Lifeless Mini, done everything, Am I going the right direction here?
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My friend purchased an iPad mini from target about 6 months ago, on sale of course. (model a1432. Shipped it out to his daughter, in Texas a University student. She wanted it for "school".
Lasted her 4 months (I've had it for 2). The same story everyone online's been complaining about: 'battery was dying put it to charge for an hour, came back & was never able to be turned on again.'
Apple won't warranty it cause it was dropped on its side (they suspected it was tampered with). Visited 2 Apple stores & same accusation. So he asked me to have a crack at it.
Now HERE'S WHERE THE TROUBLE STARTS
I've done it all!
- Held the wake button & home button thing.
- Left it charging for an hour.
- Tried resetting it to factory settings. My computer doesn't see it or know its there.
- Disconnected the battery and plugged it in to the power outlet.
- Replaced the battery.
- Placed the Magnets back where they are supposed to go
NOTHING - It's lifeless.
I'm thinking it's the Logic Board or the Dock Connector (no there isn't any dirt in the Dock Connector). Any Ideas? any one?'''