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    ipad speaker pin?
    can anyone tell me what the tiny pin is for protruding through my ipad speaker. Ive used an ipad for 2 years and never noticed it?



    https://www.dropbox.com/s/td5tdxct3q...%2043%2043.jpg
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    That's not a picture of an iPad.

    So you may want to provide more info on what it is a picture of since there are literally hundreds of speakers you could connect an iPad to.
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    it is an ipad.
    it is in a green case. Heres another pic of it.
    http://postimg.org/image/9mu5kfmxz/



    https://www.dropbox.com/s/18i6kqnz4q...%2034%2041.jpg
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    I just looked mine over with a magnifying glass and there is nothing I can see that remotely looks like that it would be worth having the Apple Store examine it and without knowing what it is I definitely would not pull on it.

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    It does push in quite smoothly and springs back out again, as though its a switch?

    Its a 3rd gen ipad A1416 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_uk View Post
    It does push in quite smoothly and springs back out again, as though its a switch?

    Its a 3rd gen ipad A1416 ...
    I have the same iPad but no push - pull pin. I have no idea either what it could be.

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    just weird...
    wondering whether its a normal household pin thats being held in there by the magnet on the speaker?

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    sorted... pulled on it with tweezers..

    it was a piece of graphite from a propelling pencil that has somehow managed to get lodged in one of the speaker holes..

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    LOL, thanks for solving the "mystery pin"! Gotta keep the kids away from your iPad....

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    good deal - amazing how close up pics can make things look different
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