Is this machine bricked forever
I bought a lot (about eighteen, 2011 and back iMacs and about a dozen different books from a major Mac ASP last month mainly for parts. Because Apple will not sell them parts anymore or even allow them to use third party parts or even work on legacy machines anymore and they couldn't fix them. So far 1/2 have been repaired by me.
There was a nice A1430 2578 64GB iPad in the lot that’s apparently not locked in the reported stolen way.
Says Hello and appears ready for set up does not require a passcode. But during set up it say it is tied to an Apple account but does not give the name. Says “this iPad is linked to an Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPad (j……@g…..com). The there is a space for Apple ID and Password. I have not tried to enter anything in those blanks. Do you know if it is locked or just ready for a new user set up? There is no way for me to contact the original owner, what do you advise? I just don’t have much experience with these things except replacing digitizers.
I talked to my seller an ASP. I was told Apple refused service on it because it had been altered. It has a corporate acid etched logo on the back. Apple has just become unreasonable to work with. It's not locked, not stolen just rendered unusable. As much as I don't even like the idea of messing with the EFI chips, I feel very justified.
I really don't want this type of information posted on the iFixit site. So if one of you Pros actually knows the process I would appreciate a personal email. I even plan on donating the machine to a religious organization.