Ipad mini burned out from analog charging Is it possible to fix it now?
Customers often ask us what is the difference between analog and original chargers. A striking example of why you should not buy analogs is today’s patient.
This iPad mini is the very first of Apple’s mini-tablets.Reliable, successful 2012 model that even now can compete with the latest models.
Unfortunately, the age of a device can be easily determined by its condition. One has only to look at the display glass.
See the cracks in the glass? This means that the device has already been dropped or was crushed by a heavy object, but the matrix itself is still in order.
Ipad mini charging problems
The client came with a complaint that the device is not charging. Perhaps this is due to the fall? Quite, but with detailed diagnostics, our engineer found out that the power controller microcircuit burned out.
How can you tell that something is wrong with your power controller IC? There are certain signs:
- The device quickly charges and discharges;
- The percentage of charge is incorrectly indicated;
- Not visible when charging “lightning”.
In our case, the reason for the failure of the power controller chip was an analog charger. That is why we always advise our customers to purchase only original accessories for Apple appliances. Only they can keep the quality of your device at the proper level.
Ipad mini power controller chip repair
Fortunately, 99% of such a malfunction in iPad mini is repairable and its price is small.
The engineer needs to disassemble the device and unsolder the old microcircuit. All this jewelry work using a soldering station and a microscope.
Everyone cannot cope with this, so you need an experienced master solder who knows the internals of Apple’s mini line perfectly. It’s easy to spoil the inner “stuffing” device. Then the part is replaced with a new one.
The tablet is reassembled and tested for performance. Our iPad mini is charging again!
The owner decided not to change the glass, which is a pity, because it causes significant damage to the device. Dirt and moisture gets inside, which “traumatizes” matrix.
The client was warned from our side about the risks, let’s hope that he will heed the advice of the consultant. You also have questions about your device?
Then leave a request on our website or call! The FixPoint SC will always tell you how best to solve any “apple” problem in the shortest possible time.
If the reboot didn’t work
If after holding these two buttons nothing happened, you should check the most banal omission of the battery charge. Try charging your tablet. If nothing becomes visible right away, then wait, it is better to leave the gadget on charge overnight.
There are several options for the inoperability of a tablet or other device from Apple. Now we will consider the options when the gadget freezes, in other words, does not respond to normal actions, such as pressing buttons and touches. The same methods will work if iPadmini won’t turn on or charge. All procedures are the same.
Freezes happen even with a working device, the screen may not darken, and may even turn black. Of course, the second case is much more terrible at first glance.
To perform this action, simultaneously press and hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds until you see the apple icon. If everything worked out, then the tablet or other device will boot as usual and everything will return to its place.
The gadget turned on, but does not work
If, after the actions taken, the gadget still showed signs of life, but freezes on the screen with the logo, or you see a blue or red screen, then you need to restore the firmware. To do this, you need to do the following:
You need a computer running Windows or OSX. Download and install iTunes. Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
In the message on the computer, in addition to the text, there will be also Refresh and Restore buttons. When you press the first, the system will download and install the latest firmware on your tablet, fixing possible software errors. Since this is just an update, all your data, files and settings will also be preserved.
It is possible that this procedure may fail, then you need to keep calm and repeat steps 2 and 3.
What to do if iPad won’t turn on or charge
It happens that a nuisance happens, your favorite apple device one day simply does not turn on. Even regardless of whether there was a reason or not. In this article, we will tell you what to do if the iPad won’t turn on or charge: what could happen and what repairs you can handle on your own.
If nothing worked
If the iPad still does not turn on and does not charge, then you should contact the professionals at the service center, because you have tried all the easy methods. Unfortunately, you have a hardware glitch that can only be fixed by repairing or replacing broken parts.
The on-off button is broken
Sometimes the iPad turns off and does not turn on because the button is broken. When you see a black screen on the iPad, put the tablet to charge: if the power consumption starts, the device’s charge indicator lights up, but when you press the power button, the device does not boot, the problem is in it. If because of this, your iPad stopped turning on, you need to contact the wizard.
