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iPad速 Mini 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

iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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.

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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 F the adhesive will begin to loosen. After heating, place the large suction cup on the glass at the upper left corner of the device. Pulling up with light force, you should see a gap appear at the corner. When there is an opening, insert the iSesamo. As you work the iSesamo around this edge and create more separation, insert guitar picks to keep the gap open. 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

Spudger

Guitar Pick

Heat the sides of the digitizer and use the spudger to run down both sides, inserting more guitar picks as you needed. Insert Tool Here

Display/Screen iPad Frame

Note: On a badly damaged digitizer, pieces of glass will break off as you start lifting the digitizer. If the LCD is exposed from a damaged digitizer DO NOT apply direct heat onto the LCD. iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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Lift Digitizer

Once you have separated the digitizer from the frame, grab the top section of the digitizer. Lift and fold the digitizer up and toward yourself as shown. CAUTION: The digitizer cable cannot be disconnected until the mid-plate and EMI shield are removed. Lay the digitizer down, but be careful to not rip or tear the digitizer cable shown in the red square.

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Remove Adhesive

TOP

BOTTOM

iSesamo

Remove adhesive from the top of the iPad around the LCD using the iSesamo or a flat blade. Insert the tool under an edge of the adhesive and then peel up by hand. Along the bottom of the LCD, peel away the home button bracket, marked in green, and set aside. CAUTION: The digitizer cable, marked in red, cannot be disconnected until the mid-plate and EMI shield are removed. Lay the digitizer down, but be careful to not rip or tear the digitizer cable shown in red.

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5

Remove Foam & LCD Screws

UPPER RIGHT

Tweezers

LOWER RIGHT

Phillips screwdriver

Remove the foam that rests over the upper and lower right corners of LCD screws. Remove the four corner LCD screws. Set the screws and foam aside to reinstall later. 8

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Peel EMI Tape

B

BOTTOM Locate the thin black strips at the bottom of the LCD. Remove these strips and set aside to reveal the EMI tape strips beneath. Gently peel back, but do not remove, the EMI tape from the bottom of the LCD on the left and right side. This tape will be placed back down in a later step.

Note: The 4G/LTE version of the iPad mini has EMI tape at the top edge of the LCD, as well, which must be peeled back. A

TOP

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7

Floss LCD

iSesamo

Use the iSesamo to gently lift one upper LCD corner and feed a 24" length of dental floss underneath. Do the same to the other upper corner. With a side to side motion, like a saw, slowly move toward the bottom of the iPad. This will break the adhesive loose between the back side of the LCD and the mid-plate cover.

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Lift LCD

Once the LCD is detached from the adhesive, lift and fold the LCD from the top up and toward yourself as shown and rest the LCD flat on a protective surface such as a cloth or piece of foam. Do not lay it directly onto the broken digitizer. CAUTION: The LCD cable cannot be disconnected until the mid-plate and EMI shield are removed. Lay the LCD down, but be careful to not rip or tear the cable shown in the red square.

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9

Remove Mid-Plate Screws

Phillips screwdriver

If WiFi: Remove 14 screws securing mid-plate to the frame. If 4G/LTE: Remove 13 screws securing mid-plate to the frame. CAUTION: The left side of the iPad Mini has magnets, which will demagnetize your screwdriver. As you unscrew, pull removed screws out toward the center, not the frame. If they attach to the frame, do not use the screwdriver to move it away. 12

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10

Remove Volume Plate Screws & Mid-Plate

Phillips screwdriver

Remove the two screws located over the volume plate.

Slide the mid-plate to the right side, as shown, and lift the left side upward to remove. iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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Remove EMI Shield

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!

A

B

A

B

Phillips screwdriver

A. Remove the three EMI shield screws. B. Remove the EMI Shield.

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Disconnect Battery Cable

Battery Side = Safe Frame Side = Danger

Spudger

Use the flat edge of a spudger on the left side (closest to battery) and disconnect the battery from the battery connector. Note: Disconnect the battery cable from the area shown. There are surface mount components on the right edge that can easily be damaged.

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Disconnect LCD & Digitizer

A

B

Spudger

A. Use the flat edge of the spudger to disconnect the LCD connector from the logic board. B. Use the flat edge of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer connector from the logic board.

