Aftermarket SmartCover clones -fixed

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BlueKhufu, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. BlueKhufu macrumors regular

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    If you have a smart cover clone (ebay, china, etc) that isnt "magical" (doesnt turn the screen on and off) the solution is easy - and ugly. Holding the smart cover with the inside (the side that touches the ipad glass) facing you, and the metal bar on top, the culprit is the round magnet three inches in from the left, and maybe 3/8th up from the bottom.. using a razor blade I cut out a little square around that area, took out the little magnet and flipped it over, and glued down the little cloth flap with some crazy glue. The polarity was the only issue and now mine works fine. Or just buy a real one. :)
     
  2. jazzy639 macrumors member

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    We all know the issue is because the polarity of the magnet needs to be correct.
     
  3. BlueKhufu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh sure, now that I tell you you claim to know (kidding). "We all" is a pretty bold assumption (not kidding).
     
  4. jazzy639 macrumors member

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    Several case manufacturers have announced a fix and there's been numerous threads about it! But thanks anyway for sharing! :cool:
     
  5. BlueKhufu thread starter macrumors regular

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    My pleasure. Thank you for letting me know as well.
    Have a nice day! :)
     

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