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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Has anyone had a problem with the Digitizer Adhearing?

I’m having a problem with the replacement digitizer adhearing along the home button side. (bottom) The digitizer cable seems to be pushing up on the digitizer causing the adhesive not to fully cure to the housing. Any suggestions? I’ve tried reheating and letting something sit on it overnight to hope that it sticks. It’s almost as if it needs thicker adhesive. Any recommendations at this point would be greatly appreciated.

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thanks! i’m going to pick one of those up and finish the silly thing up.


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There's not a lot of adhesive on the bottom side of the digitizer and a lot of stuff underneath it. You have to make sure the flexes are properly sitting within the device as even the tiniest amount of pressure will eventually cause the adhesive to let go of the digitizer.

The actual adhesive matters also. Was the adhesive initialled or did you apply some yourself? I find that the pre-installed adhesive is generally low quality and doesn't stick as well as a high quality adhesive, such as the Tesa tape you can find here on iFixit or pre-cut 3M tape from Bowler-Tech, which is what I use ( I remove the pre-installed tape first).

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