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Another backlight problem after changing digitizer

I have ended up with no backlight after changing my digitizer on my iPad mini A1489. I read that many say it can be fix by soldering the fuse, but my iPads circuitry seems a bit different from all of the other posts on the subject. Can anyone point me to the fuse that needs to be soldered? Does anyone offer a service so repair this correctly for me? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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dont ever understand how people do this.

ALWAYS turn off and disconnect power when doing repairs.

You most likely burnt out the backlight filter

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I did disconnect the battery before disconnecting anything else. That's why this is so frustrating for me. I've been fixing iPads/iPhones for years...


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Hard reset your iPad mini by pressing power and home button for 7 seconds. Supposed lost backlight comes back. If it didn't help, then we will find a solution for you ahead.


Take a multimeter and check out if any of these chips are inactive. Black needle of the multimeter must be at ground. This should help you replace the bad one.

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Or watch this video and follow carefully. One mistake will damage the entire board and make it useless.

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I have tried the hard reset several times. I also tried leaving the battery unhooked for more than 120 seconds. Still no luck.


My iPad logic board does not look the same as that one, how can I upload a picture to show you what I'm working with?


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