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Bought used ipad through mail, what to check before warranty expires ?


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I bought used ipad 3rd generation thru mail, warranty expires by Mar 15, worth it to get to Apple store to check for its function ? if not what to look for ?
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Do a full restore in iTunes.

Try the buttons, headphone jack, cameras, charging ok. Make sure free space reported on.

Enable multi touch gestures make sure all fingers detected. Install a demanding game, like real racing 3,

That'll give it a pretty all round workout

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I bought used ipad 3rd generation thru mail, warranty expires by Mar 15, worth it to get to Apple store to check for its function ? if not what to look for ?
Not sure exactly what you mean by..."Bought used iPad 3ed gen. thru mail". I mean I know what the "mail" is...but what you didn't tell us is how long have you had this iPad? Did you just get it 2 days ago, 2 weeks ago, 2 months ago...what?

My point is...iPads are pretty simple devices (not nearly as complex as a computer in terms of parts or things that can go wrong). So if you've had it for a while...and it's working fine...then there's nothing to really be concerned about.

If you take it to the Apple Store for a "check"...all they're probably going to do it is turn it on...launch a few apps...turn the cameras on, and navigate a few webpages. If the iPad does all this...then it's probably fine.

Anything else that would be wrong with it...you would see. Cracked screen, cosmetic damage to the case, buttons not working properly.

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will be in hand day after tomorrow.
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Ahh...very interesting...you don't even have it yet! A VERY different situation than I envisioned from the initial post.

I think that if you do what "mrplow" and I have suggested above...you should be fine.

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If there is an Apple store near you ... by all means make an appointment, drop in at the appointed time, tell em your story and let them run a diagnostic for you. You still have a few days to buy the extended warranty if you wish, but you can't after the original warranty runs out.

I would say that if the iPad checks out okay, you can skip the extended warranty. If they find anything, they'll fix it.
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Thanks, guys.
Will be in apple store as soon as I get it, And report back.
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