Installing iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 Front Panel Adhesive Strips
Replace the front panel adhesive in your iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415.
- Author: Andrew Goldberg
- Difficulty: Moderate
Replace the adhesive securing the front panel to the rear case of your iPad 2 Wi-Fi.
Before you begin peeling and sticking tape, it's important to have clean adhesion surfaces on both the front panel and the rear case. Use a spudger to scrape off any large excess bits of original adhesive, then clean all of the gluing surfaces with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol or Goof Off.
Throughout this procedure, it is recommended to peel up each adhesive strip as needed.
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Carefully grasp the home button with a pair of tweezers.
Gently lower and place the home button into the round opening located at the bottom of the front panel.
The correct orientation of the home button is shown in the third picture. Make sure the back of the home button is face up and the flat portion of the inner home button circle is oriented to the top of the iPad.
Using a pair of tweezers, place the first trapezoidal adhesive strip (minding its correct orientation) on the matching side of the home button mounting bracket.
Make sure to line up the profile of the strip with the edge of the mounting bracket.
Repeat the procedure for the second trapezoidal adhesive strip.
In the following steps, you will be placing the remaining pieces of adhesive on the front panel.
Do not peel the brown backing off the strips just yet.
Place the largest L-shaped adhesive strip on the top left corner of the front panel.
Smooth the strip down from the center out, taking care to not trap any air bubbles between the strip and the front panel.
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