iPad iPad 1st Gen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by batterypower, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. batterypower macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Okay...i know the first Gen is pretty old..and i have the ipad air, mini, and ipad 3, but i watned to give my first gen iPad to my mom, whom really just needs an easy to use tablet to watch some hulu videos... since i had alot of apps on the ipad i decided to do a factory restore...

    and this is what happens......

    after "restoring" the ipad turns on toe the apple logo and stays there forever...
    it has some of these colorful dots on the side that run up and down the side like it's "loading" but definitely not loading... lol

    it was "restoring" overnight... haha

    so now i'm left with a block of metal.

    has anyone experienced this...?
    how to fix it or am i s#1t out of luck?
  2. rajpatel macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2013
    Dude, you need to drop that thing off with the next homeless person you see and let nature take its course.
  3. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    I have a first gen mint condition--it is a great machine, an excellent web browser, and still gets excellent battery life. It is iconic tech--and it will fetch $75 at gazelle. Wish I knew someone who would appriciate it--seems a waste to have it sit in my closet
  4. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Did you have any backups? You could restore from backup if you did.
  5. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    Was it jailbroken? If it was, you can't just factory restore it from the device itself. You have to put it in DFU mode and restore it from iTunes.
  6. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    To bad you didn't take advantage of the generous $200 trade-in Target was giving.

    Your parents would have loved an Ipad Air that does not crash for $300 or so:D

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