Hi, I'm in a bit of mess I'm afraid. Here's what has happened: I bought Ipad2 (16 GB), downloaded latest version of itunes and connected the ipad to my laptop a week ago. It worked fine, itunes detected it, i registered at app store (but didn't register the ipad yet). life was good. Today, I restored factory settings on Ipad 2 and tried to connect it to a different laptop (don't have access to the first laptop anymore). I again downloaded the new version of itunes and then connected it. Nothing is happening. The ipad turns on for a second so I can see the image of white usb chord and itunes symbol. but itunes on my laptop doesn't read it. Since I restored factory settings, the Ipad now gives only that screen of white usb chord to be plugged in the itunes symbol whether it is connected to the laptop or not. I even gave the current laptop authorization from itunes ("authorize this computer"). I thought that might fix the problem. But nope, nothing. I'm using Windows 7 Can anyone please help me? Waiting anxiously.