Introduction

Utilisez ce guide pour remplacer l'interrupteur électronique du bouton d'accueil.

Nous recommandons de nettoyer le micro-ondes avant de commencer. D'éventuels restes au fond risquent d'adhérer à votre iOpener.
  • Nous recommandons de nettoyer le micro-ondes avant de commencer. D'éventuels restes au fond risquent d'adhérer à votre iOpener.

  • Placez l'iOpener au centre du micro-ondes.

    • Pour les micro-ondes à plateau tournant : assurez-vous que le plateau tourne bien. Si votre iOpener se coince, il risque de surchauffer et de brûler.

which temperature must be used for heating? Thx

fbarletta - Réponse

I found you need to be very patient when using the iOpener. It's worth taking your time, giving the heat time to work on the glue. When I finally got the battery out, there were some strips of glue left behind that I just cleaned off with some isopropanol before installing the new battery.

By the way, I had to run the iOpener for longer in my microwave for it to get hot enough. When it was too hot to touch, I figured it was hot enough for the batteries.

Fredrik -

I didn't find this to be as hard as I had built it up in my mind to be; HOWEVER, saying that I need to say years ago I was the local Nokia service center in my town. But many years ago right after they got rid of analog times. Yeah. A classic installer/repairer mistake when starting something they haven't fixed or installed before is picking up the instructions, flipping through them; maybe even reading a section that is new-then tossing the instructions over the shoulder. "I got this." This usually comes right before something major gets broke. And I can tell you when you try to do it yourself and then mess it up horribly then take it to the repair shop. Well we called that "I can do it myself" syndrome and charged extra to put back together what they brought in in the box. Now knowing all this - I can't stress this enough because I am stupid, stupid, stupid. COVER YOUR SCREEN IN CLEAR BOXING TAPE AND READ ALL THE INSTRUCTION BELOW THROUGH TO THE END BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING THIS FIX. Take my advise.

windizy - Réponse

I didn't have an iOpener, so I used a wheat type heat bag. If you do this though, make sure you put a layer of plastic between your Mac and the bag, or you'll get condensation in places you don't want it.

Martin Gray - Réponse

I started out using the iOpener but switched to my wife's hairdryer. A heat gun or hair dryer proved to be much more convenient and is a time saviour. You can heat more and the glue becomes more fluid make the next steps with the opening picks much easier

Jan Van Puymbroeck - Réponse

Use a hair dryer! Watch this vid: https://youtu.be/16GkvjVyOJA It is much easier to do if you heat it from the other side.

Fletcher Carpenter - Réponse

I wonder how many people actually wrapped in their iPhone into iOpener and put this "sandwich" into microwave??

putinaspiliponis - Réponse

I know this is obvious, but backup your iPad with iTunes before you start. I'd also turn off your passcode if you have one.

Laurie Higgins - Réponse

Ther first time you heat up the iOpener for this repair when its room temperature I had to heat it up for more than 30 seconds. I remember I had to heat it up for around 45 seconds. However, after that when you need to reheat it again during the repair 30 seconds will be enough.

Yousef Ghalib - Réponse

I've been with Samsung for 8 years now!! Never did i have a case on any of my phones My Samsung 8 is 2 months old the case protector around the edge pop off and broke my phone it's like someone put a bullet hole in it

Sherry Carew - Réponse

Not everybody has a microwave. You need to state how long and at what temperature in a conventional oven.

Esmond Pitt - Réponse

Hi, the microware have multiple power 1 to 9, what must be used ?

Regards,

Cedric

Cedric VINCENT - Réponse

Chauffez l'iOpener pendant trente secondes.
  • Chauffez l'iOpener pendant trente secondes.

  • Comme l'iOpener refroidit au cours de la réparation, rechauffez-le à nouveau au micro-ondes, mais ne dépassez pas les trente secondes à chaque fois.

  • Faites attention de ne pas surchauffer l'iOpener pendant la réparation. En cas de surchauffe, l'iOpener risque d'exploser.

  • Ne touchez jamais l'iOpener s'il vous paraît gonflé.

  • Si l'iOpener est encore trop chaud au milieu pour le toucher, continuez de l'utiliser jusqu'à ce qu'il ait assez refroidi pour le chauffer à nouveau. Un iOpener correctement chauffé doit rester chaud pendant 10 minutes environ.

May I know the temperate limit about heating iOpener? (maximum 150 degrees Celsius?) thx so much.

yamayhuang - Réponse

I had to heat mine up for more than 30 seconds. After 30 seconds on high it was only warm. It had to keep trying different times and checking it until it got hot. I think the initial time that I put it in for was over a minute.

whale13 - Réponse

DO NOT USE IN NON ROTATING MICROWAVE! It will pop a hole. I had it in for 45 seconds the first time. It wasn't very hot inside and I saw it started to leak on the paper towel I put under it. Just a fair bit of advice. I think I will just stick with the heat gun. Loud but useful.

Alex Jackson - Réponse

I don't own a microwave.

mdanihy - Réponse

Its again waterproof when you change iphone 7 battery?

Jon - Réponse

I don't have a microwave???

Joe Blow - Réponse

30 sec at which equivalent watts setting and what temperature does iOpener heats up to for 30 secs. Only just bought it so needs info before using it. Thanks

Sam Stieg - Réponse

can i use just ordinary microwave???

juneseok kwon - Réponse

If I don't have a microwave then I try to use hot air gun so how many munuts i want to heat ?

Mohideen Rifay - Réponse

I heated mine up for 30 seconds, tested, then again for 30 seconds. It felt adequately hot. Leaving it on the left side, per the instruction, for a minute did not loosen the adhesive. I ended up pulling the suction cup hard enough to shadder the old screen. Moral of the story, I don't think it gets hot enough safely to have an affect.

