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Although this is not a repair question for now, it will be soon. Did you see anything that we might be able to upgrade ourselves with the iPad. Can I upgrade the 16GB to a 64 GB myself? Do you think the 3G module might be user installable? I buy only the minimum hard drives and RAM from Apple on new machines because they are so overpriced, I thought this might be the case with the iPad.

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I think the only chance would be a unused usb port - or even the usb pins in the logic board - that way someone with good soldering skills could put in a 3g usb device - but then it has to be something that could be portet to the ipad - if apple did it as almost always - it should be not to hard to find someone who can provide some working kexts for that (but to be honest - i'm still waiting that someone could port the graphics "driver" from the iPhone 3GS for my vaio p (the use the same graphics chipset - and i would love to have fully accelerated graphics on the vaio p)

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I would think Apple would add the 3G as a replaceable part rather than soldering it in. Your opinion? +

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sure - apple would do something like that - but not everybode get his hands on apple parts and if i want somethin inside a device - i would solder it on a usb port - like today mini bluetooth dongles on devices with only one or two usb ports - the best place is inside ;-)

if there would be enough space - the small 3g usb sticks are good and since there are not soooo many manufacturers on the market - the thing works mostly out of the box (like my 3g/bluetooth/gps device in the vaio p - option driver for osx installed and everything worked - including gps (and with wine and igo8 "pc version" - i can navigate with it within over 40 european countries

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Links to some of your references would help explain your answers a lot better. Your sources for parts in Germany may be very different than those in the USA ;-)

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different sources - really ?

nowadays - almost everything comes from china - so the main source is clear. i buy some stuff directly in china - or anywhere else - if the price is right!

since my vaio had everything in it - i had only the hassle of installing a system that does not belong there

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Well as you can see here, it's possible to implant a mi-fi in one.

and here's the guide

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Well as you can see in the picturehere from the teardown, it's integrated into the logic board. So my guess is that it'll be just like the iPhones, where you'd have to replace the whole logic board.

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my ipad 3g is now disabled doe to passcode error how can i fix it

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