Apple released the slimmed-down, buffed up iPad Air on November 1, 2013 in a choice of 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 to determine if the LCD is bad after drop


I have an iPad air that was dropped about 4' onto a ceramic tiled floor. The iPad landed on the left edge (opposite of volume control edge). After the fall, the screen is white/grey with horizontal lines. The lines are not consistent and seem to change from just a few to sometimes filling the whole screen.

I successfully removed the front glass and LCD and unplugged and replugged the associated connectors and reassembled. I did this in an attempt to correct any possible connection problems. Alas, this did not correct the problem.

I was wondering if my problem is most likely a damaged LCD and replacing the LCD would correct the problem. Is there a way I can determine that the problem is a damaged LCD?

I'm willing to purchase an LCD if I can get some sort of confirmation that this would resolve the issue.

If I purchase an LCD and install, but it does not resolve the issue, may I return the LCD for a refund?



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Yes, this is likely a broken/damaged LCD. Go ahead and replace it.

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Thank you, Jim.

I'll give it a go.


Hi Jim,

I'm hoping you can help me once again. I successfully installed the new LCD and it did correct the visual issue. However, I now seem to have a touch problem where the touch signal is is located in a different position than where I actually touch the screen. For example, if I touch 5 on the passcode entry screen, the 1 is selected. Also, the touch reception seems to be intermittent.

I'm now thinking that the screen/digitizer may also be damaged and need replacing. What are your thoughts?

Thanks again for any help.



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