Fourth generation of iPad, released November 2, 2012, available in 16, 32, or 64 GB models. Model Number A1458

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Dead LCD after digitizer replacement. Did I fry it?

Replaced the digitizer on an iPad A1458, but couldn't turn it off first, as the display wasn't responding at the "Slide to power off" screen. The LCD seemed fine before I replaced the digitizer. Now it's dead, even though the bell sounds when I connect the iPad to a laptop, and it shows up in iTunes.

Not my first iPad repair, so I don't think I made any mistakes, besides not turning it off before taking it apart. The home-button, digitizer, and LCD cables seem to be seated properly, and I held the LCD connector straight as I removed/replaced it.

Did I fry the LCD, or is there a likelier answer? Thanks.

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More than likely that you have broke the backlight with not disconnecting the battery.

Would require microsoldering skill to fix. :-)

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More info? I "broke" it? Can I order a replacement, and try my hand at fixing?


"broke the backlight"

When connecting in the screen, without powering down the iPad and disconnecting the battery, you run the risk of shorting something, this can blow certain chips on the logic board, you'd have to look up on the schematic as to what chips control the backlight.

It's not fixable, unless you know how to microsolder, then it is more than likely fixable.

I would take it to a professional who can microsolder. :-)


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