Jailbroken iPad Won't Sync With iTunes or Charge

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    Ok, here's the deal: I have a jailbroken with limera1n 16GB WiFi iPad. I decided that I didn't want the jailbreak anymore, and for some reason thought that deleting limera1n, which was an option in the app icon, was a good idea. Now, however, my iPad is no longer syncing with iTunes OR charging via the wall charger, and I can't get my computer to recognize it when it's connected. I also haven't found anyone else with this problem through google searches, and I'm running out of ideas.

    I'm backing up my entire iTunes library as we speak to do a full uninstall and reinstall.

    Can anyone please help me? I'm running an April 2010 Macbook Pro 15" model, and I'm desperate to get my iPad restored asap. I have roughly 59% of the battery remaining.
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    As was stated in the limera1n app...deleting it does NOT delete the jailbreak. You have to restore your iPad or update to a higher version to remove it. I restored in order to install 4.2.1 and it works just fine.
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    I understand that. But I'm unable to restore it because my computer won't recognize that the iPad is connected at all. It recognizes my iPhone just fine, and I've tried multiple UBS cables and multiple restarts, but it's not detecting my iPad.
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    blackweather run it to quickly and easily get it into DFU.
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    Followed the directions, the screen is black as it should be, but iTunes is not responding.

    Blackweather isn't working either. I'll reinstall iTunes once I've finished backing up and post an update, see if that works.
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    iTunes reinstall didn't work.

    Would enabling the 'Erase All Content and Settings' function from the General menu work to reformat my iPad? My computer isn't recognizing it, so it seems like something has to be done more on the iPad end of things.
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    So you can use your iPad? Yeah try factory reset. If that doesn't work then just bring it to an Apple store...they will swap it out. You said you deleted cydia and limera1n right?
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    Very informative! Thank you!
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    Yeah, I can still use the iPad, I just can't get my computer to recognize it to sync or restore anymore (oddly enough, I found a thread on a similar issue here on MacRumors--I'm also in France for the year, and I know it's not a wire or hardware problem, and it just happened today).

    I deleted limera1n, but I haven't tried to delete Cydia yet, since it's not as easy. If this factory restore doesn't work, I don't particularly want that to be on there when I take it to the Apple Store in Paris, so from what I understand, it might be best to use something called Cydelete to remove it like a regular app?
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    Internal factory restore should bring it back to how it was when you bought it.
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    Tried that. Looks like my iPad is bricked.
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    You would be the first...I'm sure there is a fix. The only thing I can think would be a hardware failure...did a pin get bent on the cable or connector? Have you tried using a different cable? If your iPad turns on and works it isn't bricked.
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    Make sure you dont have a mapped drive with a drive letter conflict.
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    I tried to do the internal factory restore, but now my iPad is stuck on the Apple logo with the little wheel. It turns itself off and reboots periodically, but it's just stuck in the same loop. I can turn it off, but I can no longer get it to do anything other than stay on the Apple logo.

    I don't--that was one of the first things I checked. My Windows partition also didn't recognize the iPad, and I know it's not a cable--I've tried three different USB cables, one of them brand new. Like, I removed the plastic to try it. So now I can't use the iPad, and I live out in the countryside and can't get to the nearest Apple Store until mid-December.
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    I have the same problem, I updated to 4.2.1 my iPad has never been jailbroke but is not recognised by iTunes or charge.
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    Just an update.

    Rang Apple technical support this morning, they tried a couple of things that did not work, so booked me in to an Apple shop early this afternoon for a replacement.
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    Thanks daveathall.

    I can't get myself to an Apple Store any time soon, so I tried to fix mine myself. Let me know how it goes.
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    I must admit that I am very pleased, was booked in at the genius bar at 12:50, they were running slightly late so I got sat down at about 1pm, after connecting the iPad to a Mac to confirm the problem, it seems that the connector port could have been damaged, or mis functioning, although he couldn't tell by just a quick look.

    He swapped the iPad there and then, no fuss, no excuses, I was really pleased, wish all companies were this customer satisfaction orientated.
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    Can't sync iPad with PC

    I have iPod touch, iPhone 4 and iPad. Just changed my PC. iPod & iPhone can sync but iPad cannot. It just keeps on updating but not moving.. I am desperate. Can somebody help me. Thanks!

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