Accessing a dead iPad (4th Gen)


#1

Anyone have tips on getting a dead (4th Gen) iPad running?

Apparently the battery has been on its way out for quite some time, taking a very long time to charge (a few hours for only a small %).

It refused to charge at all a few days ago. I have tried multiple cables, including brand new
Apple ones. It will not turn on.

I plan to charge for a full 12+ hours to see if you will spark to life, even if momentarily. I am trying to get some information off of it.

Any other suggestions?


#2

Check for lint in connector…

Maybe try plugging into computer so if it does spark up, you can quickly back up…


#3

When (if ever) was the last time it was backed up? While not ideal, maybe a 6 month old backup has most of the data you’re trying to retrieve.