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Lift Control Board

Spudger

Gently peel the digitizer control board from the frame with the flat end of the nylon spudger. When the control board is freed, peel the adhesive from the back, then set aside. The broken digitizer is now free. CAUTION: Do not throw away the original digitizer! There are items that must be transferred to the new digitizer.

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15

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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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. iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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Align Digitizer To Frame

Align the new digitizer the frame and prepare to connect the flex cables from Steps 13-15.

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Connect Digitizer, LCD, and Battery

A

B

C

A. Connect the digitizer to the logic board. Ensure that the digitizer control board is sitting flush inside the iPad frame. CAUTION: Do NOT force the connector onto the logic board. It is very fragile and can be easily damaged or bent. B. Attach the LCD flex cable to the logic board. C. Connect the battery flex cable to the logic board.

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Install EMI Shield & Screws

Phillips screwdriver

Install the EMI shield. Insert and tighten the three Phillips screws removed during Step 12.

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Check iPad Functions & Flex Cable

Gently fold the new screen up 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

Run your finger across the entire length of the home button flex cable on the INSIDE of the digitizer. If the home button actuates while touching this area, it is possible you may have damaged the home button flex cable. CAUTION: Power off iPad after completing all tests and before continuing assembly. iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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Install Mid-Plate & Place Screws

A

Phillips screwdriver

Gently lay the digitizer screen back down in front. Slide and install the mid-plate into place. Insert the two Phillips screws over the volume control cable removed during Step 11 and LIGHTLY turn the screws. CAUTION: Do not fully tighten screws yet! Note: Remember that the magnetized frame will attract screws as you work. Do not touch the frame with the screwdriver.

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22

Tighten Mid-Plate Screws

Phillips screwdriver

If WiFi: Tighten 14 screws securing the mid-plate that were removed during Step 10. If 4G/LTE: Tighten 13 screws securing the mid-plate that were removed during Step 10. You can now tighten the two volume control screws placed in Step 26. CAUTION: Do not over tighten screws. The screws are going into a soft aluminum alloy post and can easily be stripped. iPad Mini Screen Replacement

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Prepare & Secure LCD

Phillips screwdriver

Fold the LCD up and back into place. Insert and tighten the four corner screws removed during Step 6. CAUTION: Before you lay the LCD back into place, make sure there is no dirt, debris, or broken glass on the mid-plate. Use a clean, soft-bristled brush, such as a cosmetics brush, to clear away any debris.

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Replace Foam & EMI Tape

UPPER RIGHT

LOWER RIGHT

Place the foam back over the LCD screws on the top and bottom right corners removed during Step 6.

Fold the LCD EMI tapes back onto the LCD at the bottom edge that were peeled back during Step 7. Replace the thin strips of adhesive material back on top of the folded tapes. Temporarily fold the new digitizer over the top of the iPad and rest on the LCD, but do not attempt to seal it. Note: If the iPad Mini is a 4G/LTE model there is also a strip of EMI tape at the top center of the LCD.

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Clean LCD & Retest Functions

A

B

A. 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. B. Just as in Step 23, power on and test all features of the iPad Mini again. Perform another test-fit of the digitizer to ensure the magnets are correctly placed and are not preventing perfect seating of the screen. 28

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26

Remove Adhesive Backing & Film

A

B

A. Lay the digitizer back down in front and remove all adhesive backing EXCEPT for the single piece resting under the digitizer flex cable as indicated by the red arrow. This piece will be removed in the next step. B. Peel off the digitizer’s interior protective film. Note: Wear powder-free latex or nitrite gloves to avoid applying fingerprints on the inside of the digitizer.

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Close iPad & Make Final Adjustments

Tweezers

Set the TOP half of the digitizer into the frame, leaving the bottom open. Make sure the front-facing camera plate aligns and drops into place. Peel off the last piece of digitizer adhesive backing, making sure the digitizer flex cable does not stick to the adhesive.

Spudger

Using a nylon spudger, with one smooth motion, GENTLY push the digitizer flex cable inward and rest the lower portion of the digitizer into the frame. The digitizer flex cable should set with a gentle curve as shown. CAUTION: Do not pinch or force the digitizer flex cable.

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Check Corner Seating

If properly installed, all four digitizer corners will sit just below the metal frame. If any corners remain in a raised position, remove and clean beneath them.

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iCracked iPad Mini Flowchart  

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