recovery mode- chasing my tail.

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    I plugged my iPad2 in to sync and add a document and was notified that there was an update. I elected to download the update, which never downloaded. I got a message stating "Itunes had detected an iPad in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad before it can be used with itunes." So I select restore at which point I am told I need to restore and update so I do and after 30-45 minutes the whole process starts again. I've attempted this a few times with the same result. My iPad is of literally no use right now and I actually need to use it. Please help.
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    It might be worth trying a reboot. Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons together, with the iPad switched off, for about 10 seconds until the white Apple logo appears. The iPad should reboot.

    If the problem persists, get back in touch...

    Good Luck

    Tim
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    I tried that and it gives me the screen showing the cord and the itunes symbol so I plug it in and it does what I described above.

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