Third generation of iPad with Wi-Fi, released on March 16, 2012. Model Number A1416. Repair requires heating and careful prying.

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Replace Rear Metal Panel

Hi Guys

Do you know if it is possible to remove and replace the rear panel on an iPad 3? One of the aluminium corners is a bit worse for wear on one I have here.

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Nick

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Hey Nick,

Yes it is possible to replace back housing on ipad 3 but it is very hard repair to complete.

Here is a video for iPad 2 housing replacement just to give you an idea what you need to do.

Hope that helps.

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I just replaced my iPad 3 4G housing. It just requires patience and the right tools. The magnifying glasses helped ALOT. The magnetic mat was extremely useful to keep track of the screws and parts. Also, I used medical grade strong precision tweezers, I didnt get a chance to use the one included with the iFixit toolkit. Youtube videos were helpful on gaining confidence for performing the job, but I used the iFixit guides, my own judgement and most importantly patience.

!The internet will tell you that its not worth doing or impossible, but this was my first time and I would not hesitate on doing this again!

Parts used:

Wisehands 10X 15X 20X 25XLED Illuminated Double Eye Magnifying Glasses with 2 LED Light

Medical grade strong precision tweezers (Sorry, I dont have the model name)

Pro Tech Toolkit

Magnetic Project Mat

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You can but I don't know how to.

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