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Our Opening Kit ought to offer oodles of optimism to fearless fixers; iOpeners impart inroads into iPads. (Who doesn't love a little alliteration?)

We've never opened an iPad Mini with Retina Display before, but we're confident this kit is up to the challenge.

In this teardown staredown, the Mini blinks first: after offering up the usual gluey resistance, it succumbs and releases its front panel.

The ridiculous amount of glue holding iPads together is no longer any surprise—but that doesn't make it okay. Glue inhibits repair, and that is bad. Really bad.

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