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Reheat the iOpener in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Remember to be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. Wait at least two minutes before reheating the iOpener, and never microwave it for more than 30 seconds.

Place the heated iOpener in the center of the back of the iPad. Keep it there for 90 seconds to soften the battery adhesive.

Move the iOpener to the right (away from the rear-facing camera), and keep it there for another 90 seconds.

Finally, place the iOpener near the right-hand edge of the iPad for 90 seconds.

You will likely need to repeat this step several times throughout the rest of the procedure to ensure the adhesive remains soft.

The iOpener may cool significantly. If so, reheat it for another 30 seconds between each position.

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