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iPad速 Air Repair Flowchart


Back Up Your Device Repairing a device comes with the risk of damaging important components and losing data. Before repairing, securely back up your device. Back Up Via iTunes Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. Select your device in the upper right corner and select Back Up Now in the Backups Window. Back Up Via iCloud Make sure you are connected to the internet via WiFi. Go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup. Switch iCloud Backup to ON and tap Back Up Now.

Tools Needed

Guitar Pick

#00 Phillips Screwdriver

Heat Tool

Spudger or Pry Tool

(Heat Gun or Hair Dryer) 2

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iSesamo

Tweezers

(optional)


Watch the Video Before you begin, watch our online repair video. Visit our YouTube channel and find your device.

www.YouTube.com/iCrackediPhoneRepair

Important Tips Take Your Time Allow 1-2 hours for this repair and be patient. Most mistakes are caused by rushing through the steps. Resting time for the adhesive to set will also be required after the repair. Be Gentle Remember that you are handling fragile hardware. Stay Organized Note the placement of screws and small parts as you disassemble the device. Keep screws and small parts from each step separate and laid out on a clean flat surface. Use the included logo magnet to keep screws from rolling away. Use a paperweight to hold your booklet open or follow the flowchart online. Warranty Information We offer a lifetime warranty on any unused component that still has all protective films and stickers attached, or that is not functioning properly. You have waived the option for professional repair by attempting this on your own, therefore accepting responsibility for the outcome. The Apple warranty is void when the device is damaged, but further opening the device will void any supplemental insurance you may have purchased. More help and info can be found at iCracked.com/warranty. iPad Air Screen Replacement

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Apply Heat & Insert iSesamo

Heat Tool

iSesamo

Moving in a circular motion around the frame, heat all four sides of the digitizer using the hot air gun or hair dryer. Once the glass reaches a temperature between 100째 and 120째 the adhesive will begin to loosen. Insert Tool Here

Display/Screen iPad Frame

In the upper left corner of the iPad, insert your iSesamo between the aluminum frame and glass. Note: Keep your heat gun or hair dryer ready as the digitizer will continue to cool. Frequently applying heat will keep the adhesive loose and allow removal of the digitizer assembly.

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Heat & Lift Glass

Heat Tool

iSesamo

Guitar Pick

Using the iSesamo or metal spudger, start along the upper left corner of the iPad to heat and lift the glass (accompanying video shows iPad laying upside down). Once you have an opening, insert a guitar pick to prevent the glass from adhering back to the frame. Note: On a badly damaged digitizer, pieces of glass will break off as you start heating and lifting the digitizer. If the LCD is exposed from a badly damaged digitizer DO NOT apply direct heat onto the LCD.

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Move Down & Right

Heat Tool

iSesamo

Guitar Pick

Continue creating a gap with the spudger or iSesamo and slowly move down the left side of the iPad. Insert a guitar pick about every 2 to 3 inches.

Heat the bottom of the iPad again, and use the spudger to separate along the bottom edge, going around the home button. Insert guitar picks for the glass to rest on.

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Move Across the Top

Heat Tool

iSesamo

Guitar Pick

Move back to the top of the iPad and apply a bit more heat. Use the spudger to hold the corner open so you have enough space to insert the iSesamo. Two antennas are located to the left and right of the front facing camera. They are adhered to the glass of the digitizer assembly. Hold the iSesamo as close to the glass as possible and use a sawing motion to carefully separate the cables from the glass. Use this motion to the sides of the camera as indicated by the alternating arrows in the photo above, but go around the camera once you reach the center of this edge. Insert guitar picks to hold.

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IMPORTANT!

Before you open the iPad be aware that the home button flex cable is still attached to the glass and can be easily damaged. Open the device slowly and carefully.

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Heat Right Side

Heat Tool

Now that you have separated the top, bottom, and left sides of the iPad, apply heat along the right edge. As you heat, slowly begin to open the iPad on the left side. As adhesive strips may fall, make sure they are moved away from the LCD so they do not re-adhere to other surfaces.