Travis Dixon - Réponse

There is a clear problem here with the heating part using the iopener things....no details are given. Whoever is testing them needs to make it clear - What temperature does it need to be? And for which phone models, because they differ in what's needed. It's only £10-15 for a laser guided temp sensor unit, and the designers/repairers should have one of those already for doing these kinds of repairs. Explaining half a repair, is worse than not explaining at all :-(

assortedrubbish - Réponse

I used a hot water bottle, works well as it covers the whole screen and stays hot for longer.

dave - Réponse

If I may suggest include your microwave wattage so people can get an idea on time for there own

Patrick Storey - Réponse

I ended up using a hair dryer. That iOpener thing took forever.

mark fitzgerald - Réponse

30 seconds sure isn’t cutting it… 45 didn’t get the screen of my iPad air 2 to budge either… even after resting on the ipad for 4 minutes.

60 seconds in the microwave, the iOpener burst.

I’ll get a new one and try once more with heating it 45 seconds and repeat that for 30 minutes like others have said here. If that doesn’t work it’ll have to be the heat gun.

K

Karl Marble - Réponse

  • Sortez l'iOpener du micro-ondes en le tenant par l'une des deux extrémités plates pour éviter le milieu qui est très chaud.

  • L'iOpener sera très chaud, alors soyez prudent en le manipulant. Utilisez un gant de cuisine si nécessaire.

Will a hair dryer work for heating the glass?

Me berg - Réponse

Yes, as does a heat gun.

anonymous 4602 - Réponse

I did this repair. I used a hair dryer, I think it works better: gets very hot fast.

Cobus de Beer - Réponse

  • Si la vitre de votre écran est fissurée, limitez la casse et évitez de vous blesser au cours de la réparation en collant de la bande adhésive sur la vitre.

  • Posez des bandes adhésives transparentes se chevauchant sur la vitre de l'iPad jusqu'à ce que toute la surface soit couverte.

    • Ainsi les éclats de verre seront maintenus en place et la structure restera stable lorsque vous ferez levier et soulèverez l'écran.

  • Faites de votre mieux en suivant le reste des instructions du tutoriel. Toutefois, si la vitre est cassée, elle continuera à se fissurer pendant que vous travaillerez. Vous aurez besoin d'un outil en métal pour mettre les éclats de verre de côté.

  • Portez des verres de sécurité pour protéger l'écran et veillez à ne pas abîmer l'écran LCD.

Yes...wear safety glasses for sure when doing this!

Josh West - Réponse

If you have ANY cracks FOR SURE do the tape. I would also make sure to wear safety glasses as it can fly all over even with the tape. And do it somewhere that you don't mind tiny glass shards going everywhere. I had one 3 inch crack in the glass in the lower right corner and it started spidering. The plastic pics don't work once well once they hit a broken point in the glass so you better have a lot of heat to loosen the adhesive, or you end up using an exacto knife to get around the cracked spots.

jesseokerlund - Réponse

On a few occasions I had an unexpected pop as the glass shattered and little shards struck me in the face. I had taped the surface but pieces at the edge still managed to break free. My advice: definitely wear the safety glasses, and definitely tape the entire glass surface.

robertmhussey - Réponse

Echo jesseokerlund's comments that you will have glass flying. I made the mistake of doing the repair at my kitchen table and had a lot of cleanup to do. The job would be much easier if there was no broken glass, and the hardest part is where the glass is broken right next to the bezel. I used the metal spudger to work those pieces free, but it takes some time.

robertmhussey - Réponse

+ 1 on the safety glass, I almost got hurt while doing this.

alexisfogel - Réponse

  • Encore une fois, comme vous risquez de travailler sur du verre brisé au cours de cette procédure, nous vous recommandons vivement de porter des lunettes de sécurité pour vous protéger contre les éclats de verre.

  • Posez l'iOpener à plat sur le bord droit de l'iPad, en le lissant de sorte à assurer un bon contact entre la surface de l'iPad et l'iOpener.

  • Laissez le sac posé sur l'iPad pendant environ 90 secondes avant d'essayer d'ouvrir le panneau frontal.

It is ver likely that the glass you are trying to replace is broken, and this is tempered glass therefore it will chatter in many small pieces while you are working on it. Take this safety advice very seriously and protect your eyes!!! The glass pieces fly everywhere. AGAIN: PROTECT YOUR EYES!!!! BE SAFE!!!

McGiord - Réponse

This last statement cannot be underemphasized! I got two shards of very fine glass into my right eye, luckily got them out right away, before reaching for the safety goggles! Later on, I removed them again because working w/ the small parts was easier. Protect your eyes, people!

Lou Bomski -

Just use some scotch wide transparent tape and cover the broken screen BEFORE you start to taking it apart. It will hold all the shards together and nothing will fly around.

Vatevaaa -

I covered the screen in clear packing tape to control glass particles.

I placed the ipad outside in direct afternoon sunlight for an hour and all of the adhesive was softened quite well.....the screen was off in just a few minutes !

John - Réponse

This is a very good idea John, I wish I'd seen this comment before I spent hours picking tiny bits of glass off the glue!

Tom Scott -

Thumbs up for this tip. I left it out in the sun for 15 min only and it worked a treat. I used a razor blade. The plastic tools are next to useless.

olafgoy -

I had some issues after replacing this cable.

Once I had it in and back together only the down volume was working, and shortly after the gyro gave out.

I ended up going to where the new cable connects to the board, removing it, then replacing it as gently as possible. Not too firm.

I also removed a foam spacer in that area because it was pushed out over the gyro board.

Now I'm back to full functionality!

clatekeen - Réponse

me 2 my volumen up doesn't work and the switch sound/silent any fix?

