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Fifth generation of iPad, released in March 2017. Available in Wi-Fi and LTE with 32 and 128 GB storage options. Features a 9.7" Retina display and 64-bit A9 processor.

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Why is my iPad bent?

My iPad has a little bent on the side and when I try to unbent it with my hands the screen lifts up a little bit,what should I do

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@fady10 bent how? Post some good pictures of what you are looking at. that way we can see what you see. I wonder if you are running into a bad battery that is expanding. Well we'll see what when you post your pictures. Edit your QUESTION and use Adding images to an existing question this guide


If it’s bent then you’ve bent it somehow. We won’t know why it’s bent. We can only suggest it’s been sat on, stood on, driven over etc etc.


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Hi Fady,

I know it's been a few days, but we were hoping you'd respond to @oldturkey03 and post some pictures.

I ran into basically the exact same situation on my daughter-in-law's iPad mini, so I speak from experience here.

If you're flexing the case, and instead of it just straightening out, the screen starts lifting, then the most likely diagnosis is that your battery has swelled and is exerting pressure on the case and the screen. It's unusual for the case to bend; usually you see the screen coming up first, but it's certainly possible.

A swollen battery is fairly serious and should be replaced immediately, as it's a fire hazard. I mean that literally; the battery can actually explode - ask the people who owned a Galaxy Note 7.

So in addition to straightening the case (if needed), you'll need to open the iPad up to check the battery. An intact battery will be flat and rectangular, while a swollen one will appear pillowy.

In order to straighten the case, follow the battery replacement guide up to Step 44 and stop there. At this point the delicate LCD and glass digitizer have been removed and you can safely flex the case to the point where it's straight again. Of course, if you find that the battery is swollen, then you'll want to continue the guide to remove it and replace it with a new one. If you do discover the battery is swollen, my bet is you won't have to do anything about straightening the case, as it will most likely have been the battery deforming it, and once the swollen battery has been replaced, it will probably fit back together just fine.

iPad 5 Wi-Fi Battery Replacement - iFixit Repair Guide

You might want to preorder some screen adhesive if you're going to open it up since you'll need it to put the screen back on whether you replace the battery or not.

iPad Air, iPad 5, iPad 6 Adhesive Strips - iFixit Store

Of course, should you need one, you can also order the battery from iFixit as well and in the process support their repair efforts.

iPad Air A1474/A1475, iPad 5 A1822 and iPad 6 A1893 Battery

You can order the battery by itself, but if you haven't done a lot of repairs, I'd recommend the Fix Kit version as it comes with all the tools you need plus the screen adhesive as well.

Good luck with your repair; let us know what you find!

iPad Air, iPad 5, iPad 6 Adhesive Strips Image


iPad Air, iPad 5, iPad 6 Adhesive Strips


iPad Air, iPad 5, iPad 6 Battery Image


iPad Air, iPad 5, iPad 6 Battery


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it's perfectly fine for it to be bent and have a little ware and tar,

but u should never attempt to bend tech,

vary easy to break it u where better off ordering a new case for it

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dude if u seen my phone phone u would be thinking what im thinking how is it still working i have a bent android 13 lol still works just got bent from being in my pocket and sitting on it


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