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iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 21, 2013 05:44PM
So I have an iPad 1 16gb 3g. Was given to me to fix. Not sure what version of ios it was running before, but I was able to successfully restore ios 5.1.1. It boots, and starts setup. Everything works fine until I get to activation. I see the 'it may take up to 3 minutes to activate' screen for a few minutes, then it reboots, right back setup.

I'm not sure what's wrong? This seems to be a common problem, but google is not forthcoming with a solution.
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 21, 2013 06:22PM
I'm a bit confused by the term Activation. That seems more like an iPhone / Cell phone carrier related operation. What sort of Activation does an iPad require to set it up? A data plan isn't / shouldn't be a requirement.
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 21, 2013 06:42PM
I'm pretty sure every ipad does this when you g through guided setup. It somehow connects to apple's servers and verifies the os. I've seen other ipads and phones do it...
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 21, 2013 06:42PM
Is it connected to a computer, wireless, or cellular data? I'd recommend connecting it to a computer. That should be easiest.



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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 21, 2013 06:43PM
GGD, its a 3G + Wi-Fi iPad.
Second the computer idea, through iTunes of course.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2013 06:44PM by Carm.
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 21, 2013 06:47PM
After a little more work I see that it's not so much the activation screen, it's that the ipad reboots after a couple of minutes, no matter what I do. I've run a few more tests and it looks like maybe the logic board is crapping out. Sorry to bother you all.
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: clay
Date: August 21, 2013 06:49PM
is the battery charged?
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 21, 2013 06:52PM
Yes, it is.
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Re: iPad 1 Won't activate
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 21, 2013 11:10PM
Pm me if you want to get rid of it. I've got one with a dead LCD but a good logic board.
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