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7.9 inch display / Model A1432 / Available in black or white / Announced October 23rd, 2012 / 16, 32, or 64 GB capacity

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Ipad mini LCD making contact with digitizer after replacing both

After replacing the LCD and Digitizer in an Ipad Mini, the two new parts are making contact, creating the illusion of liquid in the device when the Ipad is sealed up. I am using the same adhesive I have been using on ipad mini's for the past 3 years or so, and I have tried 2 different LCD's. I cannot find anything under the LCD that would be causing it to sit higher than it should, and there is no damage to the frame that would cause the digitizer to sit closer to the LCD. This is the first time in probably hundreds of ipad repairs I've seen this issue on an Ipad mini.

Anyone have any experience with this problem? I'm sure I'm missing something super simple...

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What you need to do is add the foam cushion adhesive around the LCD. Some of the after market digiziter and Lcd do not have the proper foam cushion allowing enough room for them to not make contact. This foam gasket go around the outside of the LCD only. This will give you the extra space that you need to stop the two parts from making contact. I am trying to locate where to find these parts for you. (Update, found some overseas that would work)

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Awesome! Thank you so much man, I checked the new LCD and this is exactly it! I've never encountered this on an Ipad mini before, I guess the LCD's I've been using have always had the foam pre-applied... I just started going through a new component vendor though, so it makes sense that I'm just seeing this now.


Just repaired my second iPad Mini and I got the same problem. The first was just the digitiser and things were fine because the original LCD had the foam padding. The second however needed to have both digitiser and LCD replaced. It drove me nuts! I eventually found out the reason was exactly as 'The iPhone Guy' had explained. The only thing is I've been on a wild goose chase for replacement foam cushioning! Thanks for the link, I trust it will fix the problem.

Update: It comes from the UK, ships worldwide but not to Canada! I also noticed its double sided adhesive which means it will stick to the digitiser and we don't want that. Be sure, then, not to remove the backing once applied!


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