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Bought a two month old iPad - now what?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Angela, Dec 18, 2010.

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    Hello from Winnipeg (Canada, EH)

    I was super lucky to come across a very gently used 32gb for sale and was told it had been reset. However certain things still have the Previous owners name -like the games screen for example.

    I popped into my local apple store to ask about this and they were way too busy. Another patron suggested i needed to go to iTunes and do a reset there.

    I guess i am looking for confirmation from the experts here.

    Anything else i should do? What about getting the registration switched to me?

    Thank you in advance
    Angela
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    Pocobear iPad Junkie

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    If the person you bought it from, de-authorized it from his account in iTunes before he sold it, then you should be able to register it under your account info. If he did not de-authorize from his account, then you will have to restore it as a new iPad in iTunes, and then register it.
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    Hey there thanks for your reply

    Is there a way I can tell if they reauthorized it?

    I am a bit chicken of the whole restoring thing in case I bugger it up. It seems in just a few short days I have become incredibly attached to this thing :)
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    Just restore it and setup as new user you cant mess it up

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