Going Crazy! iPad1 cannot update to iOS 5.x iPad now STUCK! error 1603 1604 3194
I own an iPad 1 64gb WiFi/3G and have officially gone crazy. Let me explain... my iPad was working perfectly fine using iOS 4.3.5. I was able to sync media and charge using the usb port on my iPad. When iOS5 was released I waited a few days and decided to install it. This is where all the errors started. The first error code I received was 1603. I immediately researched the error and it was discussing something with the USB port. Therefore, I tried every USB port on my computer. I then decided to use DFU mode to see if that would resolve my problems. When using DFU mode I received error 1604. Eventually, after it would not update, I was able to revert back to 4.3.5 (using DFU mode) and all was well. A few days ago, I downloaded iOS 5.1 and attempted to install it on my iPad. It returned with the same errors as before (1603 during normal update attempt, 1604 during DFU update attempt). I have attempted to update on 4 different computer (using all the available USB ports). I must have tried 50-60 times to update this iPad and I am going nuts. To make matters WORSE, I am now not unable to revert back to my old firmware (4.3.5). It is giving me the error code 3194 (not eligible for the requested build). So now, my 700.00 piece of equipment (in mint physical condition) is rendered useless, stuck in recovery mode (itunes logo with cable on screen).
As far as taking my iPad for 'repair' or 'assistance' I have:
1. Taken the iPad to the nearest Apple Store (where the 'Genius' bartender did the exact same thing I did, with the same results). He told me that my iPad needed to be replaced and it would cost me 419.99 (laugh)
2. Called Apple tech support where the tech told me pretty much the same thing that the apple store told me. This guy actually said 'That error code doesnt really mean anything. Its too broad'. (great)
3. Called the nearest Apple certified repair center. They told me they would probably not be able to help me.
I have about 50 ipad updater logs which always error out at the same point. Every support personnel I have spoken to has never asked to see my updater logs or asked for any event viewer notification or anything. All they told me about was how to restore in iTunes and what not. I feel like I am trying to tell them how to use the product (and I really dont know all the much about it). I couldnt believe when the guy at the apple store told me I needed to replace it. He never even offered a repair option (if it even needs it). I truly believe this is a software issue of some kind on the iPad.
Sorry for rambling on here, but this whole ordeal really angers me. I spent a good amount of money on this iPad and it seems like there is no one out there that has any idea how to fix it.
Anyone have any thoughts?
FYI - I will be posting two examples of my iPad Updater Log. One will be where where I try a standard update (where I receive error 1603). The other will be when I attempt to update using DFU mode (where I receive error 1604).
If you look at the bottom of each log, it throws some 'usbcontroller errors' and 'pipe stall errors' and something regarding ramdisk.
Thank you very much, in advance, for you help.
I will be forever indebted to whoever assists me in resolving this matter!