First of all, thanks for looking at my thread. I know there are so many of these every day and it's usually the same problem that requires a little troubleshooting. I've been trying for a while now to figure this out myself with no luck. My iPad was jailbroken with redsn0w, and things went smoothly for a while. (1) First problem was that iTunes wouldn't recognize the iPad. (2) A few days later it stopped charging. The iPad acknowledges that it is plugged in, but gives the (Not Charging) text next to the battery. (3) I found that if I turned off the iPad and left it plugged into the wall it would charge*. (4) At this point I decided to do a factory reset. I'm not sure if this was a bad idea or not given that the iPad was jailbroken. I didn't research it I just went for it. I figured it would delete all the jailbroken files I would simply have to re-install the original ipad software. (5) iPad is now stuck in boot/reboot mode and iTunes will not recognize it. (6) My computer DOES acknowledge that a USB device has been plugged in when I connect the ipad in DFU mode but iTunes does not prompt me saying there is an ipad in restore mode connected to the computer, and computer doesn't recognize the device. This all occurred in a period of 6 months and I've had a useless iPad for a while. If you have any ideas, or questions I'm open to trying anything. I don't have a whole lot of experience with these types of things, but I'm not entirely ignorant. Again, thanks for taking the time to read this. Take 'er easy. *At this point I no longer have my original iPad charger, and am using a different wall to USB charger. I suspect this might be one of the reasons (3) happens but I don't have the money to buy a new iPad wall charger. Let me know if this is the case.