Hi, My name is Doug Lees and I have just joined he iPad2 forum. My main reason for this is to gain some insight into the iPad2. I have been in the computing profession for quite a few years (since 1968) so am not alien to digital concepts but my exposure professionally has mainly been in real time computing a'la control and monitoring of remote devices and plant in real time. I have used many and varied computing devices DEC, HP, Sun, etc etc but this is my first time to use Apple products and I have to say up to now not a very happy one. My daughter bought the iPad2 for me as a gift last summer (June) but I never so much as switched it on in all that time until about a week ago. When I charged the device, the first thing I was confronted with was 'upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 which I did and with the benefit of hindsight can't help feeling this was a big mistake. Try as I might I cannot get sounds to work on the damn thing and having read all the threads I have tried absolutely everything but still a big fat nothing. The real worrying thing was that Apple (reading through the threads) appear to be aware of the problem but unless the device in question is still under warranty are completely dis interested. Now I don't want to waste my time travelling to an Apple Store to consult with their Genius only to be fobbed off hence the reason to contact the forum and investigate if there is anyone that has had a similar fault and more importantly if they had managed to find a fix. Incidentally, I have tried a hard restore through iTunes a number of times but no change.