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new member - just got my ipad and can't get it going :(

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by tlwarren, Aug 27, 2011.

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    I am 55 and have been using personal computers for 26 years. My first computer was an apple mac. I just bought my ipad2 and when I try to start it I only get a circle that says iTunes with a usd cord underneath it. I can't figure out what to do and it didn't come with instructions. Bought at Best Buy.
    Thanks!
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    That message on the screen means you need to connect your iPad to your PC or Mac for its initial synchronisation. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac then connect the two. The iPad will synchronise and you'll have the option of copying all your contacts, calendar and email accounts. Then, after a few minutes, you'll be good to go.

    Tim
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    Hi there and welcome.

    When you have got it up and running by following Tim's instruction you can get a free copy of the iPad user manual in iBooks or if you can't wait from here http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html & hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    The Archangel

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