We have the iPad 3 for about six months. Everything was fine till the sound went out this week. It works fine for with the earphones but nothing from the speakers. We have looked at other posts and tried everything. Once we plugged in the cord and the unplugged it and it worked for a couple minutes and then back to no sound. We have reset with the cord in, reset without the cord in, changed the settings, etc all to no avail. We have not tried erasing all settings and data and then restoring from the cloud as of yet. One interesting item is that while having the music running there is no slider bar available until you plug the earphones in. Unplug and it goes away. While it is running you can pull up Siri and sound is activated only while that is active. The slider bar appears in music and disappears when Siri is no longer active. Anyone have any suggestions?