Second generation of Wi-Fi iPad, released on March 11, 2011. Model number A1395. Repair is difficult and will require heat.

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Do I have to change the gasket?

I have a cracked glass on my iPad 2 wi-fi and I am going to change it. I have replaced this on another device before so I am familiar to the steps on how to do it.

My iPad got a pretty bad dent in the aluminum which I will have to modify.

I read this post

and they recommend to change the gasket to keep the dust from coming into the display.

Would you say that is necessary judging from my pictures?

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No you will not have to change the gasket, it looks in good condition. Getting the aluminium body back in shape will be a difficult job.

Let us know how it went.

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Any tips on fixing the dented aluminum?


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This is not the gasket, just a plastic bezel. Pry the glass carefully, the bezel should be reusable.

The original LCD gaskets are 2 L-shaped foam tapes. They are inevitably torn during disassembly and very hard to find on the market.

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Notice the detail of the original ones. The ends match perfectly and there is a curve for the home button.

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