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Use this guide to replace a faulty logic board in your iPad Mini 2 LTE.

Parts of this guide were shot with a Wi-Fi model and as such the internals may look slightly different from the LTE model. The procedure is the same for both models except where noted.

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    • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

    • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

    • For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.

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    • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

    • Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair. Overheating may cause the iOpener to burst.

    • Never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen.

    • If the iOpener is still too hot in the middle to touch, continue using it while waiting for it to cool down some more before reheating. A properly heated iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.

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    • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.

    • The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.

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    • If you don't have a microwave, follow this step to heat your iOpener in boiling water.

    • Fill a pot or pan with enough water to fully submerge an iOpener.

    • Heat the water to a boil. Turn off the heat.

    • Place an iOpener into the hot water for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the iOpener is fully submerged in the water.

    • Use tongs to extract the heated iOpener from the hot water.

    • Thoroughly dry the iOpener with a towel.

    • The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful to hold it only by the end tabs.

    • Your iOpener is ready for use! If you need to reheat the iOpener, heat the water to a boil, turn off the heat, and place the iOpener in the water for 2-3 minutes.

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    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPad's display until the whole face is covered.

    • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Do your best to follow the rest of the guide as described. However, once the glass is broken, it will likely continue to crack as you work, and you may need to use a metal prying tool to scoop the glass out.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, and be careful not to damage the LCD screen.

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    • Handling it by the tab, place the heated iOpener on the side of the iPad to the left of the home button assembly.

    • Let the iOpener sit for about five minutes to soften the adhesive beneath the glass.

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    • Carefully place a suction cup halfway up the heated side.

    • Be sure the cup is completely flat on the screen to get a tight seal.

    • While holding the iPad down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel glass from from the rear case.

    • Be careful to only lift the glass enough to insert an opening pick—any more and you risk cracking the glass.

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    • While holding the glass up with the suction cup, slide the point of an opening pick into the gap between the glass and body of the iPad.

    • Don't insert the opening pick any deeper than the black bezel on the side of the display. Inserting the pick too far may damage the LCD.

    • Pull the suction cup's plastic nub to release the vacuum seal and remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

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    • Reheat and reapply the iOpener.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. Always wait at least ten minutes before reheating the iOpener.

    • Let it rest for a few minutes to reheat the left edge of the iPad.

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    • Place a second opening pick alongside the first and slide the pick down along the edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go.

    • Throughout the rest of the procedure, if you encounter significant resistance to sliding picks beneath the glass, stop and reheat the section you're working on. Forcing the picks risks cracking the glass.

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    • Continue moving the opening pick down the side of the display to release the adhesive.

    • If the opening pick gets stuck in the adhesive, "roll" the pick along the side of the iPad, continuing to release the adhesive.

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    • Take the first pick you inserted and slide it up toward the top corner of the iPad.

    • If you can see the tip of the opening pick through the front glass, don't panic—just pull the pick out a little bit. Most likely, everything will be fine, but try to avoid this as it may deposit adhesive on the front of the LCD that is difficult to clean off.

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    • Reheat the iOpener and place it on the top edge of the iPad, over the front-facing camera.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. Wait at least ten minutes before reheating the iOpener.

    • If you have a flexible iOpener, you can bend it to heat both the upper left corner and the upper edge at the same time.

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    • Slide the opening pick around the top left corner of the iPad to separate the adhesive.

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    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the iPad, stopping just before you reach the camera.

    • The third image shows where the front-facing camera and housing are in the iPad.

    • Avoid sliding the opening pick over the front-facing camera, as you may smear adhesive onto the lens or damage the camera. The following steps will detail how to best avoid disturbing the front-facing camera.

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    • Pull the pick out slightly, and slide the very tip gently along the top of the front-facing camera section of the top edge.

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    • Leave the opening pick in the iPad slightly past the front-facing camera.

    • Take a second pick and insert it to the left of the camera, where the first pick just was. Slide it back to the corner to completely cut any remaining adhesive.

    • Leave the second pick in place to prevent the corner adhesive from re-sealing as it cools.

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    • Insert the previous pick deeper into the iPad and slide it away from the camera toward the corner.

    • Be very careful of the small antenna cable near the upper-right corner. Only slide the pick away from the camera—while sliding it in the opposite direction you may accidentally tear the antenna cable.

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    • Leave the three picks in the corners of the iPad to prevent re-adhering of the front panel adhesive.

    • Reheat the iOpener and place it on the remaining long side of the iPad—along the volume and lock buttons.

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    • Slide the top right opening pick around the corner to fully release the top edge of the glass.

    • Leave this pick in place to keep the adhesive from re-sealing itself, and grab a new pick for the next step.

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    • Insert a new opening pick and slide it to the middle of the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go.

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    • Continue to slide the pick down the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive.

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    • Leave the opening picks in place and reheat the iOpener.

    • Remember not to overheat the iOpener—no more than once every ten minutes.

    • Set the reheated iOpener on the home button end of the iPad and let it rest for a few minutes to soften the adhesive beneath the glass.

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    • Slide the lower left pick to the lower left corner to cut the adhesive on that corner.

    • Leave the pick at the corner. Do not pry any farther, and do not remove the pick from the iPad.

    • There are quite a few things to avoid beneath the lower bezel, so study the third image closely:

    • Antennas

    • Home button cavity

    • Digitizer cable

    • The following steps will direct you where to pry to avoid damage to these components. Only apply heat and pry where directed.

