iPad refuses to shut down

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    Hi

    My ipad2 will not shut down.
    To be more specific, the pad does shut down but immediately restarts on its own.

    I have tried doing a hard reset but no go...no matter what I do, the pad always restarts.

    This started right after the pad drained down to zero... Or at least I am assuming it was completely drained.

    Lastly, I'm currently on the latest software, 7.1

    Any suggestions?
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    Just curious, but how are you shutting the device down? Your description of the problem sounds like a reset, and a restart is normal for that precedure.
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    Sorry, I neglected to add that shutting the pad off via the normal power button results in a restart also.

    I was hoping I wasn't going to have to restore, I will keep that as a last resort
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    What happens when you hold the upper power button until the red "Slide to power off" button shows up and you slide the button to power off the device??
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    It restarts
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    Do you have it plugged in for charging when this happens?
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    When it's charging, trinicki should still be able to turn it off.
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    I had my iPad go down to 2% because I fell asleep while watching a movie. I immediately plugged it in, then I made sure every app was shut down, them powered it off completely, all this while plugged in. Then I left it for a day to get it back up to 100%
    Just make sure all apps are closed, and it is plugged in to power when you power off. That "should " work.


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    I think you are holding it too long.
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    What is being held too long? I guess the slider has nothing about being held too long... :p
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    The power button.
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    I don't think the iPad turns off if we hold the power button for any length of time, until we slide on that slider that appears.
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    As soon as you plug in a turned off device for charging, it generally turns on (Apple logo, etc.). If already plugged in, if you try to turn it off, it turns straight back on again.
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    Correct.

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