Zadd -

Badly broken screen, taped and warmed about 15 minutes on heating pad set on high. Perfect, gentle, overall warming! Mark the front with Sharpie, ie WiFi, cable, etc. Used thin metal iSes... type tool and guitar pics. BUY NEW Plastic bezel!!! So super cheap. Rewarm on heating pad as necessary. Compressed air helpful to blow away tiny glass bits. Wear glasses! Take breaks! This is easy if you warm carefully and are patient!

Max - Réponse

I am in the process of replacing a shattered screen on an iPad 3 wifi, and I literally was removing glass piece by piece! I do recommend having a roll of wide clear sealing tape at hand. Then, when you see loose glass shards, pull off about 4 to 5 inches, and stick the tape to pick up the loose glass, and once in a while, fold the tape onto itself (sticky to sticky side), and set it aside. This helps keep it from getting everywhere. Also, spread news paper under your work. Some people don't really think of these things, but the fact is, hardened glass will find its way into your skin very easily. Extremely sharp!

dbrown900 - Réponse

Have not attempted this repair on my wife's iPad 2, but is there a reason that you put the iOpener on top of the device rather than putting the device on top of the iOpener? After all, heat rises.

Stephen Weber - Réponse

  • Il y a un petit espace dans l'anneau adhésif de l'iPad, dans le coin supérieur droit de l'iPad à environ 2,0 pouces (~ 5 cm) du haut de l'iPad. Vous allez exploiter cette faiblesse.

  • Alignez l'outil avec le bouton du silencieux. Insérez la pointe d'un outil d'ouverture en plastique dans l'espace entre la vitre frontale et le joint en plastique. Insérez juste la pointe de l'outil d'ouverture, juste assez pour élargir la fissure.

  • Il faudra un peu forcer pour arriver à coincer la pointe de l'outil d'ouverture entre le verre et le plastique. Travaillez patiemment et avec précaution, en agitant l'outil d'ouverture en plastique d'avant en arrière si nécessaire.

there is the power flex cable near the top right side of the screen. It could be damaged is not careful.

ChiangFeng Li - Réponse

Yes, I severed this one on my first attempt. Might note that you want to start prying open below the sound controls. Additionally I found that a razor was helpful in getting the first pic into the device. Obviously you want to be careful as a razor could cause some serious damage, but I just used the tip of the metal to get some space to fit a pick.

Nick Dresang - Réponse

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.

Logan Kennedy - Réponse

There is a way of making the Wifi/Bluetooth Antenna replacement much easier. If you have a steady hand and a soldering iron simply desolder the connecting cable from the bottom of the antenna and solder it back onto the new antenna. This means there is no need to dismantle the iPad and the repair is much faster. Hope this helps :-)

Richard - Réponse

The process was pretty straightforward, you do need to be careful in a few spots (like the wifi antenna in the lower right) but overall I found it to be of medium level of difficulty.

It took me 2.5hrs to slowly dismantle and replace the broken screen.

Here are some tips I learned while doing it:

- instead of plastic spudger, better to use kit knife or razor blade. I found plastic to bend and malform quite easily.

- watch out for lower right corner where wifi antenna sits, it's easy to damage it

- if you have a cracked screen, use protective goggles - i used tape to secure broken glass pieces together, but that didn't quite work and lots of glass was flying as I was prying the screen off the ipad

- opening tool you put in the microwave sold here is not worth it - didn't do that great for me. I mostly used a hair drier and was very successful melting adhesive

- tools I'd only need again to do it again - guitar picks, kit knife, phillips screwdriver, hair drier :D

Overall, I found it to be quite interesting project!

michalmotykiewicz - Réponse

Seconding the problem about plastic components. They just aren't strong / precise enough to fight this glass. Save them for the really nasty bits like the wifi cable, and use an X-Acto or equivalent everywhere else.

Golden Neckbeard -

Wish I would have seen your comment before I went through it. Switched to a razor blade and that helped for sure. Thought about a hair dryer as well but stuck with the micro heating tool. Probably should have done the dryer. :-/

Josh West -

Had much more success using the metal spudger versus the plastic opening tool that came with the front panel kit.

Paul Boyer - Réponse

I had success using Paddle Pop sticks instead of guitar picks. (not sure what they are called in the US). The guitar picks tended to deform and melt with the heat of my hot gun. The glue used to attach the screen is just amazingly strong! It takes a lot of patience to remove all the fragments. I have done about 6 screens now and it is a turdful job!

Jack - Réponse

I think we call those popsicle sticks. They seem kind of thick for this, at least a lot thicker than a guitar pick.

John -

It is not glue, they use a very strong double sided 3M tape

Odus182 -

Pay attention to the Power Button cable located in the upper right corner !!!

Nathan - Réponse

Successful battery change but I did sever the cord/ribbon to the power/sleep button. As my iPad had been opened before at a repair shop, I think they put adhesive over the cord as the small section was stuck underneath the LCD, barely visible. So be careful not to put adhesive above that exposed ribbon/cord to the power/sleep button or the next time you open it up, it's severed.

Breadman - Réponse

On the iPad 2 I repaired, the opening started at 1 inch and ended at 3mm.

Justin H - Réponse

Like others i found the plastic tool pretty useless. Exacto, razor blade, or small metal pick/pry tool works much better to get that first guitar pick inserted. Be careful not to damage the bezel too much. Unless to plan to replace it.

B Kirkham - Réponse

If you have an iPAD that has been repaired before note that the adhesive strip might not have an opening by the volume control as shown. I replaced the glass and the new glass had a 2" gap to the left of the Home button only.

winwoodc - Réponse

The glass is much thinner than you'd think and I broke mine trying to lever it off before the adhesive has softened enough. Be VERY gentle!

winwoodc - Réponse

My plastic opening tool broke in no time flat. Perhaps I was pressing down too hard and not wiggling it enough. But for me I found that the metal spudger was the best tool for the job. I was able to wiggle it while slowly prying up the glass and once it was under the surface of the glass I was able to work it along the edge quite easily. I saw that some people used a razor blade but I would be afraid the blade would break. The metal spudger was just thin enough to do the job well.

robertmhussey - Réponse

  • Assurez-vous de placer l'outil à l'endroit approprié entre le joint de l'écran en plastique et la vitre tactile.