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Lay Open Digitizer

Heat Tool

iSesamo

Once the digitizer is free from the frame; lay the digitizer open like a book as shown. Separate more of the adhesive by running the iSesamo along the fold between the frame and screen. CAUTION: Do NOT insert tools at the area indicated by the red ovals above. Note: With a badly damaged digitizer, pieces of glass may have fallen onto the LCD. Remove the glass using a very soft bristled brush such as a cosmetic brush. The key is to not scratch the LCD.

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Remove Corner Screws

Phillips screwdriver

Tweezers (optional)

Remove four Phillips screws from each corner of the LCD. The upper screws are covered with tape. Lift the tape with tweezers to expose the screws; do not remove tape. Note: The screw in the upper right corner (blue circle) is a different size than the other three. Make note of this as you set it aside for reassembly. iPad Air Screen Replacement

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Lift & Protect LCD

A

B

Spudger

A. Place a clean piece of paper over the lower half of the frame to prevent adhesive residue from sticking to the LCD. Gently slide a nylon spudger under the top edge of the LCD and lift the LCD upward. B. Fold the top of the LCD up and toward yourself as shown so that it lays down in front of you. CAUTION: There is a flex cable attaching the LCD to the logic board, indicated above in the red circle. Do not disconnect. 12

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IMPORTANT!

WARNING If you accidentally powered on the iPad, DO NOT disconnect any cables!! You can cause irreparable damage. You must disconnect the battery to prevent electrical shock to the iPad components!

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Remove Screw

Phillips screwdriver

Remove the single Phillips screw covering the battery connector.

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Disconnect Battery Power

Note: In the accompanying repair video, a modified guitar pick is used to separate the battery connector. You may trim one to look this way, or you may use the pointed ends of two standard guitar picks inserted under the corners of the connector.

Guitar Pick

Insert the modified guitar pick, or the ends of two standard guitar picks, between the battery and the logic board just enough to lift the hooks underneath off the battery. Using either of these methods should leave a clear space where the screw hole is located. Now there is no power and you can remove the display without risk to the backlight fuse. iPad Air Screen Replacement

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Remove EMI Screws

Phillips screwdriver

Remove the three Phillips screws holding the EMI shield in place. Note: The screw on the right (blue circle) is a different size than the other two. Make note of this as you set it aside for reassembly.

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Lift EMI Shield

Spudger

With the flat end of the spudger, gently lift the EMI shield. Note: The LCD flex cable is attached to the underside of the shield with adhesive. Removing the shield will also free the LCD flex cable.

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Remove Tape & Lift Socket Door

A

B

Spudger

Closed

Open ZIF Status

A. Remove the black tape off the home button flex cable ZIF socket. B. Use the pointed end of the nylon spudger to lift the ZIF socket door upward so that it stands at a 90-degree angle. 18

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Disconnect Home Button & Digitizer Cables

A

B

Tweezers

Spudger

A. Slide the home button flex cable out of the ZIF socket. B. Use the flat end of a nylon spudger to disconnect both digitizer flex cables by gently lifting under the edge of the cable. iPad Air Screen Replacement

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Separate Digitizer

With the cables free, you may now separate the digitizer from the logic board. Set the digitizer aside as some parts will be transferred to the new screen.

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Frame Inspection

Inspect the metal frame for damage, dents, or depressions. Damaged corners will prevent new screens from seating properly and can cause the new glass to break. Most dents in the frame can be flattened with a socket rested against the inside of a dented corner and a small hammer to tap the socket toward the outside. Avoid any damage to the frame by always making your tapping motions outward to avoid accidentally harming internal components. Slightly jagged edges may only require filing with a small metal file. Be careful to keep metal shavings out of the iPad.

