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My first iPad

Chris Brunner -

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iOpener Instructions

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Mijn probleem

My brother in law asked me to fix his shattered screen on his iPad. Apparently he fell asleep watching Netfix and it fell out of bed. I have been fixing different Apple products but had never atempted an iPad before. He realy wanted it fixed so he trusted me to find him a good deal on parts and take a chance.

Mijn oplossing

The screen was difficult to remove even with the iOpener. It just kept cracking even more and came off in chunks instead of nice and easy like in the instructions. Even when I taped the screen it still came off in chunks. Plus due to the damage to the housing the bezzel wasn't sitting right and I broke several opening tools trying to get in the seal.

The after market screen he wanted to make it blue didn't come with the adhesive strips so I was stalled and had to place another order to get those from iFix it. Once those arrived I was abale to replace the Bezzel and the screen making it look almost brand new. I also sadly got a few minor scratches on the back housing. Tiny specks of glass where everywhere and they found their way under the iPad and scratched it a bit. I used newspaper to catch the broken glass so it wasn't all over my table, but it caused some scratching. Next time I will keep a vacum or hand vac with me to clean those up as I go.

Mijn advies

Make sure the parts you order come with everything you need before placing your order or starting the repair. I got the touch panel replacement from another site and it didn't say it wasn't going to include the adhesive strips like the ones here on iFixit. Also, buy extra opener tools. The little blue ones that come with everything, they break really easily when you apply a little force. Also a good pair of latex gloves is a must so you don't risk a finger print on the lcd or back side of the screen. I planned ahead and had some ready but it would be terrible if you get it put back together and realize there is a finger print on the pannel or lcd.

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