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Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 3 (A1599). Announced on October 16, 2014, the iPad Mini 3 is the successor to the iPad Mini Retina (now known as the iPad mini 2).

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Screen replacment and home button does not fit?

This is my first 3 gen mini. I have done tons of 1st and 2nd Gen with no problem. My problem with this one is the home button will not physically fit. The screen is a XIAO MO GU from amazon. I have also used over a dozen of their screens with no problems. Any idea?

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Bad glass. Most likely a manufacture defect. Didn't make the home button hole large enough for it to fit evenly. I would send it back! Buy from iFixit. You may spend extra, but you get premium quality and a lifetime warranty comes with it.

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That's what I figured. Thanks for the reply. I thought maybe the paint was running over the hole. I attempted to scrape it out and when I test fitted the home button the screen cracked. Going to send it back. I would like to order from ifixit but I live in Canada. With shipping and exchange it makes them too spendy.


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