iPad 2 30-pin dock connector pin bent

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Davewithak, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Davewithak macrumors regular

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    Earlier today I tried plugging in my iPad 2, only to find it harder than usual to push in. I looked at it and it had various dust/debris in it, so I cleaned it out. Somehow, while cleaning it, I bent a pin on the 30-pin connector and now I can't plug in my cord at all. I looked on iFixit and the part is only $40, but it looks like a very difficult repair. Does anyone have an experience with this or know about how much it would cost for Apple to fix it? Thanks!
     
  2. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

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  3. Davewithak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found a few posts about people bending the pins on their iPods. One in particular talked about an iPad pin getting bent by the dock and the Apple store giving a free replacement. I know they're not obligated to do so, but I'll probably take it in sometime next week and see what they say about it.
     
  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Same happened to my iPt 2G some 3 years ago. As it'd be impossible to get it repaired for less than $50, I've decided to try to un-bend the pin. I was lucky to get it right. After that, however, I've never removed the cable. (It was just a dev / testing machine, not a working one.)
     

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