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    Ii just received this ipad as a wonderful gift. Downloaded Movies etc, and then for some reason it sync all over to my laptop. I need this on my ipad for travelling etc, but for some unknown reason, I can't even get back to the home pages for itunes????? Maybe I'm showing my "blonde" bits, lol...........but I'm thinking I may have to restore my ipad???? Please help - this is driving me crazy!!!!

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    OK - welcome to the Forum and don't panic!!! There are a whole load of iPad enthusiasts here who are only too happy to try to help. You'll end up knowing more about your iPad than you really wanted to.

    Yes - sync can be a nightmare. One Forum member has as his 'tag line' - "Think before you sync or you may sink" and that about sums it up.

    But let's try a few simple things. First of all, don't get in a panic and attempt to restore. Almost certainly this is not needed. You've probably know all the stuff I'm about to post, so please don't be offended!! If you have, then let me know and we can quickly move on to the next stage....

    What 'confuses' most people who are new to the iPad and are downloading Movies and Music is that the iPad has a sneaky trick up its sleeves.

    You were expecting it to put the Movies and Music in the iPad's iTunes app, weren't you? Hey, that would be far too simple. In order to confound and confuse you any Movies you sync with your PC or laptop are put in the iPad's native 'Videos' app and any music you sync is put into the iPad's native 'iPod' app. Cunning plan....so have a look first of all in Videos and see if your Movies have turned up there.

    As I said, if they're not there, just let us know and we'll move on to the next stage. But don't panic and don't restore......

    You'll soon come to really love your iPad; it takes just a while to get used to it....

    Tim
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    no synch issues yet

    I am new to the forums and iPad so know it can be discouraging when things don't work as you expect them to.

    Rhonda, this was a great question, so hope you have been able to solve your issue. I haven't had a synch issue yet, but sure there is always an opportunity for this challenge. Hang in there. ;)

    Tim, it is so good to know the secrets behind the filing of various items. I haven't tried to download a movie yet, but will certainly find your information helpful when I do. THANX
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    How do you transfer AVI movies into ipad
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    Probably the easiest way to transfer files in general to the iPad - other than sync, which can be a nightmare - is to use the universally applauded app GoodReader. This allows you to upload/download files to the iPad via USB or WiFi without the need to involve sync operations.

    If you look for GoodReader in the iPad's 'App Store' app, you'll see it's very modestly priced and receives universal good reviews. It does a whole lot more too - PDF reading and mark-up, folders, file organisation etc.

    If you still have a problem, post a new thread to attract Forum members' attention. The problem with posts that are added on to an existing thread is that they can get overlooked.

    If you have a specific problem, then you can either post a question or use the Search button near the top of the Forum web page.

    If you want to post a problem, you’ll probably want to either append your question to an existing thread if your problem is related to the topic being discussed in that thread, or start a new discussion (thread). To do that, you need to navigate back to the ‘iPad Forum’ page (button near the top of the Forum web page), then choose a discussion area that you think most suits the problem you want to discuss - say ‘iPad DiY’, click to enter that area and then you’ll see a button ‘Start New Thread’. You can click on that and enter a title for your thread and the usual text box where you can type the details of your problem.

    It makes sense to use a thread title that’s as descriptive as possible. So I wouldn’t call a thread ‘I have a problem’ because no one scanning through the thread will know what the problem is or whether they can help and, since there are so many posts made each day, no one has time to read them all.

    So, instead, make the title of the thread as specific as possible - ‘iPad screen goes blank every 5 seconds’, for example would be better (though not as good as it could be, I have to admit) and then give as much detail of the problem as you can.

    But don’t be afraid to post - all the Forum members are really nice and the Moderators keep them under control and make sure they’re well behaved and polite - well, most of the time!!

    But just enjoy your iPad. Like any new product, they'll be 'issues' that will arise - first piece of advice, don't panic and don't do anything rash. I've read of people who have restored their iPads - generally a last resort - when the problem was far far simpler.

    Tim
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