off since it didn't do anything

    The DFU I can't do until I connect to my laptop. I assume that's done via usb cable. Tomorrow I can try that.

    I wish I could figure out why it is doing this. I do have my iPad mini recharged and I can use it for now.
     
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    Yes, it's done by cable. You'll do an update to the latest OS and restore it to factory settings. iTunes will tell you that it has found an iPad in recovery mode.
     
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    Thank you. I reset it again, letting the logo just sit there. On WiFi it took 15 minutes, went blank then the logo came back and 15 minutes later , it shut down. I panicked but turned it on and tried 6 apps. One crashed but always does.

    Tonight I'll test it again but it appears y'all helped enormously. Thank you so much.

    All would be perfect but last night I couldn't login to post. My IP was banned. I didn't think I broke rules but I couldn't see contact info
     

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