I am currently trying to fix my Step-Mother's iPad 2. She had not upgraded it to iOS 7 when it started to boot loop. She set up a genius appointment at Apple and they told her someone had "tampered with the internals at some point"... I bought it brand new from an Apple store, so that is a lie. They apparently tried to upgrade it to iOS 7 in order to get it running, but they gave up and told her she needed to buy a new one. Once I got back into town, I put the iPad into DFU mode and tried to restore it to 7.0.2 as well as 6.1.3 (but got error 3194 for iOS 6 attempt). During the restore, the iPad crashed just like it had been when it was trying to boot up. Eventually, it booted successfully long enough for me to go through all the set up a new iPad procedures. But it crashes consistently and goes back into a boot loop again. Is there anything I am missing and can do to make this thing functional again?