My iPad is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen

My iPad was given to me from a friend who couldn't get it to work, So Im not totally sure of the steps leading up to the current issue.
Currently the iPad is stuck at the connect to iTunes screen, it doesn't appear in iTunes, not even in DFU mode. I am running Lion and it has yet to even appear in system profiler. I have tried 2 cables, both work fine with my iPhone but not the iPad. I cant tell if it charges or not, the battery is charged for now, and pluging it in doesn't tell me anything. Any ideas? or is it just a shiny paper weight?
Thanks.

I would make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store. Check here to see if it is still under warranty:
Apple - Support - Check Your Service and Support Coverage
However, you do not a warranty for the Genius Bar.

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