My Mini died!

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  1. mini user

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    Good morning, mini users. I have a most unusual occurrence. I was using my mini in the car for directions, as is not uncommon, and I noticed that it needed to be charged. Again, as is common, I plugged it in w/ the Verizon charger that I keep in there. I was holding it (I'm passenger), put it down for a sec, and when I picked it up it was DEAD. Would not turn any 'off-er' would not turn on (two button reset, etc...)

    Has anyone experienced this, heard of it, have a solution or know anything about this? I will be taking it to the Verizon store on Fri.

    thank you in advance for any information you may have to impart.
     
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    What happens if you connect the iPad to iTunes on your computer? Is it recognized by iTunes?
     
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    Ii had not thought of that...have never done so.....is there a link to directions on this site?
     
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    It's possible that the power management ic may have been damaged from plugging it into the car charger. This has been known to happen with 1st gen minis.
     
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    If you are close to an Apple store it could be worth taking it in for a checkup.

    Diagnostics are free, and you'll get some idea as to whether it's worth paying for any necessary repairs.
     
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    I'm not sure which gen I have, (I got it just under 3 yrs ago...9/24/13) but I think it is totally dead. I attached it to my desktop and opened iTunes & nothing, after trying the two-button reset again. Is this a problem w/later generations? I will also discard the Verizon car charger I was using on the off chance that it malfunctioned.
     
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    Thank you for this suggestion. I will make an appt and have it checked out. Altho' the nearest Apple Store is over two hrs away, I could get in some serious shopping (!) at the same time....And I will repost w/results once it is checked.
     
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    Sounds dangerous. "Serious" shopping in an Apple store can have dire consequences for your bank balance. Have you SEEN the Mac Pro? And that new iPhone! WOW!

    Take care.
     
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    Oh, the damage is already done. Got a good deal on an iPad air....Labor Day sale......$300 off....The best time to buy is either holiday or when new stuff is coming out.Well, that's the best face I can put on this...;^)
     

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