PC Doctor October 19, 2018

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have an iPad that’s not holding a charge. Is it possible to replace the battery myself?

Thank you,

Out of Juice

Dear Juice:

I have heard that iPad batteries last about 3 years. If it’s been around that long, and your battery is conking out on you frequently, it might be time to install a new battery.

First, figure out if your iPad is still under warranty; if it is, please don’t change the battery yourself. Doing so will void your warranty.

To change the battery on an iPad, you have to open up the device and gently remove the old one. It is very easy to damage the iPad – If you’re not truly comfortable with electronic device repair, you may want to skip doing it yourself and bring it to an authorized Apple repair facility. You can find one near you by checking this site: https://locate.apple.com.

If you feel you are ready to tackle changing the battery yourself, there are many tutorials online. A quick search of YouTube brings up results, and you can search for your specific iPad model.

Good luck!
Until next time,
Happy Computing!

PC Doctor

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