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Follow this guide to disconnect the battery in an iPad with a playing card.

If you're having trouble fitting a battery blocker underneath the battery connector on an iPad's logic board, you can try using a playing card to disconnect the battery instead. This procedure requires cutting a playing card to size.

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  1. How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Mark the screw slot and total width: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Mark the screw slot and total width: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Line up the left edge of a playing card with the left edge of the battery connector.

    • Use a pen to mark both sides of the screw hole and the end of the battery connector as shown.

  2. How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Mark the depth of the screw slot: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Mark the depth of the screw slot: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Line up the top edge of the card with the top edge of the screw hole.

    • Use a pen to mark the bottom edge of the battery connector.

    • These markings will aid in cutting a slot in the card to clear the screw hole.

  3. How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Cut the playing card to size: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Cut the playing card to size: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • The length of the battery blocker is not important, but we recommend it to be about an inch, or the length from the tip of your thumb to its knuckle.

    • Use a pair of scissors to cut out the playing card battery blocker as shown.

  4. How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Disconnect the battery: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Disconnect the battery: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to Disconnect an iPad Battery with a Playing Card, Disconnect the battery: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Be extremely slow and careful when you isolate the battery using a battery blocker. The battery contacts are easily bent or broken, resulting in irreversible damage.

    • Insert the battery blocker at a 35 degree angle to disconnect the battery.

    • The playing card ideally should slide under the logic board without encountering any blockages. After insertion, it should rest at a 15 degree angle.

    • Leave the battery blocker in place as you work.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Robert Boyd

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Thanks Robert. Great easy to create tool and excellent explanation.

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