I hope somebody can help me here. First time on this forum.
I am not a regular iPad user (I use it almost exclusively to read books on a plane). I had not used my iPad in months, charged it up. Downloaded iTunes on my Windows 7 desktop and when asked uploaded what I assume (see below) is the new IOS5 iPad operating system. All did seem to go OK. However when I went through the steps to enter my “Apple ID” it would not accept my password. I opted for a new password and entered it on my desktop PC. Got an e-mail and sent back verification. However this password is STILL not accepted by the iPad!
To make matters worse the iPad is now completely useless. I cannot get it to do anything because on reset it ALWAYS comes up asking for the Apple ID and will NOT skip over this and come up normally.
Very frustrating and seems like a real bad software trap.
Can anybody offer me a suggestion? The Apple iPad web itself is an exercise in frustration. Asks for a serial number, cannot get it – the system is locked up! Cannot even go back to the old OS and have no details about what the current one is. Without even talking to a live person they want $29!!!!
Is there a way to clean the iPad slate and start over?