iPad 2 screen locked and won't reboot.....Help!!

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  1. worldtramper

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    Hello
    I've got an iPad that has frozen. I can't turn it off,unlock the screen or even reboot it. I've tried connecting it to a computer but because I can't unlock the screen that won't work either.
    Help please!!
     
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    Is your iPad asking you for a passcode that you don't have?
     
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    No. All that has happened is the slide function has stopped working. I've had a problem with the on and off switch for ages but I've never need to do a full restore were I couldn't even slide the screen. If I can't slide my screen I can't follow the commands whilst connected to my computer.
     
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    I know how to do a reboot and I also know how to do a full restore but I can't do a reboot because of my faulty on/off switch and I can't do factory setting reset because I can't slide the screen which is what is required when you connect to iTunes.
     
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    The only thing I can think of doing is just letting the battery go flat and rebooting after that. But my pad is on 50% and has taken two days to drop 10%. So it may be a while!
     
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    If you mean the slide to unlock function on the Lockscreen you may have a defective touchscreen that's not properly accepting inputs. This could be a hardware issue, which can be determined by having your iPad checked out at the the Genius Bar at the nearest Apple Store.
     
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    I'm not too sure that it is a faulty screen as it was working perfectly before this. Also the camera function slide works just not the slide to open function.
     
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    It is possible for only certain areas of the screen to become unresponsive while other areas function normally.
     
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    I have tried dragging from all parts of the screen but with no luck. It does move a little but not enough to follow it through as far as a full sliding motion.
     

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