Seeing red leads to a slap
I recently dropped my iPad Air onto one corner, and since then the display has had a red background. I have done some digging around on the internet, and it seems that slapping the iPad on the back will fix it. What do you think about this? I’m scared to try. Patricia St Clair The red screen is caused by a partially disconnected video cable, and although reconnecting it is a simple fix, dismantling an iPad to get access to that cable isn’t something you should try yourself. There isn’t a lot of space inside an iPad so the connector doesn’t have room to come off completely, and it seems a second firm whack is sometimes enough to wiggle it back into place.
I’d certainly be tempted to give it a go. But make no mistake, this will be a temporary fix. Even if the connector does get jostled back into place, it will be held there a lot less firmly than before, so it will doubtless come loose again before long. Eventually, you’ll need to get it properly repaired.