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Apple released the slimmed-down, buffed up iPad Air on November 1, 2013 in a choice of Space Gray or Silver. It packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

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Any way of gently hammering out dent in iPad Air?

This iPad is very dear to me and I’d like to keep it as factory as possible.

it has recently sustained damage similar to dropping it from an extreme height that has caused the chassis to warp and dent in one spot. That spot being on the back corner where the headphone jack is. Everything works just fine on it, the screen is not cracked or damaged in anyway and it does not run hot or with shortened battery life. It don’t have not one scratch on it either. Any chances I can take the thing apart and use a cloth and a small rubber mallet to gently pound out the dent? Any other suggestions?


(also, this is the WiFi only model in silver)

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Sure you can, providing you find suitable tools to get the job done. Some use a jeweller hammer but you can use anything it can get the job done properly..wood might help hammering out the dent without being destructive. Headphone jack is quite easily removed too. I would recommend taking off the logic board before attempting straightening the housing..hammering may easily damage the board and minimizing any possible stress would be a good idea.

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@af2334 Definitely remove the logic board and headphone jack as @arbaman suggested.

If you have any spare slabs of wood and c-clamp, I find this tool extremely handy in straightening out dent/warp, check out this YouTube video:


Nice addition to complete the answer @sammyz , thank you! That's right the creative approach I meant one needs to straighten a housing without damaging it with further bumps hard tools may create.


Would also like to mention that the thing is slightly bent like a C, mainly below the volume buttons. The screen being the interior of the C.


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