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How to Open the iPad 3 (3rd Generation) – A Take Apart Video

This video shows how to open up the iPad 3 (3rd generation). This video was made on launch day 3/16 and is one of the first iPad 3s to be opened up. http://w…

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48 Responses to “How to Open the iPad 3 (3rd Generation) – A Take Apart Video”

  1. PowerbookMedic says:

    The only thing to do is to go in and check the connections….there’s really no telling what is going on without opening it up.

  2. haidbz says:

    Come on, I am opening an iPad (not sure if 2 or 3, though) right now with just a pair of knives.

  3. haidbz says:

    My iPad won’t respond after it fell to the floor; I think it might have something to do with the connection to the screen or from the bettery… suggestions?

  4. DmitryDaren says:

    Hi! Looks great. Do you know if the backlight LEDs are accessible- I want to replace them for something else, because the stock ones make my eyes (and brain) tired: after a week or so usage of Ipad 4, 2 hours a day, I cannot look at the screen for 20 minutes without headache coming back.

  5. RC MADNESS says:

    Ha ha

  6. xio rio says:

    Yeaaaa def Not going to try this with mah baby -__-

  7. PowerbookMedic says:

    I’d try to restore it and see if that fixes the issue.

  8. Men0cide says:

    I found one of this on a parking lot, as soon as i picked it up i noticed tire marks on the screen, when i cleaned it there was not a single scratch on the damn thing! However it does have some damage because it keeps turning on and off and it doesn’t respond to anything, do you think i should fix it? there’s not a single scratch on it.

  9. David González Albarrán says:

    The thing just seems to have been made so that it can not be opened to make repairs… It’s like Apple is saying “Hey, your $1000 toy broke down? Tough luck, dude, you’ll have to buy a new one…” They are evil… :/

  10. Steven S says:

    Why would anyone do this at home.

  11. Ninisbrs18 says:

    I thought he was gonna smash the iPad with the hammer

  12. Sin19911 says:

    I can’t do this to my baby!!!

  13. getrippednubz says:

    Now put it back together lol

  14. elena s says:

    That is so sad what you are going to the iPad:*(

  15. PowerbookMedic says:

    My advice would be to live with it and use the on screen volume controls. You’re more likely to damage another component going into the iPad.

  16. leyslabarbosa says:

    Hi, i was wondering if you could anwer a question for me. I accidentally dropped my ipad 3 and it dented justba little bit. the problem is that it dendeted right on the volume buttons, so they are stuck ! do i have to completely open it to try and fix the dent & should i do so? thank you and have a good day :)

  17. leyslabarbosa says:

    Hi, i was wondering if you could anwer a question for me. I accidentally droppedmy

  18. PowerbookMedic says:

    With that much damage to the device, it likely is not worth a repair as it would be cheaper to buy a replacement unit.

  19. conanx639 says:

    should I give up this pad or if there is any solution ? I don’t take it to apple because it would cost a great money. thank you

  20. conanx639 says:

    hi, once I went to the arctic with my ipad 3, it was totally damaged
    1.firstly, the screen was just cracked but the pad could still work.
    2.then a few days later, it would turn off even the battery still hold 20% of power.
    3. afterwards, i left it aside for 2 days, guest what, the battery could not be charged and it always displayed 100% once it is plugged and it would turn off when the pad is disconnected with power right now.
    4. meanwhile, the wifi and celluar units cannot be active anymore

  21. aidenliam10 says:

    Awww why didn’t you use the hammer

  22. Dx5dude says:

    Lol where is the A5 chip I can’t see it

  23. Tatiana Dorestant says:

    IKR @Gnomzer

  24. Gnomzer says:

    Watching this on iPad 3, hope it doesn’t rebel and stop working XD At least I will know how to take it apart =D

  25. Prabhat Saha says:

    nice

  26. mohan Punia says:

    @Andrea Wattson Thanks! I was really gonna get the smart case but you convinced me to get the cover and the case!

    @carolSpooners, you can actually still get an iPad 4 for Free, simply google for: AshtriadaGiveawayCom

    This is how I got mine, I need to buy a cover now.

  27. mohan Punia says:

    @Andrea Wattson Thanks! I was really gonna get the smart case but you convinced me to get the cover and the case!

    @carolSpooners, you can actually still get an iPad 4 for Free, simply google for: AshtriadaGiveawayCom

    This is how I got mine, I need to buy a cover now.

  28. ruben francisco florez carroll says:

    @DanielFoster, I just got my iPad 4 and I am totally blown away. My MacBook pro is sitting in the corner and I haven not missed a beat ;)

    Glad I haven not bought it and got it For FREE, my cousin received his ipad 4 for free too lol. The web address, if I remember correctly, was: AshtriadaGiveawayCom 

  29. hersew ssc says:

    @rhihannasfan, did you checked on google? simply go to: AshtriadaGiveawayCom

    @JaySonIAm Just Got my New iPad 4 today, and I am able to use it with the keyboard dock. It is slightly trickier to get the iPad 4 connected to the dock, due to the new iPad curved edge though

  30. Paul Stolyarov says:

    I would wait one more month, there is a rumor that Apple might announce iPad 5th gen soon. They kind of quite right so its like before big storm :)

  31. mplum590 says:

    I plan on buying my first ipad and I can get the ipad 3 (64 gb) for $500 and ipad 4 (32 gb) for $550. I want to use it for 3D anatomy for medical school. Which one should I get? I would love your comments.

  32. redha hassan says:

    Nice video … Good job

  33. SilencedRevolver says:

    There the same thing wtf

  34. onlyalisa W says:

    Better comparison video.. Thanks

  35. Maxwell7191 says:

    I would be very happy if somebody gave me ipad 4 for free :-D but there is a problem , i have never seen so kind people )

  36. excelx213 says:

    imagine an ipad mini + high res screen + better cameras and a newer chip like the A6X… =]

  37. Naif Alsaeedan says:

    I’ll never sell my ipad3 for this tiny differences

  38. Sravan Madhu says:

    @DanieltheBoy22, @opponentofyours, @Casitty L and for those below who are looking for an iPad 4 for Free, simply google: AshtriadaGiveawayCom

    Nice review btw, I get my iPad 4 for FREE by the end of the week (I hope so). can’t wait for it! weee :)

  39. Paul Stolyarov says:

    :) im sure it does.

  40. Chris Mellides says:

    In Russia, iPad processes you! Just kidding, of course. Nice video!

  41. Random hero says:

    thanks a lot. much more useful comparison video.

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  43. idlemindoo says:

    Cool Video! I’m still happy with my IPad 2. No need to buy 3 or 4…

  44. Paul Stolyarov says:

    Filterstorm – and HDR3

  45. Paul Stolyarov says:

    I have 3 as well the 4th one if my wife’s. I more then happy with 3. Yes I would wait.

  46. Paul Stolyarov says:

    Gaming the same, just a load time few sec faster.

  47. Paul Stolyarov says:

    Thank you

  48. truman101101 says:

    I really disagree. He had an idea, he showed it to us. Exactly what we needed to see. The real difference. Things, where iPad 4 really owns. Not just video of web browsing and playing music…

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