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    my ipad keeps going crazy! I have shut it down three times now and it keeps going haywire on me. went to the settings to see if it needed updating and it says it is updated. Has anybody else have this problem? It's a first gen.

    How long do ipads last? Is it about to die on me?
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    What does crazy mean?

    Describe the behavior as best you can, when it started, was it progressive or sudden....etc.
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    Welcome to our forum! We hope you enjoy your time with us.

    we need to know as much detail as possible in order to help you with your problem.

    If you have any questions, the Search feature will be your best friend. If that doesn't work, just wait someone will be around with the answers you seek. With over 200,000 members I'm sure someone will be able to help you.

    While you're *looking around *here are a few links you may find useful.

    We have an iPad manual available for download incase you ever need it.
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    Did you know we have our own App - Its pretty easy to use.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8

    We also have a gaming section. There is bound to be something there you like.
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    Again Welcome and We hope you Enjoy Your Time Here!

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    i will be playing a game or something else then it will jump start typing on its own then jump to the internet and go to different sites on its own. then i would try to shut it down and it wont respond then it will go to my picture s and start the slide show. pages jump around. it acts like it has a virus but from everything i googled you cant get a virus on ipads.
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    We had another member here who had the same problem. They even posted a video. Dang, that thing was possessed!

    The only advice we could give was to go and show it to the Geniuses at the Apple store. Cause there is definitely something wrong with it. so, that's my recommendation to you.

    Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Ok let's try a pseudo lobotomy of the iPad and see if it helps....

    From your iPad desktop double tap the home button. A shelf will appear with recently used application icons on it. There may be one or many depending upon several factors. Regardless of how many appear long press any one of them until it begins to wobble and a red minus sign appears on the icons. Now release and tap the red minus sign on each icon until all of them are gone. You can only do one at a time so be patient and get them all. Once they are all gone press the home key and the shelf vanishes. You have just cleared iPad RAM (memory) and are ready to power cycle with no apps running in the background. (factory Setting). The apps have NOT been deleted, they remain on your desktop for future use.

    Now long press the power button until the power slider appears. When it appears swipe right through it and the ipad will perform a controlled shutdown. A spinning icon will appear in the center of the screen. When it vanishes the ipad is powered off. It may take a moment or two for the spinning icon to vanish. This is normal, and in your case likely a good sign if it takes a moment or two before it shuts down.

    Once in a powered down state long press the power button until the apple logo appears then release. Once restarted test your apps and let us know if behavior has improved.
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    i tried all of that still not working right..
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    Then I would follow Marilyn's advice and take it back to the store. It seems like you have tried all you can on your own.
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    HAUNTED IPAD. LOL. i would try a fresh restore and set up as new
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    i was trying not to have to do that, but i tttthink thatttt is my only option left... seeeeeee howwwww it typeeees for me....
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    It has a mind of its own lol!
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    Is this what your iPad is doing?If so,take it to the apple store as soon as possible.
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    Sadly it sounds like the touchscreen is short circuiting.

    Have you noticed different behavior if held in different positions? Portrait vs landscape, vertical vs on a flat surface etc?
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    nooooo diiiiifferrrrrreeeeenccccceeee eiiiiittttherrrrr wwwwwayyyy
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    Oh my goodness, Daisy...please let us know what comes of your visit with a Genius at the Apple Store. This doesn't look good.

    Hoping for the best for you.
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    Unfortunately because it is a first generation iPad the genius bar while likely able to confirm the problem as hardware will not be able to do much to help you. Warranty is expired and unfortunately your iPad can likely be repaired but cost justifying such repairs isn't feasible.

    Maybe if you get the right Apple employee they may offer you a discount on an iPad2 or third generation iPad.
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    I had this problem with my ipad. Typing on its own, changing page size, moving about in applications etc, I spent days working on a fix and have finally solved it.

    I hope this benefits others;

    1) Download latest itunes to a computer.
    2) Connect ipad to the computer using white usb cable.
    3) Transfer all purchases etc.
    4) Disconnect from itunes.
    5) go to settings on the ipad and choose the General option, scroll to bottom and select Reset.
    6) choose erase all content and settings.
    7) reconnect the ipad to the computer. wait for itunes to find the ipad.
    8) on the ipad select set up as new ipad etc until it shows the icons.
    9) on itunes select restore ipad.
    10) leave itunes to download the latest software. it might take 30mins. dont touch it.
    11) when the download is complete it will restore the ipad with latest software.
    12) go to settings and switch off Bluetooth. turn off Multitasking gestures. select keyboard and turn off split keyboard. turn off the following too; auto correction, auto capitilisation,check spelling and shortcut.

    that's it, ipad should now be problem free.

    post here if this helps you.
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    Thank you very much for posting this success story!

    Bookmarked!

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