Same here. The glass was spiderwebbed and it was frustrating work. About 2 hrs in I must have gotten a little careless because a little extra force and boom...LCD broken.
If your glass has more than a few cracks in it I would say it's not worth the effort-replace the whole display or take it to a professional.
The "display assembly" I purchased was very simple: glass and LCD and a small board with cable and that's it. It didn't have all this beefy mid frame stuff so I had to reuse my old one. Check to see which part you purchased before going through unnecessary disassembly steps like I did.
I recently broke both the glass and display so had to replace both. For fun, I tried to see what it would be like to try to replace the glass only.
I'll be writing up what I wrote later today if you want to stick around but the moral of the story is that there is a lot of adhesive and you'll have to be VERY careful.
After looking closer, I see that it suggests prying between the glass and the bezel and leaving the bezel behind, once again my fault for not reading closely enough. I will say that this is quite difficult to do when the screen is already shattered...
After replacing the screen I noticed it looked horrible because the little plastic bezel was missing. I considered reusing the old one but it got pretty beat up in the removal process so it wasn't really an option.
I will be editing the guide to mention trying to keep the plastic bezel intact so it can be reused after the screen is replaced. If it cannot be reused, I feel like the parts kit that includes the new screen should include a new bezel.
There is a separate guide for this:
iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 Front Panel Adhesive Strips Replacement
Maybe I was doing it wrong, but the plastic opening tool I was using kept bending before it was prying anything apart. Therefore I suggest using either a metal spudger or a razor blade to make the very first opening but being VERY careful. My assistant/wife later scratched the LCD going overboard with the metal tools.
This is a very good idea. I was replacing one with a shattered screen and it was a pain in the ##@ because it kept breaking again and again, not to mention the safety glasses I had to wear because tiny glass bits kept flying into my eyes.
Have you edited the guide to include a step about this?
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