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    Don't know where to turn!

    My iPad (1st version) will not work. It is showing the iTunes logo and plug and says I need to restore.
    When I follow directions to restore, it gets to almost the very end and then indicates I can't do it.
    Have held the sleep and home buttons; tried another cord, tried another computer to connect to; tried to reinstall iTunes. All for naught.
    Anyone have any idea what I can do? Many, many thanks!

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    Try having a go at it using the steps in this tutorial: TUTORIAL - Failsafe method to restore the current version of IOS

    If you have never jailbroken the iPad, you can probably ignore step #2 (though it won't hurt if you follow it). Then, if you do all the steps in the tutorial exactly as written, you should be sitting pretty with an iPad on a "fresh" iOS 5.1.1.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Hope you have your iPad up and running after Mickey330's great advice!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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