IPad suddenly no longer detected by iTunes

The cable works on my iPhone 5, so it's not the USB port nor the cable itself. My iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 are both recognized by iTunes and iPhoto, however suddenly today I couldn't sync my iPad.
Any solutions, gratefully accepted.
Thanks.

Cheers. Leroy. At the very same moment that you posted this... I discovered the answer: jamming the cable into the iPad a tad harder than normal. Months of air travel and general knocking around of the device has obviously made the connection a bit tetchy. I'm very shame-faced for such a schoolgirl error!
So, again, thanks for your support. Much appreciated.

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