Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to ahalverson)
Try and force the iPad into Recovery Mode:
1. Turn off iPad
2. Connect USB cable to computer; leave the other end alone
3. Press and hold the Home button down and connect the docking end of cable to iPad
4. Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect To iTune" screen
5. Release the Home button
6. Open iTune
7. You should see "iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode"
8. Use iTune to restore iPad
Note: You need to be patient and repeat the above many times to recover your iPad
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to ahalverson)
Reset the iPad, by pressing both home button and the sleep/wake button at the same time at least for 5 secs until you see the Apple logo and the iPad restart. When the iPad restart, unlock your screen by entering th four digits passcode and the nconnect to iTunes, it should be recognized and you can do whatever you want.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Diavonex)
Diavonex! You saved my day. I can't tell you how many incorrect responses to this issue are out there. I have no idea why Apple has to make this so difficult. This had nothing to do with the sleep button. ONLY with HOME button.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to aharriott)
It's not easy for new iPad user to go thru the whole recovery process.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 1:54 AM (in response to Diavonex)
Thanks ..It worked for me...:)