1. iPadUsah's Avatar
    Hello All!

    I have an iPad 2 and i think there's something wrong with its lock-screen button.
    As far as i know, 1 tap on that button should lock and turn off the screen but it doesn't work on my iPad.
    I thought "OK, it seems that button is dead"... but NO! It works because when i hold the button bit longer, iOS asks me to slide the bar in order to turn my device off.
    I have also tried locking my screen by "software" button available in AssesiveTouch but it doesn't work either.
    Just to add - I have tried to reset my iPad, restore iOS from the beginning and it didn't work.

    The only way to lock it is to set the auto-lock to turn the screen off after few minutes.
    I forgot to add that screenshot (home+lock-screen) works without any problem.

    Do you maybe know what's happening?
    05-10-2013 10:55 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
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    05-10-2013 12:45 PM
  3. gordol's Avatar
    Assisting you is important to us and there are times when the members of this community who can best provide you with assistance to your particular issue or concern may not be available at the time of your post so please be patient while awaiting a reply. In the meantime, feel free to peruse the various sections of the iMore forum as well as the iMore Blog and check back periodically for a reply to your post. Thank you.
    Seriously, you put him on hold?
    05-11-2013 07:46 AM
  4. gordol's Avatar
    Hello All!

    I have an iPad 2 and i think there's something wrong with its lock-screen button.
    As far as i know, 1 tap on that button should lock and turn off the screen but it doesn't work on my iPad.
    I thought "OK, it seems that button is dead"... but NO! It works because when i hold the button bit longer, iOS asks me to slide the bar in order to turn my device off.
    I have also tried locking my screen by "software" button available in AssesiveTouch but it doesn't work either.
    Just to add - I have tried to reset my iPad, restore iOS from the beginning and it didn't work.

    The only way to lock it is to set the auto-lock to turn the screen off after few minutes.
    I forgot to add that screenshot (home+lock-screen) works without any problem.

    Do you maybe know what's happening?
    No clue what is happening, but a workaround would be to use a magnet. Doesn't have to be strong, the magnet in my Plantronics Voyager headset (that holds the charger cord on) is strong enough. There's a spot on the face, just below the volume buttons, that is a magnetic switch to turn off/on the display. If that works, get a Smart Cover either from Apple or a case that uses the Smart Cover "technology".
    05-11-2013 07:52 AM
  5. iPadUsah's Avatar
    No clue what is happening, but a workaround would be to use a magnet. Doesn't have to be strong, the magnet in my Plantronics Voyager headset (that holds the charger cord on) is strong enough. There's a spot on the face, just below the volume buttons, that is a magnetic switch to turn off/on the display. If that works, get a Smart Cover either from Apple or a case that uses the Smart Cover "technology".
    Thx for your reply.
    Now I need to find some magnet
    05-12-2013 08:17 AM
  6. Florin Lupascu's Avatar
    Helleo guys. I have the same problem with ipad 2 i have been changed the glass and i cut the flexible cable and i change this with one new but the power button its not working just wen i tryi to loock screen if i try to make print screen its working power off and on its working. i don't understand why the power button it's not working when i try to lock screen. can somebody help me?
    thanks?
    09-13-2013 03:03 AM
  7. Bob Bonob's Avatar
    Did any of you find a solution?
    I also changed the LCD and digitizer glass of my iPad 2. The single click on the Power/sleep button doesn't work anymore to turn on/off screen.
    Long pressing it works perfectly. Screenshots can also be made.
    Using a magnet to turn of the screen (or smartcover) doesn't work eather. The option to enable the "Cover lock/unlock" can't be found anymore in IOS 7.0.2.
    I find some people on the internet with the same problem, but no solutions. As far as I know, I did not damage the power flex cable.
    Any more suggestions?
    Thank you!
    10-01-2013 03:33 AM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    The cover lock option is still there. It just says lock/unlock.
    10-01-2013 10:49 AM
  9. Adrian Byrne's Avatar
    Clearly something is going wrong with the OS here. The button single press isn't working, but the button itself clearly is I.e. A long press works. Also, the lock screen function in assist I've touch isn't working, but a long press on that gives me the option to switch off. I have a Smart Cover and the magnet on that doesn't lock the screen any more.

    What the hell is going on?
    10-18-2013 05:53 AM
  10. navneet ahuja's Avatar
    I am also having similar problem, please help.
    10-25-2013 08:45 PM
  11. DUSHYANTH SRINIVASAN's Avatar
    I have this problem too....
    11-06-2013 06:47 AM
  12. insidehardware's Avatar
    I consider myself a repair technician. I have repaired dozens of iPads. Alls gens, wifi and cellular.

    2 Days ago I replaced the digitizer screen on an iPad 2.
    I replaced the wifi cable that I tore up in the process. To do so I had to disconnect the battery, and other plug in components to the iPad mother board.

