've followed all suggestions in Apple support and reset the AMDS.
Can you list 'all suggestions'? As no one here could possibly know what you've already tried.
iPad not appearing in iTunes
Thanks for your reply. Both are iPad 2s and my computer is a PC running Windows XP. Here's what I've tried so far:
Restarted the iPad
Restarted the computer
Disconnected & reconnected cable to computer's USB port
Tried all USB ports multiple times
Tried different cables
One other iPad and two iPhones display on my computer with no problem. We discovered this evening that the problem iPad does show up on my husband's MAC.
I started paying to back up data on the iPad on iCloud since we can't sync. I made sure iCloud was turned off when I tried to sync it again.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks Cscience, but that doesn't address the problem. At some point i may want to create separate playlists or libraries, but right now I'm just trying to get the device to show up on iTunes. This is an established iPad that we bought some time ago, not a new device.
Just thought I'd clarify in case you have other ideas.
I appreciate the reply.
Since it shows up on a mac, it seems apparent that itunes on the winxp is having an issue with the ipad, or vice versa
You can try restoring the iOS on the ipad. But depending on certain factors, this may or not be easier.
If it were me, I would try a restore on the device.
Settings/general/reset/erase all content and settings
I suggest backing up in icloud first.
If that don't work, then try my above suggestions.
After reading through the steps and warnings on the link you provided, I think I'll pass on that fix for now. I guess we'll just have to stick with backing up all that data on the Cloud.
I sure do wish I could find out the cause, though.
I appreciate your time and your efforts to help. If you have any other thoughts - short of uninstalling iTunes - please let me know.
I'll admit its somewhat perplexing. It shows up on one computer but not another. Other devices have no issues with same computer.
Your options are limited, unfortunately. Have you tried every possible usb cord you have?
Good luck with this, but thats all I have.
Post back if you ever figure it out
BTW, I hardly every use itunes anymore more for syncing or backing up. I find icloud to be quite reliable.