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Broken Glass, That was the whole point.

Jonathan Arter -

iPad 4 Wi-Fi

iPad 4 Wi-Fi Front Panel Replacement

8 hours


My Problem

iPad 4th Gen WiFi with a broken front glass.

My Fix

The instructions were great except that for some reason, they assumed that I would be replacing an intact glass panel. Mine was broken in 4 lines, and every time I got to another break, it would shatter down to powdered glass and glue (Yes I know it is 3M tape).

My time estimate was off by a significant factor.

It will probably take me another hour to finish cleaning the surfaces before I can reassemble.

My Advice

Don't try to replace the glass unless you have a lot of time and a clean work surface.

iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) Image
iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6)


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