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  1. Te recomendamos que limpies tu microondas antes de continuar, ya que cualquier suciedad desagradable en la parte inferior puede terminar pegado a el iOpener.
    • Te recomendamos que limpies tu microondas antes de continuar, ya que cualquier suciedad desagradable en la parte inferior puede terminar pegado a el iOpener.

    • Coloca el iOpener en el centro del microondas.

      • Para microondas giratorios: Asegúrate de que la placa gira libremente. Si el iOpener se queda atascado, puede sobrecalentarse y quemarse.

    which temperature must be used for heating? Thx

    fbarletta - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    Fletcher Carpenter - Contestar

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

    putinaspiliponis - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    Esmond Pitt - Contestar

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



    Cedric VINCENT - Contestar

  2. Calienta el  iOpener durante treinta segundos.
    • Calienta el iOpener durante treinta segundos.

    • A lo largo del procedimiento de reparación, en cuanto el iOpener se enfríe, vuelve a calentarlo en el microondas treinta segundos más cada vez.

    • Ten cuidado de no sobrecalentar el iOpener durante la reparación. El sobrecalentamiento puede provocar que el iOpener se rompa.

    • Nunca toques el iOpener si parece estar hinchado.

    • Si el iOpener esta todavía demasiado caliente al tacto, sigue utilizándolo mientras esperas a que se enfríe un poco más antes de recalentar. Un iOpener adecuadamente climatizado debe mantenerse caliente durante un máximo de 10 minutos.

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

    yamayhuang - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    I don't own a microwave.

    mdanihy - Contestar

    Its again waterproof when you change iphone 7 battery?

    Jon - Contestar

    I don't have a microwave???

    Joe Blow - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    can i use just ordinary microwave???

    juneseok kwon - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    There is a clear problem here with the heating part using the iopener 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 - Contestar

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

    dave - Contestar

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

    Patrick Storey - Contestar

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

    mark fitzgerald - Contestar

    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.


    Karl Marble - Contestar

    • Saca el iOpener del microondas, cogiéndolo por una de las esquinas planas para evitar el centro caliente.

    • El iOpener estará muy caliente, ten cuidado cuando lo manipules. Utiliza guantes de horno si es necesario.

    Will a hair dryer work for heating the glass?

    Me berg - Contestar

    Yes, as does a heat gun.

    anonymous 4602 - Contestar

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

    Cobus de Beer - Contestar

    • Si su cristal de pantalla está agrietado, mantenga una mayor rotura contenida y evite daños corporales durante su reparación pegando el vidrio.

    • Coloque tiras de superposición de cinta de embalaje transparente sobre la pantalla del iPad hasta que toda la cara está cubierta.

      • Esto mantendrá los fragmentos de vidrio contenidos y proporcionará integridad estructural al alzar y levantar la pantalla.

    • Haga su mejor para seguir el resto de la guía según lo descrito. Sin embargo, una vez que el vidrio se rompe, es probable que continúe agrietándose mientras trabaja, y puede que tenga que usar una herramienta metálica para sacar el vidrio.

    • Use gafas de seguridad para proteger sus ojos y tenga cuidado de no dañar la pantalla LCD.

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

    Josh West - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    alexisfogel - Contestar

    • Una vez más, como usted puede encontrarse trabajando con cristales rotos durante este procedimiento, recomendamos encarecidamente usar gafas de seguridad para protegerse de los fusiles voladores.

    • Coloque el iOpener plana en el borde derecho del iPad, lo suavizado para que haya un buen contacto entre la superficie del iPad y el iOpener.

    • Deje que la bolsa se sienta en el iPad durante aproximadamente 90 segundos antes de intentar abrir el panel 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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Hay una pequeña brecha en el anillo adhesivo del iPad en la esquina superior derecha del iPad, aproximadamente 2,0 pulgadas (~ 5 cm) desde la parte superior del iPad. Usted va a explotar esta debilidad.

    • Alinee la herramienta con el botón de silencio. Inserte la punta de una herramienta de apertura de plástico en el hueco entre el cristal frontal y el bisel de plástico. Basta con insertar la punta de la herramienta de apertura, lo suficiente como para ensanchar la grieta.

    • Puede requerir algo de fuerza para obtener la punta acuñada de la herramienta de apertura entre el vidrio y el plástico. Trabaje pacientemente y con cuidado, moviendo la herramienta de apertura de plástico de un lado a otro según sea necesario.

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

    ChiangFeng Li - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    Justin H - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Asegúrese de colocar la herramienta en el lugar adecuado, entre el bisel de la pantalla de plástico y el cristal del panel frontal.

