Third generation of iPad, featuring 4G capabilities, released on March 16, 2012. Model number A1430. Repairs require heat and careful prying.

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Replacing the on/off switch

I followed the Ifixit guide to replace the on/off switch assembly. Stripping to fit the replacement was ok and now I run into a problem. The switch itself on the assembly sits behind the rear camera, but I can't find the spot where the switch must sit. There is also a "oblong" metal ring attached to the on/off button itself that is also "in the way" I followed the instruction to replace the rear camera in an effort to see if I can find an answer no avail. Anybody have experience that can shed some light.

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Have you followed this guide?

There are lots of great pictures, especially steps 40-61, to guide you through the process.

Maybe you can take some pictures and share them with us for more help.

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