Can you replace your own iPad battery. Sadly the Answer is no.. this is an internal battery and unless you are some geek with an arsenal of your own tools and hardware. You will need a heat plate, pry tools, a solvent to dissolve the glue which is bonded to the battery and the housing, a lot of nerve and steady hands.
Please also note if you do get past opening up the ipad and avoided breaking the screen, there is still the chance of accidentally puncturing the soft battery which can cause sparks and a fire. A chemical fire from an ipad battery has a chance of exposing toxic fumes and chemicals. DIY iPad battery replacement at the bottom.
iPad service pricing – Singapore
How much does it cost?
If your iPad issue is covered under our warranty or consumer law, you won’t pay a fee. Otherwise, repairs are considered out of warranty (and not covered) if any of these conditions apply:
Your iPad is more than one year old.
Your iPad screen gets broken accidentally. Please note that accidental damage isn’t covered by the Apple warranty.
Your iPad has other types of accidental damage or issues caused by unauthorized modifications like from third party repairs .
If your iPad issue isn’t covered, you’ll pay an out-of-warranty fee unless your iPad has AppleCare+, which includes two incidents of accidental damage. You can use an incident for a cracked screen or for other damage to your iPad.
Authorized Repair Shops
There are lots of shops that repair iPad screens and batteries. They’re so numerous you can even find them in kiosks in many malls. They may charge less for a repair than Apple, but be careful. If you want to use one of these places, look for one that is Apple authorized to provide repairs. That means they’re trained and experienced. Otherwise, you could end up with an inexperienced repairperson who causes more problems than they solve, and Apple may not help you fix them. Third Party shops like Breakfixnow and iFixit do provide relatively affordable ways you can fix your ipad.
DIY iPad Battery Replacement
We strongly recommend against a do-it-yourself option unless you’re very tech savvy and you’re willing to risk potentially destroying your iPad. That said, with the right tools and skills, it’s possible to replace an iPad battery yourself.
For about $50-90, you can buy all the tools and parts needed to replace your iPad battery. We don’t believe it’s worth the risk, considering that Apple’s replacement only costs $139 and is guaranteed to solve your problem.
Also, be aware that trying to repair your own iPad voids its warranty (if it’s still under warranty). If you ruin your iPad, Apple will not help you. You’re truly on your own.
If you are still set on replacing your own iPad battery, iFixit has a tutorial on replacing an iPad battery that can help guide you.