Water got into Aypad
If your iPad stopped turning on after water got into it, do not worry, the tablet should be restored. It is best to urgently consult a specialist, but in some cases you can handle it yourself. If you have the skills to recover the technique, follow these steps:
- Unscrew the bolts, remove the back panel and take out the battery
- Check if there are any breakages
- Remove water from cables, boards and contacts with paper towels
- Dry the tablet
- Assemble the device
An error occurred after jailbreaking or installing a tweak from Cydia
If your iPad turns off, doesn’t respond to button presses, and the Apple logo lights up on the display, the problem is probably that you’ve jailbroken or installed a tweak from Cydia. This could lead to an iOS error that caused your tablet to freeze and not start. There are two ways out of this situation:
- Easy to perform HardReset (hard reboot). To do this, hold down the on-off buttons and the Home button for 10-15 seconds. Your Apple Tablet may work properly again after a hard reset
- Difficult to restore the operating system through iTunes. Connect your device to your computer. Wait until iTunes starts to light, press the CntrlS keys, and then go to the Browse folder. Perform a hard reboot. After that, you will receive a system prompt to restore the operating system. Agree and wait a while. After the update, your device will be ready for use again
Remember that by performing iOS Self Repair, you are solely responsible for the Apple Technician.
Ipad won’t turn on
If your iPad does not turn on, you can immediately contact the service center to the specialists or first try to cope with the task yourself. Many minor problems that lead to the tablet not turning on can be fixed on your own, even without special skills in restoring Apple technology.
A short circuit has occurred
It may be that a short circuit has caused your iPad to shut down. Apple tablets have fixed power consumption figures. The use of third-party accessories can lead to the following consequences:
- Violation of the integrity of the electrical circuit
- Short circuit and burning of parts
If your iPad won’t turn on because of this, you won’t be able to fix the breakdown yourself. You should urgently contact a specialist.
Other breakdown symptoms
When the iPad does not turn on, other problems may appear. The most common ones are listed below:
- Apple tablet shows the clock and goes out
- Ipad charging goes out
- The screen turns off spontaneously, the iPad goes out
Why iPad mini 2 won’t charge?
- The connection between the gadget and the charging cable is broken. This is due to clogging of the nest with dust and fibers, water ingress and a defect in the wire itself.
- Software errors. Installation of viral applications, pirated firmware, incorrect settings lead to malfunctions of the device.
- Due to inaccurate connection and pulling of the cable, impacts and falling on the floor, the cable is damaged, and the charging process becomes problematic.
- Defective charger.
- Battery defect, end of life.
What to do if iPad mini 2 won’t charge?
Charge the tablet using the original cable from another Apple gadget. Purchasing a new charger will also help solve the problem. In case of software failures, we recommend rebooting the device, updating the operating system, or restoring user settings. Otherwise, you will have to replace the battery. For this procedure, contact the nearest Re: store branch.
How long does a laptop charge?
Many questions arise about how much the iPad mini is charged. Charging time depends on the connection method. If you do this from a computer, then it will take more than 12 hours to fully charge the battery (the reason is low USB current). If through an outlet, then you can get a fully charged device after 5 hours. If it is also charging slowly from the outlet, this may indicate a problem.
What to do if iPad-mini won’t charge
Apple devices surprise with their design and capabilities, especially this statement applies to tablets and desktops. But, like all electronic gadgets, they are prone to breakage. The biggest charging problem. In this essay, we will consider the question of what to do when iPad-mini does not charge.
How to properly charge your tablet
Now let’s touch on the question of how to properly charge iPad–mini. The recommendations here are almost the same as with other electronics using lithium batteries. At the beginning of operation, you should completely discharge the gadget and completely discharge it at least 3 times. This procedure allows you to overclock the battery and increase its service life).
Why the tablet won’t charge
There may be several reasons for the failure of the device from normal operation:
If the iPad-mini does not charge from the computer, then you need to check the connection of the cable to the device and check if the cable is suitable at all (this may be, instead of the original charging, they buy a fake).
Liquid can get into the charging module and then it simply stops working. Or the track on the PCB will lose contact due to a fall or for the same reason as in the previous case. But the main reason, of course, is the use of non-original chargers. This is equally true for iphone and tablets. That is why the main advice for everyone using Apple devices is to use only original spare parts.
What to do if the device starts to discharge quickly?
After about a year, you can see that the iPad–mini has started to drain quickly. This may mean only one battery has worn out, or the charging controller is faulty. In this case, it is better to take the gadget to a workshop or service center for diagnostics and battery replacement. The same advice is relevant for almost all problems with charging.
If you use the tablet correctly, adhere to all the recommendations given by the manufacturer and in this article, then no problems should arise.