dead iPad - anything left to do before getting the shovel and ordering the tombstone?

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    Three weeks ago my iPad 2 started going into DFU mode every time it fell asleep. I could get it out with a forced reset using the home and power buttons for a few seconds. After a week though, this forced reset worked less and less. I tried restoring to the backup -- no luck. I tried restoring to new. This is when restoring stopped working. While plugged in, iTunes would say, "Waiting for iPad" indefinitely and never finish the update. I tried different macs, reinstalling iTunes, different cables, and option-restoring from a saved update on my desktop. Nothing can make this thing restore.
    Today I tried the Genius Bar and they couldn't get any further than I and declared the iPad dead. An out of warranty replacement is $250 which seems high for something I paid $700 (or was it $800?) just two years ago and have kept in pristine condition. I mean pristine. Even the genius guy commented on how good it looks.
    So, is there anything else I can try? Any software to wipe the slate completely clean in a way iTunes doesn't seem to be able to?

    Thanks.
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    You almost certainly have a hardware fault in your iPad. No amount of fiddling with it will get it going again. You have two choices, pay the repair fee and receive a refurbished iPad 2, or pay full price for a new iPad.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I will move your post to our Hacking Section......our staff and members may be able to suggest something more that you could try before giving up completely on your iPad.
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    Thanks. I had actually already tried everything in that post before taking it to the apple store.
    At least I managed to grab a new one at Target last week when they were giving out $50 gift cards with the purchase.
    Still a major bummer though.
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    That is a bummer.....I have an ipad2 and would be very upset if that happened to me!

    Enjoy your new iPad!

    And thank you for getting back to us with the news!

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