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#307165 24-Sep-2023 23:16
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Any ideas what I can do with a fully functional iPad Air (from 2015) with a swollen battery? I noticed slight bulging but it works perfectly fine.

Ang suggestions? Repair? Not sure if it’s worth the cost involved…

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  #3131572 25-Sep-2023 00:12
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  #3131600 25-Sep-2023 09:03
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Internal structure of the battery is breaking down.
If it starts to leak you will possibly end up with poisonous fumes and/or a fire.
Personally I would remove it from my home.

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  #3131614 25-Sep-2023 10:04
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If you’re feeling adventurous you could do what I did.
Had an iPad Air 2 with a swollen battery about 6/7 years ago.
Got a battery from eBay and replaced it myself.
It’s still working great to this day.


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  #3131777 25-Sep-2023 21:30
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Thanks all. The screen was lifting so I thought of getting a new battery for it. Shipping + material + tools were going to be close to the replacement cost at the shop. Took it to a local shop, got it replaced for reduced cost as I already took the whole screen off the glue. $113 inc GST. The iPad Air 2 working perfectly now.

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