iPad Wi-Fi

First generation Apple iPad with Wi-Fi, available with 16, 32, or 64 GB. Model Number A1219. Repairs are straightforward and do not require heat.

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Why can't I get the metal spudger between frontpanel and the rear?

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I need to replace the front panel of my Ipad. My wife dropped the IPAD and the glass cover is completely shattered, but the IPAD is still operational.

I got all the necessary specialised tools and components, downloaded your repair guide and watched the video for this specific repair job.

I can't get the metal spudger (sold to me as the original IPAD opening tool) between frontpanel and the rear casing without damaging the rear casing.

Obviously I must be doing something wrong.

Please advise.

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First, you should have at minimum two spudgers, but three to four is optimal. Make sure to start on the right side to get the tabs out. If using a wide spudger the damage to the housing will be minimal. I am able to get into an iPad without leaving a trace - so it is possible. Plan ahead and purchase ten spare clips as those break easily and are cheap. Also purchase spare pads so the replacement screen doesn't sit lower than the housing.

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In fact, I think there's no way to open the iPad without breaking something.

I've damaged a little the inner plastic frame of the display and many plastic flaps (used to keep the display inside the case) broke off.

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Hi ,

I also had some problems opening the Ipad, but in the end it worked. I had to replace the flaps. I just a plastic tool :)

Did you replace the screen with succes? because I didn't.

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