This visual is helpful. It would be great also to have a diagram of the top of the ipad, marked with "top," "bottom," "left," "right," and then an arrow pointing to each of the problematic areas, such as wifi cable, digitizer cable, etc. It would be easier to see the whole schematic while working rather than scrolling through the instructions and trying to visualize each piece separately. Good to see where to be careful...

Christa - Réponse

  • En maintenant la pointe de l'outil en plastique coincée entre la vitre frontale et le joint en plastique, glissez un médiator en plastique dans la fente, juste à droite de l'outil en plastique.

My screen was too broken for this "heat, cut with picks, and leave in place" method to work anywhere but the top, where it was essentially undamaged.

I wound up using a spudger through all the cracked sections to pry upwards just *inside* the perimeter of the adhesive, intentionally breaking the digitizer and the glass further, until I could remove the entire front panel except for the adhered portions - about half the perimeter in my case.

I then used tools to pry up the glass from the *opposite* direction, that is the broken interior edge I had earlier created, thus not having to fight the bezel and also having a clear line of sight to any interior components I might be damaging.

Of course, doing it this way made it much easier to drop tiny shards of glass all over the interior, but I found a little diligent cleaning much easier than trying to keep the glass intact while breaking the glue, as in this guide.

Golden Neckbeard - Réponse

I found that using a scraper blade was the easiest way to get under the glass, both for broken and unbroken areas.

Jeff Snider - Réponse

  • Retirez de l'iPad l'outil en plastique et poussez le médiator plus en avant sous la vitre frontale, à environ 0,5 inches (1,2 cm) du bord.

It should be noted that the glass can be much more difficult to remove when it is cracked and shattered (as is usually the reason for replacement) . Depending on the location and severity of the cracks, the order and technique of removal requires modification.

I have found that putting a layer of clear packing tape over the entire screen is helpful, wether it's cracked or not. It will prevent the spraying of glass shards, should the glass break while separating the adhesive; with a broken screen, it should eliminate the risk of cutting yourself during removal, as well as hold all the pieces together. Unfortunately, it also makes the iOpener slightly less effective, so peel it back when applying it. Suction cups can also be helpful during final removal of the glass.

Having a hot air gun/pencil can be helpful in removing smaller pieces if broken glass that remain once the bulk of it is removed.

Nick V - Réponse

Just trashed an I pad... Not an electronics person. Did an iphone 5 battery with no problems was following instructions and once I hit the next step I realized I had already screwed up the screen... Moving forward tring to unhook LCD pictures are not very clear on which direction to push or pull so broke that... Now writing a review on it... Take it to a pro if you aren't certain!

rondiedonelson - Réponse

I found that the adhesive could be separated when the pick or spudger was in at a depth of between 1/4" (6.4 mm) and 3/8" (9.5 mm). You can always go back and work it in deeper if you are having trouble separating.

robertmhussey - Réponse

Yoh but this is not so simple of your screen is shattered to the edges. Basically I had to lift, shatter more, and then pick off the splintered glass with tweezers bit by bit. Patience is a virtue here. I gave up on saving the adhesive and used it to help remove the splinters. I basically removed the edges of the iPad like that and then lift glass off. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. I would be blind now if I didn’t. wifi antenna -Go slow make sure it’s hot +check what you are doing in the crack. Remove all splinters fromiPad when it’s open. Clean LCD with a microfibre cloth and inside of your new digitizer. When I first reassembled, the home button didn’t work. I reopened and made sure the two gold connectors align with the two spikes on the body. I placed the home button board face down onto the connector spikes with adhesive on the other side, then lowered the digitiser onto it so the board would stick to the digitiser. Notes: forget plastic spudger they’re only place holders, I used a blade knife and metal Spudgers

Sarah Pegden - Réponse

  • Pendant que vous travaillez à ôter l'adhésif sur le côté droit de l'iPad, faites à nouveau chauffer l'iOpener et placez-le sur le bord inférieur de l'iPad.

I have found that its better to put more than one pick down the side of the screen to keep it open and prevent it from sticking back down.

Roberto Enrieu - Réponse

  • Pendant que l'iOpener chauffe le bord inférieur, commencez à décoller l'adhésif du bord droit de l'iPad.

  • Faites glisser le médiator vers le bas le long du bord de l'iPad et décollez l'adhésif au fur et à mesure.

  • L'adhésif est très fort et vous devrez forcer autant que nécessaire. Travaillez soigneusement.

  • Si vous voyez que le bout du médiator dépasse du côté de la vitre, tirez-le un peu en arrière. En utilisant le médiator à ce niveau, vous n'endommagerez rien et vous enlèverez les restes de colle sur tout le LCD.

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  • Il sera peut-être nécessaire de reposer l'iOpener chauffé sur le bord droit de l'iPad au cours de la procédure. Cela dépend du temps que l'iPad a pu refroidir pendant que travaillez dessus.

  • Si le médiator reste pris dans l'adhésif, faites-le "pivoter" le long du bord de l'iPad, en continuant ainsi à enlever l'adhésif.

