Something strange happened to me this morning. I was checking emails on my iPad when my HTC Windows 6 smart phone rang.
When I came back from a 2-minute-long call from a friend’s seasonal Christmas greeting, iPad had mysteriously gone blackout. It just couldn’t boot after Wake/Sleep button or Home was pressed.
But as I clearly remembered, my iPad had at least 70% battery. So it’s definitely not due to the battery drain.
I connected it with my iMac, iTunes simply was no response as otherwise it should have detected the iDevice.
Then I plugged it into the batter charger, the crashed iPad still couldn’t come up with any waking up sign.
It seemed in no way I could resuscitate my newly purchased iPad (which was bought on Dec. 1, its launch day on my region).
Finally I called the Apple Care Line. The guy who received me was friendly. After patiently listening to my encounterings, he advised me to simultaneously hold down Wake/Sleep and Home buttons for 10 seconds.
Magically, it worked! My unresponsive iPad waked and was booted, with the Apple’s shining silver logo appearing at its screen. Seconds later, it successfully logged onto its desktop page and again became a full functioned gadget.
Though now the problem was resolved, I could not figure out how my iPad crashed without any unhealthy signs.
I shared this experience online in an attempt to offer some assistance to the fellow iDevice owners who could probably be hit the same problem in future, although I do hope this will never happen to them.