    When all finished, I tested it and it all worked fine, so I closed it up.
    One of my best jobs in terms of aesthetics. Looks and feels new.

    Problem 1. After my initial routine tests, I came back to it later on and... It had a dead battery symbol. Should not have given the previous charge, but I know unplugging the battery can do funny things. Has similar issues in the past. After letting it charge all day, still the same dead battery issue. Finally I plugged it into an iPad charger (the heavier and larger one) and after 10 minutes it powered on. Did my test and all was good. Ready for delivery. Then one last check and:

    Problem 2. I do not think its a hardware issued but maybe an i0S 7?
    a. iPad will power on after full shut down, by holding it down the power button for a full sec.
    b. iPad will offer to power off is power button is held down for 3sec or so.
    c. screen shots work (home + power button)
    d. volume up, down, and mute work perfectly


    e. iPad will not go to sleep mode or wake up from sleep mode using the power button.
    f. iPad will not go to sleep mode using assistive touch.
    g. iPad will not go to sleep mode or wake up from sleep mode using the apple smart cover case.
    h. iPad will not respond to the use of a magnet on the right hand side below the volume switches.

    Not sure how to proceed with my clients iPad.
    Last edited by insidehardware; 11-09-2013 at 01:39 PM.
    11-09-2013 01:23 PM
  13. insidehardware's Avatar
    Well, I be John Brown!

    I found a half way solution.

    1. I played around with lock setting. Turned off any passwords/screen locks.
    2. Turned off the Lock/Unlock feature for the apple smart case.

    And now the power button is working!!! Definitely an Apple glitch?

    3. However, my client uses a smart case. It was given to me with a smart case. When I turn the feature back on, Im back to no power off/on features.

    Makes me wonder if I may have disturbed the screen magnet receiver with heat or tools during screen removal...
    11-09-2013 01:39 PM
  14. abcdol's Avatar
    I updated the iOS to 7.0.4 and this problem exists. I can't turn off the screen manually now, neither with assistive mode. Power slide and screenshot works well, but the power click to turn off screen is disabled. One of the main reason is that iOS 7 now detects genuine of replacement parts. For example, if you bought power cable, digitizer, or LCD replacement, or wifi cable from eBay or third party, and updated the OS to IOS 7, then most likely you will encounter this problem. There was a trick to turn off screen with assistive mode or disable the cover lock before iOS 7.0.2, but now they removed that too if you update your iPad to latest iOS.
    01-19-2014 10:00 AM
  15. p00ria's Avatar
    It was driving me crazy after replacing the flex cable and everything and nothing worked.

    Do this:

    Go to Settings > General > there should be an option saying " Lock / Unlock ".. turn that off. It should fix the problem.
    01-19-2014 05:25 PM
  16. RobbyTei's Avatar
    Cant find that lock/unlock feature on ios7
    02-16-2014 09:54 AM
  17. gordol's Avatar
    Cant find that lock/unlock feature on ios7
    Maybe this will help:

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    02-16-2014 01:29 PM
  18. Rodolfo Boy's Avatar
    I have the same problem. And the lock/unlock option missing. Please HELP!
    03-17-2014 08:15 PM
  19. greenlantern22's Avatar
    Hi, I am having the exact same problem, were you able to find a solution to this issue?
    Any help appreciated. Thanks.
    08-22-2014 11:43 AM
  20. Fallen Fearz's Avatar
    This is my screen I'm on ios8 and I cant find itClick image for larger version. 

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    10-17-2014 11:01 PM
  21. KamikazeSkunk's Avatar
    I FIGURED IT OUT!

    So after working on an ipad 2, in which I did replace the digitizer on. I also accidentally ripped the wifi cable when removing it (although I was really careful around that area, and have never ripped it before.) I also had the problem with the ipads sleep/wake function not working after the repair, and the accessibility option/magnet wasn't working either. After spending 3 hours last night researching, and NO option to disable the smart function in settings (iOS8) I ended up empty handed, and with no clue as to why this was happening. BUT the next day I tried this and it worked:

    I thought I'd try new power button, so I took the flex, and was just going to plug it in (leaving the old one installed) just to see if that was the problem. There is a piece of tape covering the connection that I was working on pulling off when the connection itself started to come up with it, and (woops I forgot to turn the ipad off, rookie mistake) I heard the locking noise when this happened. So instead of removing it and the tape, I just reseated that connection, put everything back together, and BAM. It was working! This was interesting to me, because I didn't touch anything near this connection, unless it happened during pulling the glass off, but the flex looked completely fine and untouched.

    Long story short: On the right side where the flex for the power/volume/mute is plugged in, try reseating that connection and see if it works, it worked for me!
    12-12-2014 10:39 AM

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