The volume power button cable is really close to the edge and is frequently loose and non adherent to the frame. If your pick is deep into the iPad, you are almost sure to cut the cable. Be very cautious around the top right corner of the iPad.

silvain1038 - Réponse

I absolutely severed this cable when loosening the adhesive around the volume button area. There is really no way of knowing if this cable somewhat elevated from the frame and therefore susceptible to being cut, and it happens to be right where one starts to remove the face with the guitar picks. The cable is directly in from the down volume button, so be extra careful not to put the guitar pick in too far in this area. I recommend buying a power/volume button cable just in case. Replacing this cable is also not easy, but doable. Just try to avoid doing it.

nickmalmquist - Réponse

Why not work in reverse to the top edge, and back around to the area where that cable may be unsecured? Haven't don't an iPad (yet, staring one in the face right now) but that would be my alternative so the screen is mostly loose and you could possibly see the cable looking from the now open left side of the glass?

Matt Needham - Réponse

  • Avant d'enlever le premier médiator du bord inférieur de l'iPad, insérez un deuxième médiator sous le bord droit de la vitre frontale pour l'empêcher de se recoller à l'adhésif.

  • Faites à nouveau chauffer l'iOpener et posez-le sur le bord supérieur de l'iPad.

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  • Les prochaines étapes nécessitent d'extrêmes précautions.

  • L'antenne Wi-Fi est attachée au bord droit inférieur du boîtier arrière de l'iPad par des vis et un câble. En raison de l'orientation de l'antenne Wi-Fi, il est impératif de procéder avec précaution sous peine d'endommager irréversiblement l'antenne Wi-Fi.

  • Vous devez enlever l'adhésif fixant l'antenne au panneau frontal sans endommager les pièces délicates attachant l'antenne au bas de l'iPad. Suivez soigneusement les prochaines étapes.

I cut through my wifi cable partially, but it still works (surprisingly). I'd recommend staying well clear of this with the pick. When you go to lift the screen (future step, NOT NOW), use a really good light, start to lift the glass slightly at the corner and you will be able to see the cable. Then you can heat it more and watch the cable as you pull through the adhesive there making sure your not catching the cable.

B Kirkham - Réponse

If you heat the sides and top, releasing the adhesive, you can peel the broken glass front panel up from the body and with a little force the bottom comes loose. This avoids working around and damaging the Wi-Fi Antennae.

Michael Vovaris - Réponse

I know it is hard to tell from the photo, but the Wi-Fi antenna is kind of like a flap that opens on the right and is attached on the left. So if you use a pick to slide from right to left, the pick might slide under the flap and then sever how it is attached. When I had my pick just to the right of where the Wi-Fi antenna is, I was able to twist my pick a little (like you are tightening a screw) and pry the screen up where the antenna is located. Then I just moved my pick to the left of the antenna and could continue loosening the screen.

Laurie Higgins - Réponse

Irreversible damage to the Wi-Fi antenna is nearly unavoidable, but this is not the end of the world since you can pick up a perfectly fine replacement on-line for a few bucks. Many digitizer screen replacement kits include a new WiFi antenna and new bezel since removing the screen without damage to these is also nearly impossible. If your iPad is old enough to need a new battery, and you plan on keeping it thru at least another battery's expected life span, then I would plan on replacing the digitizer screen, bezel, and WiFi antenna as part of the battery replacement. The battery is going to be the most expensive of the set, say around $15 (US), and adding the other three will only add about another $15 (check the prices in ebay, amazon, etc.). Removing the screen often results in damage to the on/off and volume control cable since it too runs along the upper right hand edge of the base right under the screen. If you cut thru this then add another $1 to replace it too.

Jerry - Réponse

Based on my experience just (nearly) completing this job on an iPad 2, CDMA, is that the trickiest step is reconnecting the three CDMA antenna cables on the underside of the CDMA chip that is part of the logic board assembly. These are nearly microscopic button connectors (maybe 0.5 mm in diameter). I needed 8X magnification glasses, very bright light, tweezers, and incredible luck to get these reattached. They pop off no problem, but getting them positioned to apply pop-on force takes a LOT of patients! Maybe someone knows a trick to doing this? There’s a similar connector on the WiFi cable but the chip it attaches to can be removed from the logic board so you’re able to manage positioning them interdependently. The CDMA chip is attached (soldered?) to the logic board and the three button connectors are on the underside, and pretty close to one another, so getting all THREE attached and then the logic board in place is a miracle.

Jerry - Réponse

  • Glissez le médiator dans le coin inférieur droit de l'iPad pour y décoller l'adhésif.

  • Ne glissez pas le médiator plus loin que le coin inférieur droit. Vous endommageriez l'antenne Wi-Fi.

Be sure to have a replacement Bluetooth Wi-Fi antenna because it is very likely to get the cable broken at this step.

McGiord - Réponse

Be extremely careful and patient at this step. Proceed slowly with only the tip ( 1/16th in. - 2mm max.) of the pick. There are two tinny screws that attach the bottom of the antenna to the iPad frame. This antenna part is easly severed if the pick goes too far.

Happenned to me and had to replace the antenna.

Marc Bouchard - Réponse

  • Pendant cette étape, vous devez faire glisser le médiator le long du bord inférieur droit du panneau frontal. L'antenne Wi-Fi est très proche du coin et se coupe facilement, si l'adhésif est décollé de façon incorrecte.

  • Ne retirez pas complètement le médiator sous la vitre tactile, mais seulement jusqu'à ce que environ 1/8ème de sa pointe reste en dessous de la vitre tactile.

  • Faites glisser la pointe du médiator le long du bord inférieur de l'iPad pour décoller l'adhésif de l'antenne Wi-Fi.

I nearly broke my wifi antenna because I didn't read this whole step clearly and didn't go backwards and release the antenna from the front panel. Admittedly, this is my own fault but I've edited the step to make this point more clear.

Logan Kennedy - Réponse

My screen was way too shattered for me to be able to use the screen instructions as suggested, so I followed the general principal but ignored the order around, because that simply wouldn't have worked...and destroyed the antenna.

Maybe step one should be "BE CAREFUL IN THIS CORNER OR YOU WILL BREAK THE ANTENNA!" A diagram highlighting where all the cables (antenna, digitiser, volume, toggle switch) lie with the screen still attached would be helpful too.

