Fix for iPad blackscreen that doesn’t respond My iPad wasn’t responding to anything. Just blackscreen. The Home Key and Sleep Key (as if you were taking a screen shot) for more than 10 seconds will do a force restart!! This post on the apple forum gave me the fix. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or learn more about me, Ben Hamilton or link to me via LinkedIn. I can be found tweeting at @benhamilton. Thanks for visiting!