iPad 3G Metal Display Clips Replacement
Replace broken metal display clips on your iPad 3G's front panel assembly.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the small metal clips that are likely to break during removal of the display assembly.
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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.
During the display assembly removal process, it is highly likely that the metal clips around the perimeter of the of the display assembly will break.
To replace a broken clip, first remove the T5 Torx screw securing the broken base of the clip to the display assembly.
Place a new clip on the positioning pins molded into the display frame, and reinstall the T5 Torx screw to secure the two pieces together.
Repeat this process for any other broken clips around your display assembly.