Hello all, New to this forum. My old ipad has locked up. The battery was getting worse, and finally it went to the Apple logo and stopped there. I have tried every trick in the book to get it to start again, heating, pressing screen, hard reset, pretty much everything and still nothing. Does anyone have any additional ideas? I tried going to itunes but itunes does allow access to the ipad and says that it is locked and i need to provide passcode. Problem is, can access the pad to enter passcode. HELP. Secondly, because of the above, I am getting a new ipad. Ideally, I would like to get the old one running enough to at least do a back up. But cant do that as of yet. SO, I would like to know if there is a method of getting all my old apps onto the new ipad without having to purchase again. Would vendors recognize that I have already paid for these apps and permit fresh downloads without additional payment? Thanks for your help.