Apple released the slimmed-down, buffed up iPad Air on November 1, 2013 in a choice of Space Gray or Silver. It packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

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My iPad Air will not charge. The female port is damaged.

I took my iPad Air into Apple to see what was wrong with it. It was determined that the female port for charging was damaged. They offered me a refurbished iPad Air for $350. Can this be fixed?

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Luckily, Ifixit sells a replacement port for your tablet for only $20. The item code is IF128-007-1. But I recommend cleaning it like Ben said first. If that fails, buy the replacement and follow ifixit's guide to replace it.

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I have this problem for ipad air 2. The female connector got pushed in and bent a bit (unlucky fall while olugged in). I don’t see repair instructions.


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Lightning cable not plugging in fully? Clean out the gunk using a toothpick or equivalent to unblock the charging port.

Otherwise may be a bad charger port which if I remember correctly they are soldered onto the board which is not a easy thing to replace as it will require a lot of heat and experience.

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