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|iPad 3 4G|| |
|iPad 3 Wi-Fi|| |
April 1, 2014
I dropped the iPad on tile and dented a corner, which shattered the glass. I didn't want to buy a new one yet (and when I do, I want to give this iPad 3 to the kids who still rock the iPad 1), so I did some research and figured I could attempt the new screen repair with minimal risk. (Although I knew there was a chance I would only be left with a box of parts for eBay).
All in all, repair went good. The tip of the pry tool actually snapped on me before I got good separation, but I was able to use the picks pretty effectively.
It was a little trickier prying the corner with the broken glass. Although I taped it up pretty well, the glass still wanted to split more and more as I tried to pry more off.
The digitizer and LCD were then easy to disconnect.
The reassembly was a bit challenging as I had to "reshape" the dented corner so the glass would lie down flat. Lots of patience and dry fitting did the trick.
I was a bit paranoid about getting the LCD and inside of the glass speck free. I have one small mark that I can notice, but I can live with.
The final fit is acceptable, although I feel like there is space between the glass and the LCD that didn't seem to be there in its original state. Doesn't seem to effect touch though.
Maybe some more tips/tricks on the reassembly side would be helpful to some. I also tested the iPad before I glued back down the glass. Had to hold both buttons for 10 seconds to get the iPad to boot.
March 16, 2014
L'iPad 3 a chuté dans la salle de bain !!
Très bien, trois heures pour changer la vitre ! Une fois qu'elle est cassée, il est très difficile de la décoller, sans les outils impossible, merci iFixit.
Attention à l'antenne WiFi en bas à droite !!
Beaucoup de patience !
March 10, 2014
January 21, 2014
December 12, 2013
Because the iPad dropped on the floor
It was good and iFixit tools are great but the tools given are limited.
The iOpener doesn't keep much temperature so it must be reheated many times. I used instead a hot water bottle that has a smooth surface and the water inside at 80°C (176° F) keeps the temp for a longer time so I could concentrate on removing the small pieces of glass. The iOpener is good when the glass is one piece and I can put the guitar piece of plastic along the line.
I also had problem with the plastic spudger which got worn after some glass removal. I have the complete iFixit tools and then I used the metal spudger which has a longer life on its thinner area.
Beware the small pieces of glass and wear clear safety glasses.
A magnifier is not a safety glasses you can wear it over the real safety glasses...
November 14, 2013
My son dropped the iPad (in the case) on a tile floor and the screen shattered from one corner.
The first screen that I received went on relatively easily after reviewing the guide. When I pressed it into the bent corner, I must have misaligned it, because it snapped and broke again.
I was devastated, but after emailing one of the reps at iFixit I was given a code for a discount on a 2nd attempt.
The second screen arrived and this time I was very careful to clean out the bent area and bend/shave away anything that might be in the way of the glass laying down.
The glass aligns in a tiny black plastic channel all the way around the case. This must be perfect or it won't install properly. If the black plastic is damaged, it's best to cut it away rather than part of it fold up under the glass.