HRB - Réponse

Or maybe you should have read the entire thing before starting if you were not planing on following it step by step

Hawesg Garrett -

I Broke my antenna like many others. It is glued to the glass and has 1mm thick foam backing that is also glued to the inner case. Then there is a tiny grounding connector screwed at the lower edge of the case. Once you can get things loosened up around this antenna, you will need to detach this antenna from the glass. Work at it with your picks or spudger until you get it free, if you do not get it to release from the glass you will break the grounding ribbon. I bought a cheap aftermarket antenna on amazon for $3. turns out it has a bad cable coming from it. I was able to unsolder the cable from the one I broke and solder it to the new antenna.

chrisnewitt - Réponse

This BEGS for an Archer "Just The Tip" reference.

Christian - Réponse

It wasn't obvious to me at first that I'd broken the antenna. A picture of the antenna that works compared with one that is broken would be useful. Fortunately I'd ordered the replacement part just in case, as suggested.

I think using extra heat on this spot may make it easier to unstick without breaking the antenna?

A diagram of what the antenna looks like, from the side, would make it clearer what to do with the pick. You are trying to detach the antenna from the glass, without ripping it off where it's screwed into the bottom of the ipad. Since you can't see what you are doing, and the antenna is quite fragile, that's tricky.

I think once you've broken one you would know better how to do it. When you slide the pick to the right you need to be sure the pick is moving above the antenna and not snagging on it in any way, and you need to be sure the antenna is completely detached from the glass, so you don't tear it when you lift the glass up.

Chris Jordan - Réponse

Can anybody give me a clue as to what the exact part is in step 57, As there are slightly different cables for the ipad 2, Mine is A1395, Thanks.

Jasper - Réponse

  • Une fois que vous avez dépassé l'antenne Wi-Fi (à peu près 7 cm à partir du bord droit ou directement à côté du bouton home), réinsérez complètement le médiator.

  • Faites glisser le médiator vers la droite, pour décoller l'adhésif fixant l'antenne Wi-Fi à la vitre frontale.

    • L'antenne est attachée au bas de l'iPad par des vis et un câble. Au cours de cette étape, vous détachez l'antenne de la vitre frontale. Ainsi vous ne risquerez pas d'endommager l'antenne lorsque vous enlèverez le panneau.

Be extremely cautious on this step! I did it wrong and my antenna went to !@#$.

Lars Lien Ankile - Réponse

Also once it is unattached from the front panel, if the antennas adhesive touches the glass again it can re-adhere to front panel and may rip apart after all. Keep a close eye on it or leave a pick or card in there to prevent it from re-sticking.

Danny Hartley - Réponse

  • Continuez à décoller l'adhésif le long du bord inférieur de l'iPad, en tirant le médiator vers l'arrière de façon à contourner le bouton home, puis en le réinsérant sur à peu près 1,2 cm de sa longueur une fois le bouton home dépassé.

  • Si l'adhésif s'est trop refroidi le long du bord inférieur, faites à nouveau chauffer l'iOpener pour pouvoir travailler l'adhésif ramolli.

  • Ne faites jamais chauffer l'iOpener plus d'une minute à la fois et attendez toujours au moins deux minutes avant de le remettre à chauffer.

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  • Continuez à décoller l'adhésif tout le long du bord inférieur de l'iPad.

    • Si vous avez un iPad 4, insérez au maximum 1,2 cm du médiator dans cette zone pour éviter d'endommager la nappe du bouton home.

  • Laissez le médiator coincé sous la vitre frontale à côté du bouton home.

This should include details about the Home Button Ribbon Cable. Unlike an iPad 3 (which doesn't have this cable) the iPad 4 has a Home Button Ribbon Cable that runs along the left side of the Home Button and is adhered to the glass. If the guitar pick is inserted too far (more than 0.5") it is possible to damage or sever this cable.

robjpete - Réponse

There is a reason this is an iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC-2560 repair guide. This guide isn't for iPad 3 or 4...

Christian -

I think the guides carry common steps between them. I'm reading this string of comments on multiple ipad 3/4 repair guides.

Anticept - Réponse

Can I suggest putting the warning in red at the top of the instruction rather than half-way through it? I work from these guides by scrolling through them as I go, and I'd already put the spudger through the ribbon cable before I read the warning!

spl23 - Réponse

  • Faites à nouveau chauffer l'iOpener au micro-ondes et posez-le sur le bord gauche de l'iPad pour faire ramollir l'adhésif à cet endroit.

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  • Faites glisser le médiator le long du bord supérieur de l'iPad en le tirant légèrement vers l'extérieur pour contourner le support de la caméra avant.

  • L'adhésif est très épais cet endroit et vous devrez forcer un peu. Progressez soigneusement et lentement en veillant à ni glisser, ni vous blesser, ni endommager votre iPad.

  • Si l'adhésif a trop refroidi, reposez l'iOpener le long du bord supérieur et continuez votre travail. Si l'iOpener a trop refroidi, faites-le à nouveau chauffer.

  • Si le médiator reste coincé dans l'adhésif, faites-le "pivoter" comme expliqué dans l'étape 9.

In my case I damaged the right GSM antenna which was somehow sticked to the front panel... Be really careful as I really didn't felt that I was damaging anything...

MattLise Gaillzik - Réponse

+1 on the right 3g antenna - it is adhered to the glass and I cut right through it with the opening pick. The replacement included adhesive to re-stick it to the glass, so this is a definite feature of this antenna. This is a thin film similar to the wifi antenna, so maybe going around it at a shallow depth from the corner to the camera and then returning to the corner slightly deeper would allow you to separate the antenna from the glass without damaging it.

doog - Réponse

Be very careful when going around the front camera, I cracked my screen by prying up too much and causing too much stress!

