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Message on iPad reads "could not activate iPad - activation server temporarily unavailable" Am using Shaw -5EB1EC-5G wifi network.

Technician's Assistant: When did you last change your password ***** Apple ID?

Last year

Technician's Assistant: Did you try resetting through Apple's online account reset tool?

No-where do I do this?

Technician's Assistant: The Mac Technician will be able to walk you through that. Anything else you want the Mac Expert to know before I connect you?

No -connect me

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