Updated version of the original iPad 2, released in March of 2012 with a smaller die processor and updated internal construction. Repair will require the use of heat and careful prying.

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Broken screen, do I need a new LCD too?

Hi guys, just brought an ipad 2 on ebay with a broken screen, in the description and photos it shows that the front is cracked and the LCD touch is only working on half the screen. Does this mean I need to purchase a new LCD + front screen? Thanks, Matthew x.

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Hi I have apple ipad mini 2, Last few months ago i drop the ipad accidentally so the outer glass has been cracked but it works fine. This morning the screen keeps flickering but the buttons still responding. But it keeps ache on my eye since it's like the screen has its double that keep up and down continuously. Does the lcd has been damage? Do i need to replace it?

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If the LCD appears to be undamaged, you can replace just the digitizer glass. It can be quite a pain to get the old one off without damaging the wifi antenna and the power flex cable. If you follow ifixit's guide here, and take your time around the two aforementioned parts, it's quite repairable. The adhesive on the glass is quite strong and can be difficult to get off without annihilating the glass. Make sure you wear eye protection and lay something down to contain any glass that comes off. As far as how it compares to an iPhone 4, it's apples and oranges. The iPhone is very cramped inside, but you don't have to deal with glass flying all over the place. The iPad has a ton of space inside, and once you get the glass and old adhesive off, it's fairly easy...once you get the glass and adhesive off. I hope this helps!

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Matt, if you can see the full image on the screen, then the only damage the ipad sustained was the glass. If there are any visual imperfections in the image quality such as lines, discoloring, color bleeding, and dark spots then the LCD was damage as well.

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I have worked on iphone 4 quite a lot, how difficult is the ipad to fix compared to iphone 4? Regards Matthew

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Like David mentioned below, the adhesive on the phone is weaker, so it can easily be pulled off. However, the adhesive used on the iPad is much stronger, so, a hair dryer or hot air gun is strongly recommended. That helps soften up the glue.

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My iPad mini screen was cracked but worked perfectly fine no line no touch problems but when I gave it to the guy he told me the LCD was broken to did he break it or could it of been broken

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If your screen was responsive, no discoloration, lines, etc. then by all accounts your LCD was fine. So either he broke it or was cutting corners because he didn't feel like seperating it from glass.

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iPad Touchscreen Fix - Foam Lining Replacement

I've been working with a repair for an iPad 4 for a few days. It's not my first iPad or Apple repair for that matter. I did however learn something new after the new touchscreen digitizer was unresponsive. After examining the old screen I noticed the small outlining of foam with makes a rectangle around the inside of the screen. I have noticed it before but never needed to investigate because my previous repairs worked. The foam was torn, higher in places, and completely gone from others. I deceided to cut 1mm strips (enough to go around the display) but not before dividing a 2mm rectangle to make it thinner, like cutting a slice of bread to make 2 thin slices. After appling this to the outside of the digitizer contact with double sided red tape the iPad worked like a charm.

If all else fails, you might want to try this. I have already cut all the gray foam that comes with the parts I have ordered in the past, just to ready for the next iPad. Maybe this will solve someone's issues with unresponsive touchscreens like it did mine.

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Sup guys! So I've been dealing a lot with iPad's long enough(particularly with LCD/Digitizer replacements). The most common problem to self repairing is that people make the mistake of not disconnecting the battery cable first!!and this DAMAGES the LCD/Digitizer altogether. So in other words, if u only wanted to repair your Digitizer(the glass) but later after the replacement, the LCD is blank (Blinking when plugged in charger). Eventually, ul have to buy a new LCD (coz it's fvcked!). Best thing to do, DISCONNECT battery cable first! at ALL TIMES!

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