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iPad 3 4G Home Button Assembly Replacement

Replace the home button assembly in your iPad 3 4G.

Use this guide to replace the home button assembly.

Stap 1 Home Button Assembly  ¶ 

The home button assembly is attached to the front panel with some adhesive. The use of an iOpener to soften the adhesive is highly recommended.

Stap 1 Home Button Assembly  ¶ 

  • The home button assembly is attached to the front panel with some adhesive. The use of an iOpener to soften the adhesive is highly recommended.

  • Place the iOpener in the microwave and microwave it for thirty seconds on the highest power setting.

  • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. We recommend waiting at least three minutes before reheating the iOpener.

  • Place the iOpener over the home button on the front edge of the display.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Wedge the plastic opening tool under the right side of the home button assembly and pry upwards, releasing the adhesive on that side. Wedge the plastic opening tool under the right side of the home button assembly and pry upwards, releasing the adhesive on that side.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Wedge the plastic opening tool under the right side of the home button assembly and pry upwards, releasing the adhesive on that side.

Stap 3  ¶ 

Using the technique above, release the adhesive on the left side of the home button. Lift the home button mount off of the front panel.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • Using the technique above, release the adhesive on the left side of the home button.

  • Lift the home button mount off of the front panel.

Stap 4  ¶ 

Insert the edge of plastic opening tool underneath the edge of the home button mounting bracket. Slide the plastic opening tool along the retaining spring bracket, releasing the adhesive. Remove the home button with mounting bracket from the front panel.

Stap 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the edge of plastic opening tool underneath the edge of the home button mounting bracket.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool along the retaining spring bracket, releasing the adhesive.

  • Remove the home button with mounting bracket from the front panel.