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Picture of Apple iPad Smart Cover Fix
The apple iPad 3 Smart Cover is great, but the screen cover just flaps around when flipped open. This is especially true if you're right handed and are holding the iPad on the left side with your left hand. As the screen cover is magnetic, wouldn't it be great if it snapped closed AND open??

Step 1: Cut Sheet Metal

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Cut a small thin strip of sheet metal and cover the edges in tape to prevent scratching the iPad. Put it in the case with the metal side facing downwards, or tape up the whole piece if you feel like it.

Step 2: Position Metal Plate In Case

Picture of Position Metal Plate In Case
Place the sheet metal plate in the case as shown and replace the iPad. The plate should be located midspan along the edge on the case. It is recommended to tape the metal in place in the case to prevent it from sliding around.

Step 3: Finished!

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Try out the new improvement! As you can see, there is no visible bulge in the case due to the sheet metal.
 
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wilgubeast1 year ago
Oh snap! What a clever fix for a mildly irritating problem.