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Screen Goes Black Randomly?


I've owned the 32MB WiFi iPad since around launch and it's been working fine for the most part. Just recently (last couple of weeks) the screen will go black/off randomly, and even after I press the home or sleep button there's nothing but the glow of the backlight. Doing a hard reset can bring the screen back, but then the screen will often shut back down.

It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing (web, Netflix, Youtube, etc.), although it DOES seem like it happens more often when I'm lying on my bed with the iPad held above me (screen pointing down towards the ground). I've tried completely restoring the iPad and putting on the last backup, resetting all settings (several times), changing the accessibility settings, etc. to no avail. I would appreciate some guidance on other options I can try or whether this is something that others are seeing with their iPads.

I don't really want to go to the Apple Store but I may have to if this is a hardware issue, or a software glitch that won't be fixed until iOS 4.2.

Information:
Custom-built Intel Core i7 920 6GB RAM ATI RADEON 4890
Windows Vista
Owns iPad, iPhone, 4G iPod, iPod Mini, Macbook


View 5 Replies (Posted: Sep 28, 2010)

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