iPad mini died after installing IOs 7

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    I have just installed the new operating system on my iPad mini and it has died! No matter what buttons I press - it just does not show any sign of life. Any ideas anyone?
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    The first thing to do, even with the slightest problem after any upgrade, is to reset your iPad...sorry if you already know this:)

    Simultaneously hold down the On/Off and Home buttons until the screen blacks out. Keep holding both until the white Apple logo appears and then let both go. Then wait until your wallpaper appears. Restart your iPad.
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    Hi, welcome to iPF from an Austrian member! :)

    What else you could do, if resetting doesn't bring your device back to life:
    Charge it. If the battery is very low on power or fully depleted, the iPad could need up to 20 minutes to start again.
    Restore it. Here you'll find the instruction: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you been able to get your Mini powered back on?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Could very well be your battery.....let us know how you get on.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...1590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-don-t-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    Dead iPad mini

    Thanks Andrew

    I resuscitated my iPad according to your instructions and it lives again!

    Cheers
    Gerhard

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    Yes thanks all working after a reset.

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    That's a good result Gerhard, thanks for letting us know: enjoy your mini:)
    Andrew
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    My iPad crashed when I tried to update to ios7 via wifi. I just got a picture of a USB cable & an arrow pointing to iTunes. I had to restore by connecting the cable between the iPad & laptop. I was told it would take 3 hrs. My first 2 attempts failed at the 2 hr point!! Third attempt was successful but as it restores to factory settings. it took hrs to get everything back. It was a nightmare & has put me off updating anything again

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