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Cases new iPad

by rspeser / November 3, 2012 1:35 AM PDT

According to the literature, the iPad 2 and new iPad use the same case. I have an expensive Piel Frama, which fits the new iPad perfectly, but the magnet that is supposed to turn the device on and off, doesn't. Any suggestions?

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Clarification Request
Found the answer
by rspeser / November 3, 2012 4:11 AM PDT
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Apple changed the polarity of the magnet in the new iPad. While an older iPad 2 case fits perfectly, the magnets in the case do not have the correct polarity. Oh we'll, I had to spring for another $140.00 case.

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Isn't that easy to fix?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 10:49 AM PDT
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Swapping poles on a magnet is something your basic Physic's student should be able to do. My kid did it over the years by playing with magnets. There's a North and South pole so all I'd need is to pull it out, flip over and pop it back in. And in a pinch I could drill a hole in the old case and glue in a new magnet.

Have basic skills like this become something folk think are advanced science?

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Always ask the maker of such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 1:39 AM PDT
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I'm sure you can google where the on/off magnet moved to and then test for that.

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by JanelleLove / November 5, 2012 7:06 AM PST

Yep, a simple search will give you some general results for help. I wouldn't spend $140 for a case though, a bit ridiculous.

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The last magnet I used was a re-use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2012 7:25 AM PST
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I had an old headphone set and not everyone knows it but in many there is a very useful small magnet. I re-used that and after some research found you could use that instead. Pretty basic testing and then drill a hole in the old cover to it's new location. A little epoxy and viola. Done.

However I find most of today's users are horrified to read or try such things. If they can't buy it, it's not something they can get to work.

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iPad case
by ellen908 / November 22, 2012 11:06 AM PST
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I know one case which is fairly new item in the market. very durable and lightweight

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You can....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 22, 2012 11:14 AM PST
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....post the name of such a product, just don't post an internet link for it.

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