I'm getting pretty desperate. Got a used ipad, the user reset it to remove his data. Ipad was signalling that it needed to connect to itunes.
Hooked it up to itunes, which wanted to update the software. This failed and put the unit in restore mode. I have followed every procedure on the apple site, no result. Sometimes:
iTunes could not conect to this iPhone because an unknown error occurred (0xE8000065) before the 1611 error
always followed by:
The iPad "iPad" could not be resored. An unknown error occurred (1611)
Installed a clean windows 7 64bit on my computer. Updated it and installed itunes. Same problem. Itunes downloads the software, prepares the ipad for a restore. On the ipad an apple logo with a progress bar appears, but than it stops.
Any ideas how to get out of this mess. My next step would be to use another computer, but I don't have one. I'm about ready to send it off to apple for repair, but maybe there are some other tricks to try.