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Answer to "How do I replace the hinge/clutch cover?"It’s really not that hard to replace if you follow the guides here on removing clutch covers from Unibody MacBook Pros (Late 2008 - Mid 2012). As for the black plastic end caps, heat them up or pry carefully with a spudger and they will pop out. they are plastic so the have some give/bend. then just use a spudger or plastic pry tool to carefully dislodge the clutch cover from the tabs locking it in and wiggle it carefully back and forth until you have it removed. repeat from a spare cracked screen to get a good donor clutch cover. You can buy a cracked complete screen assembly on ebay for very cheap and just use the clutch cover from that. You could even put the broken one back on the cracked screen assembly and then sell it again on eBay for parts and basically break even (minus any listing fees).. Win win.
Answer to "On startup apple logo and turns off --loop!"Same happened to me, I connected the iPad to iTunes and put into DFU mode, ran the “Update” option (didn’t want to restore if i didn’t have to), and it worked! If update doesn’t work, I suggest trying the “restore” option that pops up. Will wipe all data and setup as new iPad, requiring you to enter your Apple ID and password (if applicable) to set it up again. Instrux for DFU mode: These instructions work for all iPhone models before iPhone 7 (iPhone 6s and earlier, including 1st-generation iPhone SE), along with all models of iPad (with Home Button) and iPod touch. (1) Plug in your iPad or iPod touch to your Mac or Windows PC. (2) Make sure that iTunes (macOS Mojave) or Finder (macOS Catalina and later) is running. (3) Turn Off your iPad or iPod touch if it isn't already. (3.1) Press and hold down the On/Off button for 3 seconds. (3.2) Swipe the slide to power off slider to the right. (4) Source: iMore (5) After the device has been turned off, press and hold down the On/Offbutton on the top of your...