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 ! ! !