iBooks download error

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    Hi all,

    I am getting an "unknown error", trying to download iBooks on my iPad2. It starts to download and then stops and gives the error message.

    Please help.

    Thank much :)
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    Still getting the same error, please help. Reading books is one of the main reasons I got the iPad for..

    Thanks
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    Have you rebooted your iPad?

    Do you have free space?

    -t
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    unknown error

    I am getting the same "unknown error". I purchased the new iPad for my dad for Father's day, and wanted to load it up with some apps first. Other apps are downloading fine, but iBooks gives me an "unknown error" message. Please help! Father's Day is Sunday!
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    I have not re booted it but other apps are downloading fine. There is plenty of space, it is new and has very little on it.

    Yes, that is exactly what is happening in my case.
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    Yes, I have tried re-booting as well. In addition, this is a BRAND NEW iPad.
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    I am having the exact same problem. I just got mine yesterday. My Mac geek friend who was helping me was totally lost as to what the problem is...
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    Do these posts go to anyone at Apple? Looks like the same problem in just a few days for all of us. Maybe it is something on Apple's end?
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    This is not an Apple support site, so no you can't expect Apple to be here answering questions...
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    I don't think it has anything to do with the iPads, possibly Apple is working on iBooks. I did just download a free book without a hitch (”Weights and Measures"), but it could be a problem with certain servers or a problem with the payment process within iBooks. Maybe give it another day?
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    Find a work around in the Apple Support Forum. I downloaded it in iTunes on my MacBook Air and synced it to my iPad. It worked beautifully.

    I am happy :)
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    Excellent!
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    I have the same problem
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    Arghhh help me pls got the same problem
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    I had the same problem, synched to my PC, andthe problem has gone away..
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    Hi.
    Same problem with me: I can't download free book directly to my iPad. I am pretty sure that the following causes this problem. Among my data there it is not the number of my payment card. What for if - for now - I download only free apps. So: free apps - yes, but not free books ?!? Just because I do not want to enter my card nb....

    Franci
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    Hi all,
    I known this is an old thread but thought I'd share my answer incase anyone else comes across this thread like I did. I've just had this happen to me today after syncing and updating software last night. Not sure whether it was the former or the latter which caused the issue, but resetting the iPad didn't work, just as it hasn't for anyone else. What did work was going into settings on the iPad, going to the iTunes & App Store settings, signing out of my account, then signing back in. Seemed that the device has somehow remembered my AppleID, but forgotten how to connect to it. Hope this helps someone else out too.
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