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    Hi there I've just got a new iPad 2 for Xmas , but unfortunatly due to having very inquisitive children I decided to put a pass code on to keep kids out but now due to to many wrong attempts the iPad has been disabled , I have tried restoring it to factory setting but this not working , I did not sync my iPad manually at start I done it wifi .
    Can anyone please help me ?
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    I would take it into the apple store and let one of the geniuses have a look at it. I think that would be the only way.
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    You will need to perform a DFU restore to get it operational again. This will erase everything which is on it, but you can of course re-install all your apps, media, etc. (and you do not have to pay for your apps again) via iTunes after the restore is complete. If you signed up to iCloud for backups, you will also be able to restore your last backup once the process is complete.

    To get the device into DFU mode, see our guide here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/27489-dfu-mode-dummies.html

    Once you are in DFU mode, press the "restore" button in iTunes once iTunes has detected your device in recovery mode. The rest should be automatic.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I think you may have to reset your iPad to out of the box state. Don't worry about purchased apps you will be able to redownload them free as the App store keeps a record of them. I did find this thread on the same subject, someone else may know more here though.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/25134-help-pin-code.html


    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    So glad you have come along here!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

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