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Slideshow: Apple iPad 4 Teardown
11/13/2012

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This is what is left of our iPad 4. Click through the slideshow to see how we got here.
This is what is left of our iPad 4. Click through the slideshow to see how we got here.

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/14/2012 9:09:37 PM
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I'm still amazed, Chuck, by the small size of computer brains. The smart phones really prove it. The power of NASA moon-shot brains are now in the palm of our hand.

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Re: Nice teardown
Tool_maker   11/26/2012 1:05:28 PM
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  I suspect it ends up in somebody's lab facility so some engineer can figure out what parts can be altered slightly, copied and stolen for a competitors product. That is what passes for research in many instances today.

  As soon as I see Hot Glue being an integral part of the assembly, I decide against reassembly.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/26/2012 3:34:54 PM
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Tool-maker -- why is hot glue a probably for reassembly?

Tool_maker
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Re: Nice teardown
Tool_maker   11/26/2012 4:05:06 PM
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  I have never been able to clean all residue off the surfaces to get the proper seal. Also since it is an electronic device is it not the case that things could become overheated and then malfuction. If there are mechanical fasteners, even rivets, I am much more likely to attempt tear down and repair. But, welds, glue, crimp and seal have rarely worked well for me when I attempt to open and reseal.

 

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/26/2012 5:56:37 PM
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That makes sense, Tool_maker. I didn't realize you had experience in this area. So basically, you have to ruin the product in order to do the tear down.

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Re: Nice teardown
Tool_maker   11/27/2012 6:41:15 AM
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  I did not mean to imply that I had the expertise to undertake this particular teardown, I was just talking in general terms. I have taken somethings apart and been able to repair simple items. Eight track tapes, minnow bucket areators and a flash attachment for my 35mm camera. They were already "Throw-away" if I could not fix them. I would never attempt the teardown in this video, but might be willing to take the cover off and look at stuff if it was screwed on rather than glued. 

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/27/2012 3:11:56 PM
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Tool_maker, you're right about the glue being the problem with repairing the tear-down. Once the glue is broken, that's it for reconstruction.

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