Why does my iPad keep blacking out?

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    So today my iPad started blacking out for no reason, it just happens randomly. It's an iPad 2 updated to iOs.6 and ever couple of hours it blacks out. Restarting and rebooting doesn't help but every couple of hours it will start working again. Any ideas?
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    Maybe it's just really drunk. But joking aside, is the device jailbroken?
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    No and it's underage
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    Does it happen randomly? Or in specific apps? Or after a certain amount of time? Do you close your background apps regularly?
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    It happens randomly, and I kept about two background apps at a time.
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    Did this only start with the ios 6 installation?
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    Yeah
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    Well, I'd wait to see what the rest of the community has to say. But my advice would be to redownload and reinstall ios6. Make sure you backup first! I had the wifi issues with ios6, but after reinstalling it, it worked fine. Maybe your case is similar.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Try a reset of your iPad and see if this fixes the problem...it is a recommended step after any update to the iPad.
    Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. Let us know how you go.


    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.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Resetting doesn't help
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    Unfortunately then it seems like your best course of action is to perform a full IOS restore using iTunes. Make sure you make a backup first using either iCloud or iTunes depending on how you have things set up. You can then choose to restore the backup once IOS has been reinstalled if you like.

    If the device still behaves this way after a full restore then it points towards a hardware issue.
    If you happen to still be under warranty, a trip to any Apple store would likely see them replace it for you on the spot. Best to take it in when "frozen" so they can see the issue for themselves, and explain it reoccurs after a reset consistently. If you do take it in, they will likely insist that you have tried to fix it by restoring it, so best to try that first.

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