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Smartcover activating from back of device after repair

I am having an issue that has now showed up on both iPad Air and iPad Mini.

After digitizer replacement - it seems the magnetic sensor are TOO sensitive. This means that when opening your smartcover - thereby pushing it to the back of the device - it now activates On/Off functionality.

So far I have only seen this with Air and Mini but it's getting more frequent. Any input here is appreciated.

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Hi did you end up managing to fix this problem? Im having the same issue :(


Unfortunately I did not fix it with that digitizer. I ordered another digitizer from another company and the issue was gone.


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Hi Mikkel Rasmussen,

I have finally encountered one of these faults in the wild. My thoughts immediately went to the magnetic wake sensor.

Essentially your intuition is right on the money: replacing the sensor is the solution. Alternatively fitting a complete glass and digitizer assembly that comes with the magnetic wake sensor is what I would advise for those who want a time effective solution. Though replacing the sensor itself is probably the most profitable solution.

I hope this helps :)

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Where is the sensor located?


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