Hard Drive Wiped Out

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    I was on vacation recently and took several movies and photos on my iPad2. When I returned my nephew attempted to view the photos on my iPad but did not know the security code. After he tried several codes, all incorrect, my iPad was restored to factory settings. The movies and photos were not backed up to iCloud yet because I just returned today, because I had very little space left on my iCloud account and i was never near reliable internet service to address it. AppleCare says I am out of luck. Does anyone have a different opinion? Can I take it to someone who specializes in hard drive recovery or is that a waste of time? Thanks.
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    Hi Neon - welcome to the forum!:)

    Well, I believe that you are out of luck after a factory restoration and no backup available. Your passcode setting must have been set to restore after 10 attempts w/ an invalid code. Maybe others will 'chime in' w/ better news for you - sorry.
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    Sadly, I think you lost the all:( I'm hoping someone posts differently for our sake. I'm so sorry.
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    Sorry. Their is no hard drive from which to extract data. iPads have solid state drives which have no platters or arms. I know of no way to recover your data if the solid state drive was in essence reinitialized.
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    Sadly this post serves as a warning to others of what could happen when you don't do a backup as soon as possible.

    Don't blame your nephew too much, as anything could have happened to the device itself and you would have lost your files, with the same end result.:(
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    Sorry to hear that.

    This measure is a double edged sword - your data is protected if your device is stolen. Note that this 'wipe' could also be triggered remotely from your iTunes at home. On the other hand, it is also means you could lose a lot of info accidentally.

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