Hi Forum, This constant problem with connecting to computers cannot seem to be fixed by Apple. How hard can it be ????? I have done everything - restarted laptop and iPad so many times my fingers hurt - downloaded the updated iTunes - tried every usb port, no way does it see the iPad. I have read all the troubleshooting advice, nothing. The iPad makes that noise, same as when it is connected to the charger, but zilch. I have not dowloaded the new iOS 6.1.3, it seems to have zero benefits for me, could this be it ? I am scared to approach the 'genious" bar, because some genious wiped my hard drive last time I did. Is there a fix to this which is left of centre guys/girls please ?