    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 - Contestar

    • Manteniendo la punta de la herramienta de apertura de plástico apretada entre el cristal frontal y el bisel de plástico, deslice una abertura de plástico en el hueco, justo al lado de la herramienta de apertura de plástico.

    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 - Contestar

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

    Jeff Snider - Contestar

    • Retire la herramienta de apertura de plástico del iPad, y empuje la selección de apertura más debajo del vidrio frontal a una profundidad de ~ 0,5 pulgadas.

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Mientras trabaja en la liberación del adhesivo en el lado derecho del iPad, recalentar el iOpener y reemplazarlo en el borde inferior del 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 - Contestar

    • Mientras que el borde inferior está siendo calentado por el iOpener, comience a soltar el adhesivo desde el borde derecho del iPad.

    • Deslice la selección de apertura a lo largo del borde del iPad, liberando el adhesivo a medida que avanza.

    • El adhesivo es muy fuerte, y puede ser necesaria alguna fuerza seria. Trabaje con cuidado.

    • Si puede ver la punta de la selección de apertura por debajo del cristal frontal, tire de la selección un poco. Mientras que usa la abertura escoge esto profundo no dañará cualquier cosa, él puede conseguir residuos adhesivos por todas partes el LCD.

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    • Puede ser necesario mover el iOpener caliente sobre el borde derecho del iPad mientras suelta el adhesivo. Esto depende de cuánto tiempo el iPad ha podido enfriar mientras trabajaba en él.

    • Si la selección de apertura se queda pegada en el adhesivo, "rodar" la selección a lo largo del lado del iPad, continuando a liberar el adhesivo.

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Antes de retirar la primera selección de apertura de la esquina inferior del iPad, inserte una segunda selección debajo del borde derecho del cristal frontal para evitar que el adhesivo se vuelva a adherir.

    • Vuelva a calentar el iOpener y muévalo al borde superior del iPad.

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  3. Reparte el espíritu de reparación esta Navidad
    Obtén $12 de descuento en tu compra de $50 o más con el código FIXMAS12
    Reparte el espíritu de reparación esta Navidad
    Obtén $12 de descuento en tu compra de $50 o más con el código FIXMAS12
    • Los próximos pasos requieren extrema precaución.

    • La antena Wi-Fi se adjunta al borde inferior derecho de la caja trasera del iPad a través de tornillos y un cable. Debido a la orientación de la antena Wi-Fi, es imprescindible proceder con precaución de lo contrario daños irreversibles a la antena Wi-Fi puede resultar.

    • Usted tendrá que soltar el adhesivo que asegura la antena al panel delantero sin dañar las partes delicadas que unen la antena a la parte inferior del iPad. Siga los pasos siguientes cuidadosamente.

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Deslice la selección de apertura alrededor de la esquina inferior derecha del iPad, liberando el adhesivo allí.

    • No deslice la selección más allá de la esquina inferior derecha. Puede dañar la antena Wi-Fi al hacerlo.

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

    McGiord - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Este paso requiere que mueva la selección de apertura a lo largo del borde inferior derecho del panel frontal. La antena Wi-Fi está muy cerca de la esquina y se corta fácilmente si el adhesivo se suelta incorrectamente.

    • No quite por completo la selección de debajo del cristal delantero, pero tire de él sólo un poco para que ~ 1/8 "de la punta está todavía debajo del cristal frontal.

    • Deslice la punta de la selección de apertura a lo largo del borde inferior del iPad, liberando el adhesivo sobre la antena 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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    Christian - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Una vez que haya pasado la antena Wi-FI (aproximadamente 3 "desde el borde derecho, o justo al lado del botón de inicio) vuelva a insertar la selección de apertura a su profundidad máxima.

    • Deslice la palanca hacia la derecha, liberando el adhesivo que sujeta la antena Wi-Fi al cristal frontal.

      • La antena está conectada a la parte inferior del iPad a través de tornillos y un cable. Este paso separa la antena del panel frontal, asegurando que al retirar el panel, la antena no se dañará.

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

    Lars Lien Ankile - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Continúe soltando el adhesivo a lo largo de la parte inferior del iPad, tirando de la selección de apertura lo suficiente para rodear el botón de inicio, y volver a insertarlo a una profundidad de 1/2 pulgada una vez que la selección está pasado el botón de inicio.

    • Si el adhesivo se ha enfriado demasiado a lo largo del borde inferior, recaliente el iOpener para calentar el adhesivo donde está trabajando.

    • No caliente el iOpener más de un minuto a la vez, y siempre deje al menos dos minutos antes de recalentarlo.

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    • Continúe soltando el adhesivo todo el camino a lo largo del borde inferior del iPad.

