I guess my iPad 3 is toast

Discussion in 'iPad 3' started by Leo, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Leo

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    So I misplaced my iPad 3 for over a month or two, and recently found it under my rear car seat while cleaning my car. It was dead, but that was expected. It's still in perfect shape as I have the Smart Cover on it. So I plug it into the wall to charge it, and about 10 minutes later it turns on saying the iPad "can't be activated". I assumed as this is due to it running the iOS 6 Beta, and it has expired, but regardless I had to go to work and decided to let it charge. I come home and the iPad is SUPER HOT, and only at...19% battery life, yet being on the charger for over 6 hours. The screen was off, so I don't understand how it could have so little battery life still yet being on the charger this whole time. It was still showing the activation screen just as I left it after I unplugged it, as it was displaying the "iPad temperature is too hot" error message prior to that...but I think the temperature changes in my car might have screwed up the battery as I was literally watching my iPad drop 1% every 15 seconds.

    My gut tells me I have no choice but to return this to the Apple Store, but was wondering if anyone had a similar experience and knows a way to fix it to save me an hour-long drive to the nearest Apple Store?
     
  2. Leo

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    I forgot to mention, I've attempted doing a restore on the iPad, however the battery won't last long enough to complete the process, if plugged into the computer.
     
  3. raqball

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    My only thought is that maybe the heat in the car caused the battery to fry and a trip to Apple will probably be needed...

    It sucks but look on the bright side, at least you found it! :)
     
  4. jmp316

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    Yep, trip to the Genius Bar. It definitely sounds like a hardware problem.
     
  5. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Or a car-wear problem...

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  6. RoofMonkey

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    You only clean you car every few months?
    LOL
     
  7. psylichon

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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept of misplacing one's iPad for over a month.
     

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