I am ready to put a bullet in my head at this point. Here's whats going on.
First off I am more of a pc person vs an apple person so this might be part of the problem.
My daughter was streaming video on my ipad 1 wifi and the battery died. Plugged it inand charged it to 100%.
Upon the restart it wanted to activate the ipad using the wifi but failed a few times so I plugged it into itunes.
It wanted to restore it, so I let it. Big mistake.
At the very end of the restore it fails and presents a (-1) error.
I brought it to the apple store and they cant/wont fix it (same error) and want me to buy a new one.
I refuse because I now know its a software problem (firmware ?) and they want me to buy a new one.
I keep trying to restore it with different cables/usb ports, no success.
I fire up an old net book thst had an old version of itunes on it (version 6 ?) still no luck but now it gave another error code (3194). I tried searching for fixes utilizing DFU mode, latest apple firmware from your site, etc
I tried following instruction that some folks on this forum recommeded such as looking at host files etc. no success.
I get error 3194 everytime not matter what the itunes version except for the latest (11 ?) then I get the -1 error.
Is this thing really dead ?
HELP ! ! !