iPad Mini 3 Repairability: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
The LCD and glass are not fused together and can be replaced independently.
The battery is not soldered to the logic board or other components.
Copious amounts of adhesive hold many components in place—front glass, battery, front camera, back camera, ribbon cables—making repair extremely difficult.
The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.
Removing the home button is now a much more difficult job. If you want to keep Touch ID functionality after a screen replacement, you'll have to transfer the home button to the new front panel.
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