      • En los modelos de iPad 4, inserte la selección a una profundidad máxima de 1/2 pulgada en esta área, para evitar dañar el cable de cinta del botón de inicio.

    • Deje la selección de abertura apretada debajo del cristal frontal cerca del botón de inicio.

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Vuelva a calentar el iOpener en el microondas y póngalo en el borde izquierdo del iPad para comenzar a calentar el adhesivo en esa sección.

    I believe this should say to place the iOpener on the top edge, since the instructions go there next.

    lizgoldnm - Contestar

    • Deslice la selección de apertura a lo largo del borde superior del iPad, tirando ligeramente hacia fuera para rodear el soporte frontal de la cámara.

    • El adhesivo a lo largo de esta sección es muy grueso, y puede requerirse una cantidad justa de fuerza. Trabaje con cuidado y lentamente, asegurándose de no resbalar y dañarse a sí mismo oa su iPad.

    • Si el adhesivo se ha enfriado demasiado, reemplace el iOpener a lo largo del borde superior y continúe trabajando. Si el iOpener se ha enfriado demasiado, vuelva a calentarlo.

    • Si la picadura de apertura está pegada en el adhesivo, "ruede" la selección como se muestra en el paso 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 - Contestar

    +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 - Contestar

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

    Rowdydtk - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Continúe soltando el adhesivo a lo largo del borde superior del iPad, y deslice la selección de apertura alrededor de la esquina superior izquierda.

    • Si el adhesivo está lo suficientemente caliente, retire el iOpener del iPad para mayor comodidad. Sin embargo, si el adhesivo sigue siendo bastante pegajoso, vuelva a calentar el iOpener y colóquelo en el borde izquierdo mientras trabaja.

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    • Deslice la selección de apertura a lo largo del borde izquierdo del iPad, liberando el adhesivo a medida que avanza. El adhesivo es delgado debido al digitalizador a lo largo de todo el lado izquierdo. Asegúrese de que la selección no sea demasiado profunda (máx. 1/2 pulgada) para evitar dañar el digitalizador.

    • El cable del digitalizador se encuentra a aproximadamente 2 "de la parte inferior del iPad. Deje de deslizar la selección cuando llegue ~ 2,25" desde la parte inferior del iPad.

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

    robjpete - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    Jenny Le - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Utilizando la selección de apertura que todavía está debajo del borde inferior del iPad, suelte el adhesivo en la esquina inferior izquierda.

    • La parte inferior del cable del digitalizador está a sólo ~ 1 "de la parte inferior del iPad.Trabajar con cuidado y poco a poco, asegurándose de no cortar este cable.

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

    Danny Hartley - Contestar

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

    jesseokerlund - Contestar

    • Usando uno de los picos de apertura, levante la esquina inferior derecha del iPad y agárrelo con los dedos.

    • Algo del adhesivo a lo largo del perímetro del iPad puede haber caído de nuevo. Si éste es el caso, deslice una selección debajo del borde del iPad donde el vidrio delantero todavía se pega y "corte" el pegamento.

    Should be right-hand corner

    longg - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    • Sosteniendo el iPad por las esquinas superior e inferior derecha, gire el cristal delantero lejos del iPad.

    • Tenga cuidado con cualquier adhesivo que todavía pueda estar unido, y utilice un cepillo de apertura para cortar cualquier adhesivo que aún pueda sostener el panel frontal hacia abajo.

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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|]

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

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

    robertmhussey - Contestar

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

    Laurie Higgins - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    When reassembling the glass, align the camera first. On the back of the glass there are two pins on the metal camera frame.

    Align them to the camera first, in order to avoid to get a ‘bulge’ visible on the glass or on the back of the iPad.

    Luca Forti - Contestar

    • Retire los cuatro tornillos Phillips # 00 de 2 mm que sujetan la pantalla LCD al marco de aluminio.

    End of teardown. Start of disassembling.

    Dorothy Simler - Contestar

    The top left screw may be covered by black adhesive tape.

    Chat Pat - Contestar

    • Con una herramienta de apertura de plástico o un spudger, levante el borde derecho de la pantalla LCD del iPad.

    • Gire la pantalla LCD a lo largo de su borde izquierdo y colóquela sobre el panel frontal.

      • Tenga cuidado al mover la pantalla LCD. El cable de cinta es frágil y se puede romper si se flexiona demasiado.

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    • Con la punta de un spudger, retire la pieza de cinta que cubre el conector del cable de cinta LCD.

    You can actually skip this and go directly to step 37.

    ilconte - Contestar

    • Levante la aleta de retención en el conector ZIF del cable de cinta LCD.

