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Old 05-25-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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My Mom's iPad 2 battery appears to be dying. It won't hold a full charge for more than an hour.

I contacted Apple and they want $150 to replace the battery in this thing. I'm not an Apple Fan Boi and don't feel like bending over for that kind of raping, so maybe I can try to replace it myself?

I've seen video on YouTube on how to do it. Looks kinda tricky, but I'm good with small tools. It will void the warranty but that already expired.

Should I take the plunge?
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Use the guides found here iPad 2 Repair - iFixit

Requires heating to remove the glued on glass, which isn't easy to do without cracking it if you've never done it.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I would pay the $150.00 and be done with it, plus a warranty from Apple. But you can always take the chance to destroy the thing as do it yourself. It's your choice.

In my case I am good with electronics, soldering, and the rest. I would not have any trouble doing the work myself. This is for the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi only:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPad+2+W...placement/5383
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agree with RayinAK. Far too easy to mess that up if you aren't very comfortable with it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Surf to Yelp.com
Search for ipad repair.
Pick the highest rated place and ask them "how much?"
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have never replaced one but I would rather try to replace the battery myself since you can get them for under $10 on e-bay then to put $150 into an iPad 2. I would just do as much research as possible including watching youtube videos and be well prepared and give it a go. Used iPad 2's go for about the $150 or a little more on e-bay or craigslist anyway.
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