iPad 1st Gen, itunes says may be damaged??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by solo118, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Hi All

    I picked up an iPad (1st gen, wifi only)which has been used from the bay. I got it today and loaded it up to itunes and got this notice from itunes

    "There is a problem with your ipad
    We're sorry, the ipad you connected may be damaged and cannot be activated for service. We recommend you visit your nearest Apple store for more information"

    the ipad itself is on the ios5 start screen and says verification failed.

    Can anyone please help me remedy this problem? I do not want to poke around with the DFU mode just yet because I know that might mess it up further.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. normanbates macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2011
    If you're not prepared to put it into DFU mode then you need to do what iTunes says and take it to Apple
  3. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Ended up being that itunes had an overload due to "valentines day activations"

    I got the problem sorted, but it was just weird because I never saw that before.

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