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[* black] The 7th-Generation iPad earns a '''2 out of 10''' on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):
[* green] TheNon-laminated, separately replaceable cover glass and LCD makes most screen repairs far less expensive.
[* green] The
LCD is easysimple to remove once you separate the cover glass/digitizer.
[* green] Air-gapped, separately replaceable cover glassyellow] While some important components are modular and LCD makes many drop damage repairs far less expensivecan be replaced independently (headphone jack, cameras), the Lightning port, a common point of failure, is soldered to the logic board.
[* red] As with all iPads, a solid barrier of very strong adhesive bars the way to any repairsstands between potential fixers and repair, and makes rework a sticky proposition.
[* red] More adhesive holds nearly everything else in place. Battery and logic board replacement isare particularly challenging.
[* red] The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing risk of damage during disassembly
obnoxious.
[* green] TheNon-laminated, separately replaceable cover glass and LCD makes most screen repairs far less expensive.
[* green] The
LCD is easysimple to remove once you separate the cover glass/digitizer.
[* green] Air-gapped, separately replaceable cover glassyellow] While some important components are modular and LCD makes many drop damage repairs far less expensivecan be replaced independently (headphone jack, cameras), the Lightning port, a common point of failure, is soldered to the logic board.
[* red] As with all iPads, a solid barrier of very strong adhesive bars the way to any repairsstands between potential fixers and repair, and makes rework a sticky proposition.
[* red] More adhesive holds nearly everything else in place. Battery and logic board replacement isare particularly challenging.
[* red] The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing risk of damage during disassembly
obnoxious.