Fourth generation of iPad, released November 2, 2012, available in Wi-Fi, CDMA, and GSM models with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage.

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Static and lines on screen after repair.

hello, i'm a IT tech and im doing a repair for my grandmother. this is my first ipad repair. although it went very well after ordering some parts, the original screen i started with which was fine; only the glass was broken in several places. now that same screen displays static and lines. i have checked the ribbon cable several times over and all connections and i cannot seem to find the problem on why its suddenly doing this just as im about to finish it up. any help would be appreciated. thnx.

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iPad 4 LCD cable cannot be removed independently.

However cleaning connector with 90%+ IPA then trying to reseat is a good start.

Otherwise either LCD is damaged, cable has been pinched/torn, or screen connector on the board or its plastic tab are damaged.

If reseating doesn't help, try a new known good screen. If this still doesn't solve it (or even before testing with a new LCD) examine the cable using a magnifying glass, and go over the connector on the board. Do you see anything wrong?

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the lines are still vertical and made of static after cleaning and reseating. things must be looking pretty grim for me right now.


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I have never heard of this before. I think you did not properly replace the LCD digitizer.

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