Rowdydtk - Réponse

The GSM component is glued to the screen with different adhesive (more like glue). I managed to not damage this but it was really tricky. The guitar pick is too thick and weak to release this from the screen. Id recommend you wait until you lift the glass (future step, NOT NOW). Then, with a good light you'll see the white plastic adhered to the glass. A thin metal pick or exacto is needed to patiently cut & pry your way through the adhesive. Careful of the camera as your pulling in that direction.

B Kirkham - Réponse

  • Continuez à décoller l'adhésif le long du bord supérieur de l'iPad et faites glisser le médiator autour du coin supérieur gauche.

  • Si l'adhésif a suffisamment ramolli, enlevez l'iOpener de l'iPad ; ce sera plus pratique. Toutefois, si l'adhésif est encore plutôt visqueux, faites à nouveau chauffer l'iOpener et posez-le sur le bord gauche pendant que vous travaillez.

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  • Faites glisser le médiator le long du bord gauche de l'iPad pour décoller l'adhésif. Tout le long du côté gauche, l'adhésif est mince à cause du numériseur. Assurez-vous que le médiateur ne rentre pas trop profond (1,2 cm max) pour éviter d'endommager le numériseur.

  • La nappe du numériseur est située à environ 5 cm du bas de l'iPad. Arrêtez de glisser le médiator un peu moins de 6 cm avant le bas de l'iPad.

The second photo does not show the iPad 4's Home Button Ribbon Cable.

robjpete - Réponse

Because this is for an iPad 2

Odus182 -

@odus182 It says clear as day that this is an iPad 4 guide!

Mike Enos -

This is the hardest part the digitizer cable runs the length of this side and u have to be very carefull with the pick . Only go in an 1/8 inch I severed it by going the half (recommended) luckily I had a new screen standing by . I used I opener for heating and it was slow but ok.

wperrin623 - Réponse

How do i fix my digitiser if it's broken? Do i need to buy a new iPad screen with digitiser?

Jenny Le - Réponse

just ruined my digitiser..any ideas how to fix it?

dleimonis -

There is an error in the red text in this step. It says ‘The digitizer cable is located approximately 2" from the bottom of the iPad’. The next sentence says .. ‘Stop sliding the pick when you get ~2.25" from the bottom of the iPad.. This will slice and ruin that cable. The last sentence should read ‘Stop sliding the pick when you get ~1.75" from the bottom of the iPad.’ so you stop cutting glue before you get to the digitizer cable.

@Jenny & @dleimonis - you can buy the digitizer and new cable by itself if you do not need an LCD also. They are separate parts.

Jon Lucenius - Réponse

  • Avec le médiator toujours placé sous le bord inférieur de l'iPad, décollez l'adhésif le long du coin inférieur gauche.

  • Le bas de la nappe du numériseur se trouve à seulement ~2,5 cm du bas de l'iPad. Progressez soigneusement et lentement en veillant à ne pas couper la nappe.

If your screen is broken or shattered there are no worries with the digitizer cable, It is all on the new screen.

Danny Hartley - Réponse

Exactly. I purposely severed mine as it was a complete screen replacement and made the LCD removal easier.

jesseokerlund - Réponse

  • Avec un des médiators, soulevez le coin inférieur gauche de l'iPad et saisissez-le de vos doigts.

  • Il est possible que l'adhésif se soit recollé en partie le long du périmètre de l'iPad. Si c'est le cas, faites glisser un médiator sous le bord de l'iPad à l'endroit où la vitre frontale s'est recollée et "coupez" l'adhésif.

Should be right-hand corner

longg - Réponse

Be very careful when pushing the guitar pick around the corner of the power/volume buttons. The ribbon cable for these buttons may be stuck to the adhesive and break when lifting the screen or when sliding the pick along this area. I have done 4 iPad 2 repairs and at least one of the delicate components do not make it. I would recommend ordering a wi-fi/bluetooth antenna, bezel with strips, and a power/volume cable. It is nice to have a "just-in-case" part or two, they are very inexpensive. I noticed that the I tended to break one of these delicate components when the screen was shattered in the area of those components.

thetechandtutor - Réponse

I absolutely severed this cable when loosening the adhesive around the volume button area. There is really no way of knowing if this cable somewhat elevated from the frame and therefore susceptible to being cut, and it happens to be right where one starts to remove the face with the guitar picks. The cable is directly in from the down volume button, so be extra careful not to put the guitar pick in too far in this area. I recommend buying a power/volume button cable just in case. Replacing this cable is also not easy, but doable. Just try to avoid doing it.

nickmalmquist - Réponse

At this point it is a good idea to get the packing tape back out and wrap it around 2 or 3 of your fingers making a circle with the sticky on the outside. Make it loose enough you can place your fingers on the table surface to the side and pull your fingers out. When you remove all the tiny parts/screws in the next steps put them on top of the tape so you know exactly where they are when you need them

windizy - Réponse

  • Saisissez l'iPad par les coins droits inférieur et supérieur et faites pivoter la vitre frontale pour l'éloigner de l'iPad.

  • Vérifiez qu'il n'y ait plus d'adhésif qui colle et coupez avec un médiator tout adhésif maintenant encore la vitre frontale.

Check to the right of the Home button to see if the wifi/bluetooth antenna is still stuck to the glass side or has released. If it is still stuck to the glass use the guitar pick to carefully scrape it off. If your goal is to replace the antenna, then you needn't be so careful.

jerry81 - Réponse

Be very careful not to touch the LCD. It's a pain to remove smudges. One thing that might help when you need to hold it while reattaching it during reassembly: attach a small suction cup to the metal side. That way you can avoid touching the sides where your hand might slip to the LCD side.

patjmccarthy - Réponse

Do you need to use some adhesive strips to remount the plastic bezel? The bezel I ordered didn't come with any and the ones you can order only seem to have strips for mounting the glass and not the bezel.

