iPad 4 CDMA Adhesive Strips Replacement

Replace the Adhesive Strips in your iPad 4 CDMA.

Use this guide to replace adhesive strips and re-seal your iPad 4 after a repair.

Only for use with EXISTING front panel assemblies.

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Edit Step 1 Home Button Control Board  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 2.1 mm Phillips #00 Phillips screws securing the home button control board to the home button mounting bracket.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Wedge the flat edge of a plastic opening tool in between the right end of the home button control board and the home button mounting bracket.

  • Depress the plastic opening tool downwards to pry the adhesive securing the home button control board from the home button mounting bracket.

  • Repeat the procedure to release the adhesive underneath the left end of the home button control board.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift and remove the home button control board up off the home button mounting bracket.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use the flat edge of a spudger to scrape the old adhesive off the bottom right corner of the front panel assembly.

  • If necessary, gently peel the old adhesive with a pair of tweezers.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Gently place the home button control board on top of the home button mounting bracket.

  • Make sure the home button control board is lined up with the bottom of the home button mounting bracket.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Insert the two 2.1 mm Phillips #00 Phillips screws back into the home button control board to secure it against the home button mounting bracket.

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Edit Step 7 Adhesive Strips (Existing Panel)  ¶ 

  • In the following steps, you will be placing the remaining pieces of adhesive on the front panel.

  • Do not peel the clear backing off the strips just yet.

  • Place the bridge shaped adhesive strip between the top edge of the inner frame of the front panel and the camera mounting bracket.

  • 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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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Place the elongated C shaped adhesive strip on the right side of the front panel.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • It is recommened to lift the home button ribbon cable aside while placing the next adhesive strip.

  • Place the straight, medium length adhesive strip on the bottom right side of the front panel, underneath the home button ribbon cable.

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Place the tabbed rectangular adhesive strip on the bottom right side of the front panel.

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Place the long L-shaped adhesive strip on the bottom left corner of the front panel.

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Place the short rectangular shaped adhesive strip on the top left side of the front panel.

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Place the last, short L-shaped adhesive strip on the top left corner of the front panel.

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Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to peel the clear backing up off the adhesive strip directly underneath the home button ribbon cable.

  • Lay the home button ribbon cable down on the adhesive strip and smooth the cable down from the center out, taking care to not trap any air bubbles between the strip and the front panel.

  • Do not peel the clear backing off the strips just yet.

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Edit Step 15  ¶ 

  • Once all the adhesive strips have been applied, reassemble your iPad and install your front panel assembly.

  • Before closing your front panel, use a pair of tweezers to peel the clear backing up off each adhesive strip.

  • Make sure that each adhesive strip is placed in the correct location and orientation before peeling the backing.

  • Some of the adhesive strips are small and may require some patience to peel the backing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the iPad 4 CDMA device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Tweezers

$6.95 · 50+ In stock

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

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