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iPad 2 screen repair

by bpwilton

My Problem

Wife dropped iPad 2 and shattered the screen.

My Fix

Ordered the iPad 2 Front Panel Assembly and Repair Kit. The ifixit repair guide was really great and easy to follow. I agree with others, though, that the process is much more tedious and takes longer with the shattered screen because the screen does not come off in one piece. I had to use a tiny flat-headed screw driver to scrape/peel all of the little glass shards off of the adhesive. Took about 2 hours to get all of the glass off then only 10 minutes to install the new front panel. iPad works great again.

My Advice

Wear googles if working with a shattered screen.