    • Con los dedos o un par de pinzas, extraiga el cable plano de la pantalla LCD de su zócalo en la placa lógica.

    • Es posible que tenga que forzar el reinicio del iPad presionando el botón de encendido y el botón de inicio durante al menos diez segundos hasta que vea el logotipo de Apple si la pantalla LCD no se enciende después de conectar el conector ZIF para la pantalla LCD al volver a colocar todo juntos.

    I killed my iPad permanently on this step. The black flap snapped off. The ribbon will not seat in there apparently because now my display is just black. I can hold the Home button down and hear a beep/tone, but there's nothing at all on the display. It's a brick now.

    jimdelrio - Contestar


    My retainer flap broke before it would move, tried to tape the cable back in place, LCD is totally dead now (wasn't before) even though I heard sounds...

    mikemiller73 - Contestar

    I ran into similar problem and was able to fix it.

    I used a thin mylar piece, cut to the size of the ribbon cable and push it in, on top of the ribbon cable to thicken it.

    Digitizer(Touch screen), Not responding after Tear down.

    Instead of the mylar tape, I re-used the screen protector from an old Nintendo DS and cut it to size. I did not think it would work but it did for me after 4,5 tries. Good luck.

    Th Th - Contestar

    The pictures here are very misleading. The ZIF lock tab is towards the back of the connector - opposite to where the cable comes in. you flip it up and over. The picture here does NOT show the lock tab released! when replacing make sure the white lines go right into the connector - you should almost not see them anymore.

    Mark Smith - Contestar

    As Mark Smith noted the lock on the ZIF connector is at the BACK of the connector, the side FARTHEST from the cable. Put your spudger or opener at the back of the connector and gently pull up while pushing toward the connector. The black bar at the back of the connector will pop up and release pressure on the cable.

    Awfki - Contestar

    The ZIF connector lock is almost impossible to see in the pictures, and even tough to see when you're looking at it. It is a really thin black bar with a hinge on the long edge. As Mark Smith and Awfki stated, pull up gently on the long edge that is opposite the ribbon cable. When inserting the new ribbon cable be sure to get the cable lined up, then push in straight and evenly.

    robertmhussey - Contestar

    It IS possible to replace these connectors through a combination of hot air, microsoldering, experience, and talent (full disclosure:I sell replacements on eBay) but quite frankly, it’s a…it’s very difficult. Hiring a technician experienced enough to do it confidently and well will (should) cost you almost as much as the device is worth.

    So try the methods (like tape) that thicken the cable slightly at the point of insertion, so its contacts will make strong downward contact with the connector’s. Then tape the cable down well to keep it from pulling out.

    These solutions rely on recognizing the latch and breaking only it, so the above comments noting the latch’s location are essential.

    Bonnie Baxter - Contestar

    FWIW, the second picture does show the connector’s latch in the “open” position. If what you see at the edge of the connector farthest from where the cable inserts is black, (first picture), the latch is still closed. If instead you can begin to see the metal pins (second picture), it is open. When open it is not even straight up—it is at perhaps 75 degrees from the closed position. Don’t open it too far or with too much force, or the latch will break off.

    Bonnie Baxter - Contestar

    • Sin tocar la parte frontal de la pantalla LCD, levante la pantalla LCD del panel frontal.

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    • Con la punta de un spudger, despegue la pieza de cinta que fija el cable plano de la pantalla táctil a la placa lógica.

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    • Levante la aleta de retención en los dos conectores ZIF del cable plano de la pantalla táctil.

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    • Use el extremo plano de un spudger para aflojar el adhesivo debajo del cable plano del digitalizador.

    • Extraiga el cable plano del digitalizador de sus enchufes en la placa lógica.

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    • Despegue el cable plano de la pantalla táctil y use el extremo plano de un spudger para liberar el adhesivo que sujeta el cable a la carcasa de aluminio trasera.

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    • Con los dedos, saque el cable plano de la pantalla táctil de su hueco en el marco de aluminio.

    • Retire el panel frontal del iPad.

    Cheers for the guide.

    After replacing components, when reassembling dose the glue need some heating to bond properly or will a firm squeeze do the trick? Noticed none of the guides have any reassembly tips.

    I had to open mine up again as I had left a protective film on the inside of the new digitiser panel.

    Paul - Contestar

    • Retire los dos tornillos Phillips # 00 de 2,1 mm que sujetan la placa de control del botón de inicio al conjunto del botón de inicio.

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    • Use la punta de un spudger para empujar suavemente la placa de control del botón de inicio fuera de sus soportes en el panel frontal.

    • Levante y retire la placa de control del botón de inicio alejándola del conjunto del panel frontal.

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