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How to replace / change broken glass / touch screen - Apple iPad2.

See also iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 Front Panel Replacement


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  1. Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the two digitizer ribbon cable ZIF sockets. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flaps, not the sockets themselves.
    • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the two digitizer ribbon cable ZIF sockets.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flaps, not the sockets themselves.

    • The retaining flaps are highlighted in red in the second picture.

  2. Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to peel the digitizer cable off the shields on the logic board. Carefully pull the digitizer cable off the adhesive securing it to the side of the rear case.
    • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to peel the digitizer cable off the shields on the logic board.

    • Carefully pull the digitizer cable off the adhesive securing it to the side of the rear case.

    It is a really good idea to apply a bit of heat to this ribbon cable prior to removal. Ribbon cables that are held in place with adhesive can tear easily. Taking a moment to warm it up will help make the removal much easier.

    Joshua - Reply

  3. Pull the digitizer ribbon cable straight out of its two sockets on the logic board.
    • Pull the digitizer ribbon cable straight out of its two sockets on the logic board.

    After I replaced the digitizer only half the screen is working. Any reason for this problem ?

    Pedro Trindade - Reply

    When reassembling, don’t remove the adhesive strip until you’re sure the new cable is inserted correctly and locked in place. Place the LCD panel inside the case, and the screen inside the bezel, turn on the iPad. If you can drag an icon across the screen, from top to bottom, left to right, your screen is correctly installed and you can proceed removing the adhesive.

    Candice McDowell - Reply

    After I replaced the digitizer the volume button the side of my ipad will go down but not back up and it’s not powering off. Any ideas why this is happening?

    Jonathan Davidson - Reply

  4. In order to remove the front panel assembly, the ribbon cable needs to slide out between the case and the LCD. You'll need to move the LCD to make some room. Be very careful when moving the LCD, and do not attempt to remove it from the iPad—its cable will remain connected while it is rotated over.
    • In order to remove the front panel assembly, the ribbon cable needs to slide out between the case and the LCD. You'll need to move the LCD to make some room.

    • Be very careful when moving the LCD, and do not attempt to remove it from the iPad—its cable will remain connected while it is rotated over.

    • Lift the LCD from its long edge farthest from the digitizer cable and gently flip it toward the rear case—like closing a book.

    • While holding the LCD up, gently slide the front panel away from the iPad. Be careful not to snag the digitizer cable on the rear case or LCD.

    • Set the LCD back into the body for safekeeping.

    (Step 14 should be deleted.)

    John Cain - Reply

    why it should be deleted?

    i think it's necessary to remove the digitizer cable before we lift up the logicboard

    Can Han -

    It should go without saying, but anytime you are handling the LCD, try to only touch the edges. Otherwise you'll be scrubbing fingerprints for 15 minutes. Not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything.

    Ed Chapman - Reply

    random question...........1 problem i've ran into in the past is the digitizer cable is so long on aftermarket screens the adhesive isn't strong enough to hold the glass down around the digitizer area where it is folded.

    would it help to have a 2nd person tilt glass straight up off table and tuck some extra cable under the lcd or will this cause a problem with the lcd itself?

    Jason S - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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We replaced the screen successfully and it turns on all looks beautiful except the touch screen isn’t working at all—any thoughts? We are beginners

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