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Apple's October 2020 refresh of its iPad Air tablet, sporting an A14 Bionic processor, a 10.9" screen, a new design, and in-button TouchID.

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vertical strip of screen not responsive after repair - original screen

I have seen the answers to this include, probably repaired with a bad digitizer, try a new one, but this is the original screen that had no problems. Is it possible for the adapter to be seated incorrectly and a middle vertical not work? Seems odd. Any thoughts before I take it apart again appreciated.

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This seems very strange but there is a verity of things it could be

1)it could be a bad connection due to it not being seated properly

2) it could be damage to the connector however if you look at both connectors (cable and board ) it should be fairly obvious if something is bent out or deformed

3) it could be some invisible dirt that our human eyes can see that needs cleaned off with a cotton bud and some isopropyl alcohol

If you try what I have mentioned and still have no luck please let me know and we can look into it further

Hopefully this helps

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If the issue occurred after the display was removed, something must have happened in the course of the repair. If it is only one stripe of the display, it's possible that one of the pins on the connector is not making a good connection, perhaps because it is bent, not seated properly, or there is something in the connector preventing it from making a solid connection.

It could also be that there is some minor damage to the cable responsible for touch function, or the digitizer itself.

Whatever the reason, it is certainly worth opening the iPad up again and having a look. The digitizer connector is the middle connector of the three that come off the display, the long one. Make sure the accompanying cable is free of damage.

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