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iPad 3 4G Battery Replacement

Replace the battery in your iPad 3 4G.

  • Autore: Brett Hartt
  • Stima il tempo: 1 ora
  • Difficoltà: Molto difficile

When your iPad can't stay awake for longer than a few hours, it is time to replace the battery. Use this guide to help you replace the battery in the third generation iPad.

Passo 1 Battery  ¶ 

The battery is very firmly glued to the aluminum frame using copious amounts of strong adhesive.

Passo 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • The battery is very firmly glued to the aluminum frame using copious amounts of strong adhesive.

  • In the following steps, you will be removing the adhesive from underneath the battery 2 inches at a time. This will prevent too much stress being put on the battery.

  • Be very careful to not puncture or damage the battery as you remove it from the iPad. Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful if ingested or inhaled.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Insert the flat end of a metal spudger underneath the battery near the bottom of the iPad. Slide the metal spudger approximately 1.5" underneath the battery, releasing the adhesive.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Insert the flat end of a metal spudger underneath the battery near the bottom of the iPad.

  • Slide the metal spudger approximately 1.5" underneath the battery, releasing the adhesive.

  • The adhesive is very strong. Loosening the adhesive requires considerable force. Work slowly and carefully, making sure that the metal spudger does not slip.

Passo 3  ¶ 

In the same manner as described above, slide the spudger ~2" underneath the other adhesive strips. In the same manner as described above, slide the spudger ~2" underneath the other adhesive strips.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • In the same manner as described above, slide the spudger ~2" underneath the other adhesive strips.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Carefully slide the metal spudger underneath the battery connector, releasing the adhesive securing it in place. Carefully slide the metal spudger underneath the battery connector, releasing the adhesive securing it in place. Carefully slide the metal spudger underneath the battery connector, releasing the adhesive securing it in place.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Carefully slide the metal spudger underneath the battery connector, releasing the adhesive securing it in place.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Continue releasing the adhesive near the top of the battery. Continue releasing the adhesive near the top of the battery.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Continue releasing the adhesive near the top of the battery.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Starting where the last pass left off, insert the metal spudger another two inches underneath the battery. As you push the spudger further underneath the battery, keep it as flat against the rear case as possible to avoid bending the battery. Repeat this process for the remaining adhesive strips.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Starting where the last pass left off, insert the metal spudger another two inches underneath the battery.

  • As you push the spudger further underneath the battery, keep it as flat against the rear case as possible to avoid bending the battery.

  • Repeat this process for the remaining adhesive strips.

Passo 7  ¶ 

In the same manner as previously described, continue loosening the adhesive on all the strips to a depth of ~4". In the same manner as previously described, continue loosening the adhesive on all the strips to a depth of ~4". In the same manner as previously described, continue loosening the adhesive on all the strips to a depth of ~4".

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • In the same manner as previously described, continue loosening the adhesive on all the strips to a depth of ~4".

Passo 8  ¶ 

For the last pass, push the metal spudger all the way to the right edge of the iPad. Continue to do this for all of the adhesive strips. Continue to do this for all of the adhesive strips.

Passo 8  ¶ 

  • For the last pass, push the metal spudger all the way to the right edge of the iPad.

  • Continue to do this for all of the adhesive strips.

Passo 9  ¶ 

Make sure that all the adhesive glue has been loosed from the battery. Gently lift the left side of the battery up, rotating it toward the right side of the iPad.

Passo 9  ¶ 

  • Make sure that all the adhesive glue has been loosed from the battery.

  • Gently lift the left side of the battery up, rotating it toward the right side of the iPad.

  • Use the metal spudger to loosen any adhesive that may still be holding the battery in place

  • Remove the battery from the iPad.