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Screen rotation now screwed up.

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by NLAlston, Sep 12, 2011.

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    For some strange reason, my IPad's (gen1) screen rotation is frozen in the horizontal position. Nothing I can do will afford it's vertical viewing position to me, now. I don't know what's caused it, but it just happened a few minutes ago. I've made certain that nothing had been, inadvertently, changed in the 'General Settings' area (where screen position locking could be held by the sliding switch button, on the side of the unit). Absolutely nothing has been done any differently than before.
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    Have you tried a full turn off and restart.
    My iPad2 did exactly the same thing this morning and a restart fixed it.
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    I did a 'Hard' shutdown (holding the power button over, for a few seconds) if that's what you are referring to. I know that there is a 'Reset' procedure, but I don't presently remember what those steps are. I will have to search for those. Thanks.
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    To do a reboot - press and hold the Power and Home buttons for about 6-9 seconds, until the white Apple logo appears. The iPad will reboot - takes a while..

    Tim
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    Thanks, Tim. Now I remember, being that you called it. I just went through that procedure - twice, but all to no avail. Seems that a trip to the Apple store is now warranted.
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    OK - one last thing....just in case...probably not but....

    just double press the Home button to open the multi-task bar and flick the screen to the right. Check that the orientation lock is not controlled by the 'soft' button at the far bottom left of the screen. It's possible that the function has been swapped there from the hard switch next to the volume control. Probably not...but worth a try....

    Tim
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    Hey Tim, you thought not - but you were spot-on with that suggestion. It's been more than a few times that I have ventured into that area, to shut down running apps, but I had NEVER seen that 'Soft Reset' button before. At least I know, now, what to check - providing this same thing happens again.

    You saved me a trip tot he Apple Store, and I appreciate you. Many thanks.
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    Hey can anybody help me, my screen is woudnt rotate, I have tried everything, from restarr, reset,
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    I have tried everything besides hitting this iPad...can anybody help. Me with with the solution?

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