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iPad Mini 4 Screen/Digitizer Replacement

Darryl Fox -

iPad mini 4 LTE

iPad mini 4 LTE Screen and Digitizer Replacement

iPad mini 4 LTE Screen and Digitizer Replacement

3 uren


Mijn probleem

The screen was shattered, although the iPad still worked. I replaced the screen because you could feel the edges of the shattered glass as you moved your fingers across the screen.

Mijn oplossing

The repair is more difficult than described, and I actually pull laptops apart a lot. The suction cup wouldn't hold probably due to the glass being shattered--the slits allowed air under the suction cup. And even though I knew the glue softened with the iOpener, it wasn't enough to pry the glass up, so I had to use my heat gun. Once I applied it to the glue, I was able to work the large guitar pick shaped shims between the frame and then under the glass fairly easily.

Mijn advies

I was surprised to find that I needed to then transfer the awake/sleep sensor, along with the various components of the home key from the old screen/digitizer over to the new iFixit replacement--that was the "tricky" part. iFixit has step-by-step procedures for doing these transfers, however, I would have preferred simply buying them new. Why? Because I didn't have all of the correct glue etc to anneal these various very small parts: I had to use double-sided sticky tape, and I'm not certain how long that will hold. Every iPad Mini 4 has the thumb scanner etc, so it would seem logical to assume a person needing to replace their screen would want these items transferred... I now see iFixit says the home button is not included, but I wasn't "enlightened" as to what that truly meant until I changed the screen. I KNOW now.

iPad mini 4 Screen afbeelding
iPad mini 4 Screen


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