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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Touchscreen doesn't work after replacing digitizer


I replaced the digitzer on my iPad Air as the screen was cracked pretty good. It took a long time to get the screen off as it was more like shattered in some places. After i put the new digitzer on, bought off of this website (not a cheap ebay knock off), I didn't seal it with the adhesive as i wanted to ensure the touchscreen worked properly first.

So i carefully put everything into place and nothing happened. i double checked my connections and tried again and nothing. However when i did move the screen to the open position, as i was going to recheck the connectors and cables again , it reacted as i was just barely swiping the screen when it's locked.

Is the digitizer bad? Are my cables hosed? What did I do wrong?

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I heard other people having similar problems with cables being bent and unbent. Sorry, not sure what much else to say.


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I know you said you double checked the connections. But, triple check them. It's possible you just don't have the connector all the way in there. If that fails, I would guess you've purchased a part, with a bad cable. I've seen it happen. Play with the display assembly and see if that's likely the issue

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Thanks, ifixit sent me a new screen and it worked like a charm!


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