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The third generation of iPad, released on March 16, 2012. Full 4G and Wi-Fi model repair guides. Repairs require heat and careful prying.

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iPad stuck on Apple screen with progress bar during restore

Hi everyone,

I hope someone can help. I've bought a ipad 3rd gen that appears to be stuck in dfu state.

On plugging in to the pc or mac iTunes recognises it as a ipad in recovery mode and allows me to attempt to restore it.

Every time it gets as far as displaying the apple logo and a progress bar on the iPad. But the progress bar never moves. In fact, I think it would stay like that forever. The longest I've left it is 18 hours!

I (suspect foolishly) bought reiboot pro, believing its claims to solves such problems. But it has done the same thing, stuck on the progress bar.

Please, can anyone help?

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The only time I have experienced an issue like this was with a water damaged iPad.

Did you buy this used or new, was it working when you got it?

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Hi it wasn't working when I bought it. I expected a restore might do it. The guy said the error started with an update. I thought water damage might not work at all?


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