Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Replaced ipad 2 mini screen but touch screen doesnt work

I have changed a few ipad mini 2 screens, but this one i have tried x2 digitizers and although home button works fine, the touch screen doesnt work at all. I was working before with the cracked screen. Any ideas?

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It was so bad that was not salvaged im afraid.

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Hi Thanks for that. It looks like i have x5 copper pins missing (see image) do you think this is the cause and whats my next steps?

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Totally repairable. Send out for digitizer fpc connector replacement. We do this every day. If you can't find someone local, we offer a mail in board repair service for people all over the world. Far less expensive than replacing the device. Look me up at iPad Rehab.

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Visually inspect where the digitizer plugs into the logic board. look for bent or missing gold pins. You may require magnification to inspect the area.

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Are you able to connect the old cracked screen to see if it still works? It's possible that the connector on the logic board is damaged , they are extremely fragile.

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I could not as screen was totally smashed when removed. is there a way to check damage if its the connection on the logic board?

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Yup that is definitely it. You will need to find someone capable of board level repairs. The connector will need to be replaced. It is a common issue , those connectors seem to be especially fragile on the mini 2.

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