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Couldn't find a guide to fix a customer’s iPad so here it is put a lot of work into providing something you can use as a reference! Thanks, comment please!

  1. iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement, Screen Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • iPad Pro 3rd Gen' A1895

    • Be sure to turn off the iPad by pressing and releasing the volume up button then volume down.

    • Press and hold the side button until the screen turns off.

    • Use the slider if you can.

    • Not powering it off can blow out your LCD back light just like iPhones other iPads!

  2. iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • You can use a heat gun or another handy heating method! MUST DO!

    • Heating the entire screen will help make it easy to safely remove the screen.

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    • Leave it on the heat for 15 minutes to loosen the strong adhesive.

    • Use a metal pry tool near the least broken shattered side.

    • Use an ifixit suction cup to pull up the screen so that you can insert a plastic pick.

    Das war hier leider der falsche Tipp! Für das abheben des Displays, ausschließlich eine Plastikkarte verwenden Mit dem Jimmy habe ich mein Display zerkratzt, außerdem bin ich etwas zu tief geraten. Zum Glück nur in einer kleinen Ecke, trotzdem schade ums Display.

    Ich musste nur den USB-C port tauschen, das Display habe ich wiederverwendet.

    arno - Reply

    I actually came here to say the exact thing as @arno . I advise to NOT use anything metal when trying to release the adhesive on these models of ipads, the LCD screen is only 3-5mm away from the edge and you will puncture it easily with ANYTHING metal. Just just plastic, I barely hit the LCD panel with my metal opening tool like in the walkthrough and now I have to get a new screen. I know it was the metal tool because I only used it to get started and switch to plastic for the majority of the removal. The panel only got damaged where I used the metal, but while i could see contact lines on the panel itself with the plastic picks they didnt hurt it.

    DONT USE METAL OPENING TOOLS ON THIS DEVICE

    RYAN EVERS - Reply

    the screen is already broken and this video is only about replacing a broken screen. Don't why we shouldn't use metal

    cajolino -

    Thanks for the tip Ryan!

    Ted Everhart - Reply

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    • Apply tape or adhesive over broken glass!

    • Bust out the metal pry tool lifting broken causing glass to stick to tape working your way around broken side.

    • Wiggle Jiggle the screen off the adhesive using multiple plastic guitar picks.

    • Do Not Tear the Screen Off!!!

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    • Do not rip the screen off!! Cables are very short will cause internal Damages!!!

    • On the Top of the screen the proximity sensor front camera has to be disconnected 1st.

  6. iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Lay screen flat pull it down just enough to use a PH000 Screw drive to remove the safety bracket

    • Use Flat Ended Spoudger remove the bracken and cable from the Logic board!

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    • Perfect! Now Lift the screen folding it up to the left like so!

    • Remove 5 PH000 Screws protecting Power Connection and Display Cables

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    • PH000 to Battery Connection

    • After detaching battery connection

    • Move Small cable is taped around edges up so you can properly disconnect battery connection

    • Remove all 3 ribbon cables from logic board with flat headed spudger!

    Be extra careful when sliding the pick under to disconnect the battery. I haven’t had problems doing this until this iPad, but damaged the battery connector.

    Chris Limb - Reply

    I wish this was said in the picture , its making it seem like its supposed to come off, which i tried to do just now, and now its broken. what should i do.

    Noah -

    Would be great to have more detail on the battery connector, like what it looks like after it has been disconnected.

    John Mangan - Reply

    A better Description of this disconnection of battery should be slide in to break the connection of the batterie. As it looks like this pops off just like the ribbons. Be extra carful

    Matthew Lawson - Reply

    Why do I have to unplugg the battery?

    Jan Wieland - Reply

    You can blow a circut causing iPad not to work

    Mark D Schlossman -

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    • Just a touch of heat don't melt the thing off remove the face ID sensor from Old Screen.

    • Damaging Proximity sensor could effect True Tone with 3rd Party Parts

    • Gently use a tool to get under glued down connection on glass frame of screen!

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    • Remove Bracket off old screen you and move it to new screen

    • Transfer Cables and Bracket to new screen

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    • Place Screen without adhesive test your screen and face ID

    • After running test take

  12. iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Screen Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Clean Edges with flat ended metal tool to remove broken glass

    • Clean desk of glass on table get ready to remove Proximity sensor from old screen!

    • Do not clamp recommend to use flat and heavy object

    • Broken glass on the frame will crack your new screen

Conclusion

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

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My Face ID no longer works?

Steve Pisano - Reply

Most likely you may have damaged the flex of proximity sensor.

Check connector

Check placement with flash light make sure everything is aligned correctly

Mark D Schlossman -

why not get a new flex cable from ebay or aliexpress

imab -

What adhesive do you use to reattach their screen?

puppitkey - Reply

What size of that tape do you need for this iPad? Thanks

Daniel Smith -

What tool do you use to restore true tone ?

Damien Nojac - Reply

I do not think there is a way without OEM Screen or serial transferring such as with iPhone X MAX screen repairs you would use

I will have to look into it when I have time for you

Mark D Schlossman - Reply

I have the original screen. It’s still working, the glass is just completely shattered.

Damien Nojac - Reply

Is face id working

Mark D Schlossman -

Yes, it’s working

Damien Nojac -

Thanks couldnt find a guide for the 11 and the facial id threw me off

jimmy dixon - Reply

Was working on one for the 11 but I am to busy repairing lately. But they are identical pretty

Mark D Schlossman -

Is the glass adhered to the LCD like the phones?

emholden - Reply

Yes it is just like phones only on the iPad Air 2&3 and the Pro Series

Mark D Schlossman -

Mine didn’t start after screen replacement when using the power button. Was scared, but after connecting it to the charger it worked!

bartijn - Reply

I forgot to turn off the power of the ipad and the LCD backlight went out. How can I fix it?

Valu - Reply

It would be a board level repair you can send out for microsoldering iPad rehab can do

Mark D Schlossman -

Thanks for the great tutorial! I replaced my iPad Pro screen with no issues!

Sara - Reply

Thanks for the feed back

Mark D Schlossman -

The cable that was supposed to be reused was damaged during the swap. Where can i get a replacement?

goober2432 - Reply

what glue do you use to attach the face id flex to the new screen?

paul.lynch1 - Reply

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