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iPad 2 - Trouble Restoring - looking for advice please

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My wife was updating her boss' iPad 2 32Gb 3G (Rogers (GSM)) with WiFi (Model A1430) to iOS6.  Something happened and the iPad will no longer boot at all. 


Ok, no problem, I'll do the restore.


So I install iTunes (latest version) on my laptop, connect the iPad, and choose Restore.  Windows explorer prompts me to locate an ipsw file.  Hmmm... ok, so I research online and find links to the apple download site for ipsw files.  I choose the iOS6 download for iPad 2 GSM.  After downloading, I select it and I get the error that "could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible". 


Hmmm again.  So I pick the other iOS 6 files.. the CDMA file, the "New" file, and still no luck.  So then I try the 5.1.1 file for iPad 2 GSM.. and still no luck.


I'm stumped...


Any suggestions please??


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