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Step 2
If your iPad's screen is badly cracked, wear skin and eye protection. Cover the screen with a smooth layer of clear packing tape to contain glass shards and help the suction cup adhere. Alternatively, use a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) and fold it into a handle.
Create an opening gap
  • If your iPad's screen is badly cracked, wear skin and eye protection. Cover the screen with a smooth layer of clear packing tape to contain glass shards and help the suction cup adhere. Alternatively, use a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) and fold it into a handle.

  • Place a suction cup next to the iPad's home button and press down to create a seal.

  • To get the most leverage, place the suction cup as close to the edge as possible without going past the edge of the display.

  • Firmly pull up on the suction cup to create a small gap between the front panel and the rear case.

  • Don't pull too hard, or you may shatter the glass. If necessary, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive.

  • Once you've opened a sufficient gap, insert an opening pick into the gap.

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