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Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 2. Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Suction cup won't adhere

Got my iFixit repair kit to fix a cracked digitizer on an iPad Mini 2. Instructions said to cover the screen in packing tape, but the suction cup provided does not adhere to packing tape -- not at all. Zero adhesion! So I'm stuck. Any suggestions?

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The cup will work! The tape you used was not laid down smoothly enough for the cup to grab and/or the tape was textured like duck tape.

Keep in mind you also need to apply heat to the display so the adhesive softens. I would apply the tape mostly in the middle leaving a small margin around the edges so you can get to the area where the display is adhered with a heat gun or iOpener without heating the tape directly as well as make sure I don’t create to many wrinkles in the tape for the better suction. Work on one side at a time and use the picks and/or cards to help hold the glass from re-adhering going in a clockwise direction.

To help in getting the cup to adhere you can apply a bit of petroleum jelly to the cup to help improve the seal. You’ll want to fully clean the cup afterwards as applying it directly to glass will leave a good mark which will be hard to clean off.

Don’t forget to wear safety glasses!!

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