James - Réponse

You'd better. The original bezel is glued. You can find 3mm fine/double-sided (black) tape on Amazon. I use it when I replace the bezel because they fit perfectly under the bezel. I use for all sorts of repairs on iPhones, Samsungs, etc. Such as this [one|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GIS...]

Rany -

In order to prevent touching the LCD screen with your finger(s), I use the thin plastic food wrapper to cover it. It will temporary stick to the LCD screen and provide excellent protection from fingerprints.

Th Th - Réponse

Very good suggestion. It worked like a charm.

Laurie Higgins -

you can use latex gloves to keep smudges and finger prints from the screen. I'm getting ready to repair mine, thanks for all the comments and tips. Btw, I wonder if a vacuum cleaner would work for removing small pieces of glass.

De Dios sept.10 2014

dediosjon - Réponse

where is the connecotr for home button at the ipad 3....i have nothin where i can plug in the flex cable comin from the button

Georg Heinze - Réponse

Go slowly as you lift up the glass and be sure that you are not tearing a ribbon cable. When I lifted the glass the digitizer cable was torn and unusable. Perhaps I had cut it with the pick/spudger but it tore completely off when I lifted the glass. Good thing I had purchased the full front panel assembly with the digitizer (IF116-018-3).

robertmhussey - Réponse

When reassembling I used canned air to blow off dust on the LCD before closing it up.

robertmhussey - Réponse

You can use a clean soft brush like a make-up brush or small paint brush to brush off the LCD.

Laurie Higgins - Réponse

I like how the pictures show an intact screen being removed (although the one in step 4 has a couple of cracks in). I don’t know if anyone would have the luxury of being able to remove a screen in one piece, the ipads I've fixed have been completely smashed pretty much all the way around the outside of the lcd underneath. I used this guide to know where to watch for cables etc - very helpful. I end up using a window scraper/razor to scrape off the glass shards/adhesive around the edge. Glass shards/dust all over the lcd is easy enough to get off but cleaning the lcd after that is a real pain. Does anyone have any suggestions how to clean the lcd properly?

jmzaj - Réponse

  • Dévissez les quatre vis cruciformes de 2,0 mm fixant le LCD au boîtier arrière.

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  • Soulevez le LCD par son côté long le plus proche des boutons de volume et faites-le pivoter pour le sortir du boîtier arrière.

  • Posez le LCD sur le panneau frontal comme sur la seconde photo.

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  • Avec le bord d'un outil en plastique, ouvrez soigneusement le clapet de retenue des deux prises ZIF de la nappe du numériseur.

  • Veillez à faire levier sur les clapets de retenue et non sur les prises mêmes.

  • Les clapets de retenue sont entourés en rouge sur la seconde photo.

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  • Avec le bord d'un outil en plastique, dégagez la nappe du numériseur des plaques sur la carte mère.

  • Décollez soigneusement la nappe du numériseur de l'adhésif la fixant au côté du boîtier arrière.

It is a really good idea to apply a bit of heat to this ribbon cable prior to removal. Ribbon cables that are held in place with adhesive can tear easily. Taking a moment to warm it up will help make the removal much easier.

Joshua - Réponse

  • Tirez la nappe du numériseur tout droit hors de ses deux prises sur la carte mère.

After I replaced the digitizer only half the screen is working. Any reason for this problem ?

Pedro Trindade - Réponse

When reassembling, don’t remove the adhesive strip until you’re sure the new cable is inserted correctly and locked in place. Place the LCD panel inside the case, and the screen inside the bezel, turn on the iPad. If you can drag an icon across the screen, from top to bottom, left to right, your screen is correctly installed and you can proceed removing the adhesive.

Candice McDowell - Réponse

  • Pour retirer l'ensemble du panneau frontal, il faut que la nappe coulisse entre le boîtier et le LCD. Vous devez déplacer le LCD pour avoir plus de place.

    • Faites très attention quand vous déplacez le LCD et n'essayez pas de l'enlever de l'iPad — son câble reste connecté pendant qu'il est rabattu.

  • Soulevez le LCD par son côté long le plus loin de la nappe du numériseur et reposez-le délicatement sur le boîtier arrière — comme on ferme un livre.

  • Pendant que vous soulevez le LCD, éloignez délicatement le panneau frontal de l'iPad. Veillez à ne pas accrocher le boîtier arrière ou le LCD avec la nappe du numériseur.

    • Reposez et laissez le LCD dans l'iPad.

(Step 14 should be deleted.)

John Cain - Réponse

why it should be deleted?

i think it's necessary to remove the digitizer cable before we lift up the logicboard

Can Han -

It should go without saying, but anytime you are handling the LCD, try to only touch the edges. Otherwise you'll be scrubbing fingerprints for 15 minutes. Not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything.

Ed Chapman - Réponse

random question...........1 problem i've ran into in the past is the digitizer cable is so long on aftermarket screens the adhesive isn't strong enough to hold the glass down around the digitizer area where it is folded.

would it help to have a 2nd person tilt glass straight up off table and tuck some extra cable under the lcd or will this cause a problem with the lcd itself?

Jason S - Réponse

  • Dévissez les deux vis cruciformes #00 de 2,1 mm fixant la carte de contrôle de l'ensemble bouton home.

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  • Avec la pointe d'une spatule (spudger), dégagez délicatement la carte de contrôle du bouton home de ses dispositifs de montage sur le panneau frontal.

  • Soulevez et ôtez de l'ensemble panneau frontal la carte de contrôle du bouton home.

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Conclusion

Pour réassembler votre appareil, suivez ces instructions en sens inverse et utilisez notre tutoriel pour l'adhésif du panneau frontal de l'iPad 2 pour refixer le panneau frontal.

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