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I Pad Retina Bad Battery from the Start

Graeme Hill -

iPad 3 4G

iPad 3 4G Battery Replacement

1 hour

Very difficult

My Problem

My Ipad Retina had a battery that would last only 2 hours. I was not sure if this was standard so I did nothing for the warranty period. On about the 14th month I tried to get it repaired under warranty, only to be told it was going to cost me $370. That's a smidgen under new price. So I decided to try and replace the battery myself.

My Fix

Not good I smashed the screen. I did get the battery installed OK. I'm in the process of ordering a new screen

My Advice

Take your time on the screen. No matter what be patient. Use the guitar picks like the instructions say. I didn't because I didn't have any and I now have a smashed screen to show for it.

iPad 3/4 Battery Image
iPad 3/4 Battery


iPad 3/4 Adhesive Strips Image
iPad 3/4 Adhesive Strips


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Phillips #0 Screwdriver Image
Phillips #0 Screwdriver


Metal Spudger Image
Metal Spudger


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