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Tech Dad to the Rescue! Or maybe not...

The Offspring has (or had) a 30 pin iPad (read: old) she's been using as a POS register at her vintage clothing and accessory store. She tried to update it and it started giving one of those Error 4013 things. I gave her an old Android tablet I had laying around. I'm not fond of it so it wasn't getting used. I just don't care much for Android as an OS.

Been 7 days since my last post. Oh well, nothing for it! Onward through the fog!

It took a few times (and a reboot of my Mac for some reason) I finally got it to restore to iOS 9.3.5. iTunes sees it as a blank slate. But the screen is black. Doesn't seem to respond to the power button or the Home button.

Dunno what's going on in there. And I'd like to.

Can I somehow make it work? And the general consensus in my FB groups is that the thing is TOAST. One of the guy's told me it was likely old enough to be a security risk for monetary use and I needed to upgrade to a lightning compatible machine. "Dude. This particular retail startup ain't even paying the owners yet, much less got any money for tech investments, get off my case, and besides the Android I gave isn't THAT old so she's likely compliant for now. He was quite persistent. Damn kids!

If I wanted to pry it apart, there might be a way to get it working again, I'm inclined to just let the thing go.

Shame. Really. I'll ponder it for a while.

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kabuldur
Feb. 16th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
Kids! Had a very useful one here today :)
texasts
Feb. 18th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Always a good thing.
kabuldur
Feb. 19th, 2017 09:35 am (UTC)
Yep :)
tjoel2
Feb. 18th, 2017 08:25 pm (UTC)
Technology is fabulous when it works.
texasts
Feb. 18th, 2017 09:45 pm (UTC)
And even better sometimes when it doesn't!

But usually better when it does...
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