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iPad 4 Screen Replacement

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iPad 4 CDMA

iPad 4 CDMA Front Panel Replacement

2 hours


My Problem

Cracked screen

My Fix

The repair went ok—a cracked screen makes the glass removal much more difficult. The main issue was reassembly and especially the home button cable. It is extremely difficult to get that back into place and, unfortunately, the tools do not make it easy.

As it stands now, the home button is unreliable and not sure if I need to disassemble to try reseating the cable again.

My Advice

The tweezers really need an offset to be able to keep the ribbon cable flat enabling you to work around the recessed location of the socket.

The screen comes with a blank home button but no instructions on if this should be replaced by the original or left as is. I used the blank one and wondering if this is part of the new problem.

iPad 4 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full Assembly Image
iPad 4 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full Assembly


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