Just opened my ipad and iit's not working? Hubby's worked right out of box.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by connfamily, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. connfamily, Dec 24, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011

    connfamily macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hubby and me both got ipads. His is working right out of the box. Mine showed a screen showing the plug and itunes. I tried to plug it into my computer and opened itunes, but it does nothing. Hubby already has stuff working including icloud because one of his programs just downloaded on my intunes.

    Any ideas?
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Reboot the computer, try launching iTunes first, then connecting the iPad.
  3. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Your ipad is not on iOS 5, like your husbands is. You'll need to hook into a computer with itunes that is not already designated for someone else's account.
  4. connfamily thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I'm beyond annoyed. It's still not working correctly and neither is my iphone that I just had upgraded to IOS5. It won't sync properly, I keep getting errors. None of my music or video's will play.
  5. connfamily thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    It won't charge when I put it on the computer either. Not sure why.
  6. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    I suggest calling Apple. I bet that it is not a problem with the iPad or iPhone. Sometimes it can be confusing getting things started, because there are lots of variables involved (operating system, itunes version, etc.). You have free Applecare, so there is no charge.
  7. connfamily, Dec 25, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 25, 2011

    connfamily thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010

    I think it's working now. I've spent so much time last night and today trying to get this working, which stinks because I wanted to get it going before we left for my mother in law's house so I can use it in the car.

    Thanks to everyone who helped me. I think some of the problems may have happened when I tried to upgrade my iphone yesterday. I still have to get that working as it completely took off all music and movies. I'm ok with that.

    Now I just need to figure out how to get my daughter's shared library to save to my computer. She is home for Christmas from college and I can sometimes see her library on my computer and I want it on my computer without having to save it to an external hardrive and then have to transfer.

    Thanks everyone, and I promise I'm not a troll :)
  8. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Ummm, if its your daughters shared library, you can only stream music from her library when she's around. If you just copy her library over to your PC, but you aren't using her Apple ID, iTunes won't let you listen to her DRM stuff as that would be considered piracy/copyright theft. Yes, I realize its your daughter but our wonderful legal system doesn't seem to embrace such concepts as sharing of music within a family home.
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Charge the iPad using the supplied charger till its @100% then do a dfu restore. You'll find it'll work as expected after.
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    She never said it was iTunes purchased.
  11. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    It's not charging through your computer because it does not supply enough voltage to the iPad. You have to plug it in to the AC adapter it came with in order to charge it.

    Your husband's is working out of the box because the operating system on it is more recent. You have to plug yours in to register it.

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