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Remove Adhesive & Clean Frame

Spudger

iPad 2 shown here

Use the enclosed Adhesive Remover Pad to clear away all of the former screen's adhesive left on the frame. All old adhesive must be thoroughly removed to create a perfect seal between the digitizer and the frame. Remaining adhesive will prevent the digitizer from properly seating. Using the flat edge of the nylon spudger, carefully scrape the adhesive off. Once all adhesive is removed, wipe-down the frame with the included alcohol prep-pads. Watch our accompanying video on Youtube for complete cleaning tips.

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Setup New Screen

After giving the frame a few minutes to allow the alcohol solution to evaporate, lay your new screen face down immediately to the right of the iPad frame. Note: The front and back of the new screen have protective films on them. Do NOT remove these films. That will be covered in a later step.

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Reconnect Two Digitizer Cables

With gentle pressure, reconnect two digitizer cables to the logic board which were disconnected during Step 13. You should feel a slight snap when it becomes properly connected and the connector will rest flat against the logic board. Do not use heavy force.

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Close ZIF & Replace Tape

A

Open

Closed ZIF Status

B

A. Slide the home button flex cable into the ZIF socket and close the latch. B. Place the tape back over the ZIF socket removed during Step 14.

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Attach LCD & Shield

Phillips screwdriver

Attach the LCD with the EMI shield. Insert and tighten the 3 Phillips screws removed during Step 11. Note: Remember that the right screw is a different size than the other two. 26

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22

Remove Material & Tighten Screw

Phillips screwdriver

Remove the guitar pick(s) inserted between the battery and the logic board. Insert and tighten the single Phillips screw removed during Step 9.

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Place & Tighten LCD

Phillips screwdriver

Lay the LCD back into place. Insert and tighten the four Phillips screws removed during Step 7. Note: Remember that the upper right corner screw is a different size than the other three.

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Check iPad Functions

Gently fold the new screen left over the frame and lay it down. Before you complete the repair, test all of the functions of the iPad by powering it on and checking all of the following:

• Power button

• Front-facing camera

• Mute switch

• Rear-facing camera

• Volume up/down

• Microphone

• Digitizer/Touch

• Charging port

• Display and Light

• WiFi and Cell signal

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Clean LCD

Reopen the iPad like a book. Ensure that the LCD is clean and free of any dust, dirt, or fingerprints. Keep a soft-bristled brush handy, like a clean cosmetic brush, to quickly and gently brush away any dust before removing protective films. You should still be wearing gloves. Note: Make sure you are in a clean area free of airborne dust and dirt. Even the smallest piece of dust can be visible from inside the sealed iPad.

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Remove Adhesive & Film

A

B

Tweezers

A. Remove adhesive backing from the thin strips along the edges of the new digitizer. B. Peel off the digitizer’s clear interior protective film. CAUTION: Do not touch the inside of the digitizer once the protective film has been removed. Fingerprints are extremely visible against the black background of the LCD.

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Place & Align Digitizer

Lift the right side of the digitizer glass. Align the middle edges of the screen and the frame and carefully flip the screen over to the left. Align the side you just flipped (now on the left) to the left edge of the frame as you lay the digitizer down flat. You may still have a gap on the now right edge of the iPad. Use the flat end of the spudger to gently press in a flex cable which may be in the way.

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Seal Digitizer

Run your hands up the sides and press the digitizer into place in the frame. The digitizer should fit snuggly. Inspect all edges of the iPad closely to ensure that the glass is resting correctly inside and slightly below frame edge. Once again, test all of the functions of the device as you did in Step 24.

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Rest In Frame

Heat Tool

Place the iPad face down on a padded surface and place 5-10 pounds of books on top as a weight for 3 hours. Remove the front protective film and apply even heat to the front surface reaching approximately 100 degrees. Turn the iPad back over face-down and use the books as weight again for several more hours. Note: Applying this steady, even pressure for an extended period of time will ensure a strong adhesive bond so the screen does not separate from the frame over time.

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