I have an iPad Mini v1 that had a memory leak. So I backed it up, and reset the unit.

Upon restart, it asks me some basic setup questions, and a WiFi network to join. Accomplished. The WiFi channel works.

It asks me to enter my Apple ID and password, and it spins. Then this:

Verification Failed There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server.

I can't get past this, so the unit is stuck. There is nothing in the Finder (Ventura) that allows me to do anything, and I can't into the iPad to reset the unit once again.

Anybody know how I can get this to work properly? I'm out of ideas.

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I had to partially restore, then erase again. Then it came back.


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