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Ipad2 wont work


iPF Noob
Mar 14, 2012
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huntsville, al
got this message on my ipad2 "ios 5.1 update available" with "details" to click. Clicked details and now nothing works. when click any icon, screen flashes as if all ok, but then same screen with no action. Help!


iPF Noob
May 8, 2011
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Dorset, United Kingdom
Hello, first of all don't panic, I'm sure we'll get this sorted :).
I'd just like to point out this is worth doing whenever you have a problem with anything on your idevice.
If this fails try rebooting your iPad. To do this hold the power key down until the turn off swipe appears, swipe this and your iPad will turn off, then turn it back on like normal.
If thats also failed you can try doing a soft reset. To do this hold the power and home key till the iPad turns off completely. Now turn it back on like normal (this will take slightly longer than usual but don't worry thats normal). Hopefully this should clear it. If not come back and hopefully we can find something else to do.
Hope this fixes it, if not pop back and someone else might be able to help you a bit more.

Sent via iPF from my iPad2 iOS 5.1.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I see in your other post that your problem is now fixed, thanks to MrLuke and his great advice!

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.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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