Announced on October 16, 2014, the iPad Air 2 is a thinner successor to the iPad Air.

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Small IC left of home button

Hi. I have been repairing an ipad air 2 and noticed that my replacement bonded digitizer and screen assembly came with a small flap with 4 solder points on it. Upon inspection of the broken part it became apparent that a small printed circuit was soldered to the flap with an IC on it. my guess it has something to do with cover to sleep the pad, can anyone confirm this please. Thank you.

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Does your unit work without the small ic?

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Yes, those components are necessary for the smart cover to work. If the part that you received doesn't have them, then you should return them for an exchange or purchase from another supplier.

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Or - like I just did - remove the IC from the old screen by hotair(I used 300C for 2 sec) and resolder it to the pads on the new screen.

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@ anders.. did it work?

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Yes that is one of the hall effect sensor for the smart cover.

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Has Anyone found a supplier for these chips?

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