Yes I know I am a first time poster. I also know according to many on here you can't brick an iPad. Here is what happened. I got bored with my ipad 1 and every single app crashing every time I tried using them after upgrading to what I like to call iOS Vista (iOS 5) I did a restore twice on it and it got a little better. Now instead of every app crashing on launch then working on launch again it was only do that half the time. So I read around here and on the web. I decided that I will try jailbreaking it and see if I can't get things working a little better. So I find redsnow and I download it and everything I needed. I then jailbreak it (Very easy and great instructions to the programmers of redsnow) It is running fine and I am at 100% charge so I don't worry about it for 2 days. I go to put it on the charger today (2 days later and at 50%) and NOTHING no charging sign and no NOT CHARGING from the 10w ipad charger or from my PC. I now decide that I want it back to normal and I will just deal with it. So I find the tiny unbrella app and down load it. I already have the iOS 5.0.1 so I plug my iPad in to my laptop and it will not connect. I get it to connect I think so I fire up redsnow and go to extra and go to just boot tethered. I did the power button home button thing to put it in to DFU. NOTHING happened the chrome apple showed up and now my iPad is DEAD in the water. It will not boot charge nothing. It is a $400 paper weight. Anyone got an idea about how I can fix this thing? If I left anything out let me know I will answer as best I can.