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Original post by: Nicolas ,


Dead spot after digitizer replacement?


Hi everyone,

i recently smashed my IPad Air's front screen and tried to do the replacement by myself following your guide.

After fitting everything back together I was excited to see that it seemed to work again.

It took me a while to realize that I now have a dead spot of about a square inch in the top left corner of the screen. The screen doesn't respond to touch in that area.

All the other parts of the screen are working perfectly fine.

What are the chances that disassembling and reconnecting the digitizer fixes the problem? Or is a problem like this usually an indication for a defective digitizer?

Thank you for your help.


iPad Air