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Introduction

Internal Prereq

  1. Remove the following screws securing the power & volume button cable to the aluminum frame:
    • Remove the following screws securing the power & volume button cable to the aluminum frame:

    • Two 5.5 mm Phillips #0

    • One 2.6 mm Phillips #0

    • Two 2.6 mm Phillips #0

    • The two screws located on top are angled into the aluminum frame. Be sure to always hold the screwdriver in line with the screw.

  2. Remove the piece of plastic covering the volume buttons.
    • Remove the piece of plastic covering the volume buttons.

  3. Remove the single 2.6 mm Phillips #00 screw holding the volume button frame to the aluminum frame.
    • Remove the single 2.6 mm Phillips #00 screw holding the volume button frame to the aluminum frame.

    • This screw is angled into the aluminum frame. Be sure to always hold the screwdriver in line with the screw.

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  5. Wedge the edge of a plastic opening tool underneath the sleep/wake sensor, being careful to not damage the fragile cable. Move the plastic opening tool around the sensor, releasing the adhesive.
    • Wedge the edge of a plastic opening tool underneath the sleep/wake sensor, being careful to not damage the fragile cable.

    • Move the plastic opening tool around the sensor, releasing the adhesive.

  6. Slide a spudger underneath the power & volume cables, releasing the adhesive. Slide a spudger underneath the power & volume cables, releasing the adhesive.
    • Slide a spudger underneath the power & volume cables, releasing the adhesive.

  7. Using the tip of the spudger rather that the wide edge, release the adhesive underneath the volume button branch of the ribbon cable. Using the tip of the spudger rather that the wide edge, release the adhesive underneath the volume button branch of the ribbon cable.
    • Using the tip of the spudger rather that the wide edge, release the adhesive underneath the volume button branch of the ribbon cable.

  8. Continue sliding the tip of the spudger toward the top of the iPad, releasing the adhesive. Continue sliding the tip of the spudger toward the top of the iPad, releasing the adhesive. Continue sliding the tip of the spudger toward the top of the iPad, releasing the adhesive.
    • Continue sliding the tip of the spudger toward the top of the iPad, releasing the adhesive.

  9. With the tip of the spudger still underneath the ribbon cable, gently lift the power button out of its socket in the aluminum frame. With the tip of the spudger still underneath the ribbon cable, gently lift the power button out of its socket in the aluminum frame.
    • With the tip of the spudger still underneath the ribbon cable, gently lift the power button out of its socket in the aluminum frame.

  10. Holding the power & volume button cable with with both hands, carefully pull the volume buttons and lock switch from their sockets in the aluminum frame. Lift and remove the power & volume button cable out of the rear aluminum case.
    • Holding the power & volume button cable with with both hands, carefully pull the volume buttons and lock switch from their sockets in the aluminum frame.

    • Lift and remove the power & volume button cable out of the rear aluminum case.

Conclusion

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

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