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August 3, 2011
We all know that accidents happen every day. But when your boss comes to you and tells you that they fell down and their iPad went boom! Some may choose to tuck tail and hide, but there are a handful of us that will step up to the plate and say, "Don't worry, I'll fixit!”
I stuck to the plan, and followed the ifixit repair guide to the "T". With the exception of a few slight differences between the model shown in the guide, and the one in front of me...the approximately 3 hour job went surprisingly well, and my boss was extremely please with the results.
Make sure that you give yourself enough time and space to work on your project. Stick to the repair guide, but obviously use common sense when confronted with differences between the guide photos and the unit in front of you. Oh, and if you are like most of us that don't work in a dust free environment. Have a small can of dusting spray standing by, along with a small box of dry lint free wipes (or lens paper), which you will need to help keep both the face of the LCD and front glass free of any dust, oil, glue, or any other contaminants during assembly. With a little time and patience you will finish your task, and be pleasantly pleased with your results. And yes, you do need two Metal Spudger tools which you can purchase right here at ifixit.com.