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Fifth generation of iPad, released in March 2017. Available in Wi-Fi and LTE with 32 and 128 GB storage options. Features a 9.7" Retina display and 64-bit A9 processor.

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Accidentally ripped home button flex cable opening iPad.

I was changing the screen for a coworker on an iPad Air 5. I’ve done a screen replacement twice for them but this time I accidentally forgot to disconnect the home button ribbon and yup it got sliced in half.

Does TouchID stop working on iPad if you use a new cable? Is there a way to splice them?

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you may be able to splice the existing cable to a replacement. however the replacement would most likely need to be an OEM one from another broken device or such, and would require microsoldering equipment/experience.

a replacement home button may not have touch id but it’ll still work fine as a home button

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Yes I’m facing the same problem. I’m trying to source another cable to splice two together to make one. I’m under no illusion I know it’s very difficult.


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No you cannot splice them and you lose you fingerprint ID

It may be possible to connect the broken cable together but you would want to be very good a microsoldering

Even at that is it worth the time doing it

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