I'm having an issue with my 1st generation iPad. I intended on resetting it back to its factory settings since it was acting up in a lot of different ways - apps crashing, occasional freezes and just not very usable anymore. This has been going on for a while and gradually getting worse. Its quite old so I thought resetting it is probably worth a try.
Anywho, upon having done so, I was prompted to plug the device into my PC and start iTunes. This is how far I've gotten - all PCs I've tried simply do not even recognize a corresponding USB device.
All of the online tips for this kind of situation, e.g. installing the newest iTunes version, did not help since the device does not seem to be communicating at even the most basic level.
I'm not familiar with the internals of the iPad - is there a dedicated USB controller on one of the logic boards or are the signals routed directly to the CPU? I'm close to simply cracking it open and having a look, but I thought I'd ask for advice first - in hopes of someone having had a similar issue and possibly a better solution.