Original post by Mikko Strahlendorff,
power button kaputt as small board broken
I had an unfortunate drop if my iPad 3G as it hit the sinks corner exactly at the power button.
The aluminium got mended so the button would not move, so no function to turn off anymore.
After teardown matters got worse as I discovered the small double cable was hanging on a very short little piece of motherboard and the rest was still attached, but bent away.
fix seems impossible without new small board piece with the grey button on and so that I could solder the cables onto this on.
thanks for any help