iFixit Opening Picks set of 6

$4.95

Product code: IF145-123-2

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iFixit Opening Picks set of 6

$4.95

Product code: IF145-123-2

Product Overview

Pick your way to repair!

  • 6 very thin opening picks
  • Can be used for prying, sliding, separating, and air guitaring.
  • These picks are especially useful for prying open iPads and other glue-laden devices.

Product Details

  • Material: Delrin
  • Dimensions: 38 x 36 x 0.5 mm

  $4.95

 

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Scott Cassio's Story Photo #885867

My Problem

Cracked front panel assembly

My Fix

The repair is pretty straight forward until the conclusion which states, 'But first ensure to place a narrow piece of tape over the copper/silver at the bottom of the digitizer to the left and right of the home button.'

Since there was no tape in those areas when I took the iPad apart it led to serious confusion before I put it back together. And with so many people writing that their screens weren't working correctly I came to a work stoppage at this point not wanting to put the iPad back together incorrectly.

My Advice

I watched several YouTube videos and not a single one mentioned or showed putting tape over the bottom silver parts of the digitizer. My advice is to take a look at the photo I've attached to this write-up.

With the iPad opened up and looking at the digitizer you see a metallic pad to the right of the home button. Make sure that pad is in place before you put the iPad back together. You may have dislodged it when sliding the picks around this area. You can see a corresponding area on the front panel assembly where this pad is supposed to make contact when closed.

On the front panel assembly you see a small rubber pad. Since the new assembly does not come with this pad, remove it and attach it to the new front panel assembly.

Where I have the blue arrow there are some small electrical components on a ribbon cable. I do not remember if there was a piece of tape over this area or not. Refer to your disassembly and if there was tape there, put it back.

Finally, if patience isn't part of your vocabulary then take a pass on this DIY. Going fast will lead to further damage beyond the cracked screen. Skip the iOpener and carefully use a heat gun. My screen came off in one piece rather than in shards due to patience and the heat gun.

It's been almost two weeks now and I do not have any issues with the iPad screen going whack all on its own and touching icons and opening apps as if it's possessed. I attribute that to ensuring those two pads at the bottom of the digitizer/screen were put back in place before closing it up. I did not put any tape over the copper/silver area at the bottom of the digitizer because there was no tape there when I took the iPad apart and it was not clear to me where exactly I would put this tape.

Good luck!

My Problem

My phone slipped from my hand and landed face-first on some pointy cobblestone street. Needless to say, the digitizer became useless, and I think some of the circuitry got damaged too, because the image was distorted

My Fix

Peeling out the back was more difficult than expected, and the tab that is supposed to help removing the battery connector was a tad too flimsy (it broke!, but you can take out the cable being a bit patient and not too forceful).

Also, I'm still trying to replace the speaker/microphone grills. They're rather difficult to insert!

My Advice

Yeah, don't let your phone drop! The replacement screen is rather expensive.

My Problem

Cracked LCD

My Fix

Success: About 3.5 hours.

Followed 2 iFixit repair guides:

1) Steps 1 - 16 for 17 inch Gloss LCD replacement:

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody LCD Replacement

2) Steps 21+ for 15 inch Matte LCD replacement, for the grey bezel:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte LCD Replacement

Remember, the 15 screen internals are different from the 17 when it comes to the other screen parts, so refer back to the 17 guide (or video below) once the bezel is off.

My Advice

Use this extra YouTube video for reference, as it's got instructions on putting back together again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLwO1YV5...

However, use this video as a supplemental (e.g. on iPad). Generally follow the iFixit method for disassembly (NB. remove the battery connector, remove the black rubber gasket around the bezel, etc, no need to remove hinges as in video).

Video is more useful for when putting things back together.

Notes:

- I put the black rubber gasket back on first, and then the bezel.

- Putting back the Clutch Cover (step 17, guide 1) can be quite tricky; see on the video it says to put the cable on top of the hinge (of the left), so that the bottom can sit in the body. Have a look at the groves in it to see how they slide left into the screen body.

- My bezel reassembly needs more glue/work; it's not as flush as original.

My Problem

iPad was discharging quickly. Then it would not charge at all. Would not turn on or charge (dead). Determined the battery needed replaced.

My Fix

Used the iFixit guide and was able to successfully repair. I used a hair dryer to soften the adhesive and was very patient (heat, cautiously pry, heat and pry, heat and pry). Once the glass was off the rest was fairly easy.

My Advice

The pictures of the retaining clips could be more clear, took a while to figure out the clips. Maybe an exploded view of the clips 'locked' and 'unlocked' would have helped. Other than that the guide was pretty thorough and accurate.

My Problem

I needed more ram than my original 8 gb and wanted to stick in two 8 gb ram sticks

My Fix

The repair went great except for the fact that I didn't thoroughly plug in my screen and speaker connections.

My Advice

Check your connections before you tape the screen or it might go wrong and you'll have to reopen the screen

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.

My Problem

My power switch was stuck. I bought a spare part off eBay.

My Fix

You guys rated the fixability a "1" and I completely agree. What a pain. I was able to get the switch replaced and the unit works except that when I was using the picks I pushed one in too far and it broke the digitizer membrane on the top-left of the screen. As a result the unit is fully functional, except that on the left 1/3 of the screen the touch doesn't work. Good news is now that I know how to dismantle it, I can replace the screen easily enough (relatively).

My Advice

There is glue holding the power switch/camera assembly to the back cover. This was a surprise as I thought it was just held by the myriad of screws. Some prying and it came loose easily and that adhesive didn't require the heat gun.

My Problem

Cracked Screen

My Fix

Great!

My Advice

Becareful where you order your screens. I had to do this twice!!

My Problem

Kindle would not charge unless you did the wire dance ( moved it all over) until you find the spot that if you're lucky will charge after you sit it down . Got to the point that I had to do it without moving the Kindle.

My Fix

Very well, you just have to pay attention to details.

My Advice

Have a clean surface and all the parts you need before you do this and watch the video a few times to make sure you have it down.

My Problem

Screen was cracked, after replacing screen I found there was more wrong with the Samsung Core phone.

My Fix

Screen replacement went well

My Advice

Include instructions for the specific phone

 

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