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Touch screen unresponsive after replacing digitizer.

I just replaced an ipad mini digitizer. The home button works fine but the screen is completely unresponsive. I can get to the lockscreen but can't swipe or do anything. I tried doing the reboot by holding both buttons but same result. Please help.

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Warning! Before you do anything else on the mini, be sure to understand that the battery connector must always be disconnected before you pull any other connector or the mini will lose its backlight fuse.--end of warning.

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Since I'm sure you've triple-checked the socket connector, I'll tell you what I would be thinking.

1.) iPad mini fpc socket connectors are notorious for getting their pins knocked out from plugging/unplugging. Take a look at the socket under magnification---do you see a little gold tooth for each pin of the connector, or are there one or more missing ones? If so, that's it.

2.) If not #1, then I'd be thinking it's the digitizer ic assembly--either third party crap or got too much heat during desoldering if original.

3.) think bad soldering on digitizer flex, or kinked/bent flex

#2 and #3 are solved with a new digitizer assembly.

#4--rarely this would be damage somewhere else in the touchscreen circuit on the motherboard.

If you need help with an iPad mini fpc connector repair, give me a shout via my profile. If you try to DIY that one you could get into permanent damage very easily.

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how could you fix it for me? how much would you charge me, and where could i send it to? ipad mini fpc connector replacement.

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You can find your way to my mail in repair business by clicking my name. iPad mini digitizer fpc connector replacement is one of the mail in services offered on the website.

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You probably messed up the LCD when you dropped it, so you should replace both; the LCD and the digitizer.

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