The wi-fi only version of Apple's iPad Air, model number A1474. Available in Space Gray or Silver, it packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

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How does the Ipad Air screen replacement digitizer cable fold and glue

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How does the Ipad Air screen replacement digitizer flex cable fold and where does the adhesive on the flex cable stick down? I can't find the information anywhere, would you be able to post a photo how this is done on a replacement screen?

Luke

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Hello Luke, bend the flex as shown in follow picture and sit it in the right place, check more details here: http://www.etradesupply.com/blog/reason-...

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thanks for this! i've ghosted two replacement screens thus far. my third and final attempt is at hand. wish me luck.

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While I've never broken a flex cable I've resigned myself to the fact that an iPad with aftermarket adhesive holding the digitizer in place will never hold together as well as the factory glue.

I inform people of this before starting the repair and when I hand it back I have kapton tape holding the digitizer in place externally. I usually recommend they get an otterbox style of case to help hold it and to hide the tape.

It sucks, but it's better than a broken iPad.

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Just a little bit harsh aren't you.

If you actually took the time to read my comment you would see that it was referring to the adhesive that is supplied with these aftermarket screens. I've fixed screens after professionals have already fixed them once and I've seen some interesting repair jobs, not to mention digitizers that have fallen off despite the adhesive and globs of glue that they have use to try and secure them in place.

With that being said, how about you add some positive content to this site rather than join just to put down other people?

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Hi Luke,

It's a bit hard to explain, but the adhesive from the flex cable should end up sticking to the inside of the frame next to the LCD. When you lay down your new digitizer, you will put down the right side first, pushing the digi cable assembly directly down between the LCD and frame.

We have an iPad air video we recently posted, see if it helps: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DZXY...

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Hi Josh, Thank you for the information. The link I can see a product for Tesa 4970 , but no video? Luke

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Whoops, that was the last link I copied. Here is the correct one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qQn-T-Y...

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I clicked on the link cuz IM having the same issue and it says video is private.

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would have been great to see this video. i've broken two flex cables guessing so far.

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