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this ipad is not able to complete the activation process and needs to be replaced

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I have ipad 2 , it is giving me this message "this ipad is not able to complete the activation process and needs to be replaced " any solution?
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by:Geisrud
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Since it is an iPad 2, it is obviously not new or under warranty of any kind (also assuming that there is no data that needs to backed up).

I guess my first step would be to use DFU mode and reset the device to a clean factory image.
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by:Ihab
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Please give me steps
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First make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

To enter DFU mode,

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Plug your iPad into your computer.

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Turn off the device.

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Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.

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Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.

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Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button.

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After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode.

iTunes should now give you the opportunity to restore your device to factory defaults / reset (not sure of the exact verbiage).

Source: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/DFU_Mode
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thanks
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