iPad 3G Ambient Light Sensor Replacement
Replacing the ambient light sensor on your iPad 3G.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a broken ambient light sensor.
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The iPad shown in the photos may look slightly different from your iPad, but the procedure is the same.
Insert a metal spudger between the right edge of the display assembly and the rear panel assembly.
Rotate the spudger away from you to release the tabs along the top edge of the display.
Use the edge of an iPod opening tool to carefully pry the ambient light sensor board off the adhesive securing it to the display frame.
Once you've gained enough clearance, peel the ambient light sensor off the LCD.
If necessary, attach the plastic view window to your new ambient light sensor before installation.