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hi,go into control panel, uninstalled all apple products, ex: itunes, itunes helper, apple mobile support....etcafter that reboot your computergo to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ to reinstall itunesafter that put your ipad in DFU or recovery mode 1.Attach the ipad to the pc 2.Turn the ipad off 3.Press and hold power. Keep holding power. As soon as you see display on the screen of any sort press and hold home button. 4.Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds 5.Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized. 6.At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.
after that, open itunes and click yes when asked to restore
if that workout for you, please click accept. thank you
also, make sure you disable your antivirus software if you have one installed
Thank you for your reply. I have followed this procedure several times and I have been unable to restore the iPad 1 to factory settings. Itunes 10.6.1 reports an error 1611. I need to something different.
Please lrt me know the ETA of your reply.
Step 1. Start –> Programs –> Accessories Step 2. Run Notepad or WordPad Step 3. Click “Open..” from File menu. Step 4. Browse to Windows/System32/drivers/etc Step 5. In “files of type:” select all documents Step 6. Open “hosts” Step 7. Delete all line that has “gs.apple.com” Step 8. Hit Save Step 9. Restore your device
Thank you for this:
I am doing this on my Windows 7 machine. It does not give me permission to edit and save the hosts file in the Windows/System32/drivers/etc folder. Any suggestions?
It is very late and I need sleep. I will signon by 5:00 am, EDT, Monday 2apr12.
go into control panel --->>> user account --->>> change my account type, make sure you account is a administrator account
if not a administrator account, set your account as administrator
after reboot your computer and try to restore your ipad again
i think that is your problem, because your account is not administrator account, so you have permission problem when trying to restore
I assure you that I am using an Administrator account. However, I checked again and have rebooted and attempted to restore the iPad using the itunes procedure. Furthermore I have removed all USB devices except for the one connecting to the iPad. On reboot, I have checked the open processes as shown in Task Manager and terminated all tasks relating to ant-virus checking and all known 3rd party programs (not related to Apple of course). The result is the same: error 1611, after several minutes of activity, during which the iPad showed the Apple logo and a slider which should show the degree of completion of the restore. This never left the zero origin. Thus I have not progressed at all in restoring the iPad 1.Do you have any other solution to try?
Please acknowledge receipt of this reply. This is not an ACCEPTANCE.
Hi - Anyone there?
yes im here
Are you the person who sent me the prior replies re the Restore of my iPad? Or are you a different person?
yes i am
i think im the only contact person for your case
OK - thank you for your earlier replies. You will see that I am still stuck with the error 1611 problem. I worked on this for seven hours yesterday, so you will understand my frustration.
I understand,sorry, im ran out of solution for your problem. let me opt out and another expert might help you out
hope you can fix your problem
I am inclined to take the device to the local Apple Store to see if they can help. Unfortunately, they will want to sell me a new iPad 3, which I don't need and can't afford.
Thank you CompExpert, I hope I did not cause offence. Bye. Shall I wait online for your next expert to come on?
I will stand by for 15 minutes. Is that long enough to get someone to take the case? I will go do something else at 7:00 pm. EDT.
Time is 6:56 pm, EDT
Time is 7:00 PM, EDT, Monday April 2, 2012. Time to move on. Goodbye.