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    • Leave the pick from the last step in place to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

    • With a new pick, slice gently over the left-hand antenna, stopping before the home button.

    • Only slide the pick from the outer edge toward the center of the iPad. Do not move the pick back toward the outer edge, as moving in this direction may damage the antenna.

    • If you need to slide the pick over the lower section more than once, remove it and re-insert at the outer edge, and slide inwards.

    • Leave the pick in place before moving on.

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    • Insert the tip of one last pick next to the previous step's pick, and slide it beneath the home button.

    • Stop about an inch from the right-hand side to avoid cutting the digitizer cable.

    • Insert the pick slightly deeper and work it back toward the home button.

    • Again, be sure to only slide the pick toward the center of the iPad when it is fully inserted; otherwise you may damage the antenna beneath the glass.

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    • Reheat and reapply the iOpener to the top bezel of the iPad.

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    • Be very careful with this step. Take your time and ensure the adhesive is hot and soft, and that you've been through all of the adhesive with an opening pick. Don't be afraid to stop and reheat.

    • At the top of the iPad opposite the home button, you should have a pick lodged into each corner. Twist the picks to lift the glass slightly, separating the last of the adhesive along all four edges.

    • If you encounter a significant amount of resistance, stop twisting. Leave the picks in place, reheat, and reapply the iOpener to the problem areas, and run a pick through the sticking point one more time.

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    • Lift slowly and gently to further detach the adhesive along the lower edge.

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    • Once all of the adhesive has been separated, open the front glass like a page in a book and rest it on your workspace.

    • If you plan to reuse the front panel assembly, you will need to replace the display adhesive. Use our display adhesive application guide to reapply your display adhesive and reseal your device.

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    • The front-facing camera housing may stick to the front panel; peel up the housing and place it back over the camera to protect it.

    • Rock the camera housing up on one edge to free it from the adhesive and remove it from the front panel.

    • Return the front-facing camera housing to its recess in the rear case.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the LCD:

    • Three 3.3 mm screws

    • One 4.5 mm screw

    • If there is tape covering any LCD screws, peel it up with tweezers.

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    • Do not attempt to fully remove the LCD. It is still connected to the iPad by several cables at the home button end. Lift only from the front-facing camera end.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger under the LCD between it and the LCD shield plate and lift gently.

    • Be very careful not to get the spudger under the shield plate. It must be between the LCD and the shield.

    • Even bending the LCD slightly can permanently damage it, so be extremely careful as you lift.

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    • The LCD is secured by mild adhesive that should be loosened before you flip the LCD up from its shield plate.

    • Insert the spudger between the LCD and LCD shield plate and slide it to the far edge of the iPad.

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    • Two wide strips of tape connect the LCD to the speakers.

    • Hold the LCD with one hand, and the rear body of the iPad with the other.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove the LCD from the iPad.

    • Gently pull the LCD away from the speakers to separate the tape, being careful not to pull on the digitizer cable.

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    • Do not attempt to fully remove the LCD. It is still connected to the iPad by several cables at the home button end. Lift only from the front-facing camera end.

    • Flip the iPad LCD like a page in a book, lifting near the camera and turning it over the home button end of the rear case.

    • Be gentle and keep an eye on the LCD cables as you flip the display over.

    • Lay the LCD on the front panel glass to allow access to the display cables.

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    • Slide the tip of a spudger between the LCD and the adhesive tabs to free the display.

    • Push gently between each of the two adhesive tabs; be careful not to damage any of the nearby cables.

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    • Remove the seven 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screws from the LCD shield plate.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the LCD shield plate up and out of the iPad.

    • Remove the LCD shield plate.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws from the display cable bracket:

    • One 2.7 mm screw

    • Two 1.4 mm screws

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    • Remove the display cable bracket from the iPad.

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    • Use the flat tip of a spudger to gently lift the battery connector up off its socket on the logic board.

    • Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector and not on the socket itself. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

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    • Use spudger to lift the LCD connector up off its socket on the logic board.

    • Do not pry against the large IC next to the connector, or you may break it. Gently pry from the side of the connector as shown.

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    • Lift and remove the LCD from the iPad Mini.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws from the left antenna:

    • One 2.6 mm screw

    • Two 1.5 mm screws

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to loosen the foam adhesive securing the Wi-Fi antenna to the left speaker.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to fold the wide left-hand piece of tape away from the left speaker.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from the rear case of the iPad.

    • Gently pull the antenna cable out of the way as you work along the piece of tape to free it and keep it from resealing.

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    • Pull the antenna cable from the clip behind the Lightning connector.

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    • Pull the wide tape toward the battery, applying constant force to peel it from the antenna cable lodged between it and the speaker.

    • Insert a plastic opening tool into the gap between the wide tape and the antenna cable, to break the adhesive connecting the two.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool along the length of the antenna cable to completely separate it from the piece of tape.

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    • Lift the antenna cable tape up from behind the right speaker.

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    • Pull the antenna cable out from under the corner of the right speaker.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws from the right antenna:

    • Three 1.5 mm screws

    • One 2.6 mm screw

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to cut the foam adhesive securing the antenna to the right speaker.

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    • Pull the bend of the antenna cable out of the corner of the case.

    • Fold the antenna out of the way of the right speaker.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the right speaker to the rear case:

    • One 1.9 mm screw

    • One 1.7 mm screw with a large head

    • There is a washer beneath this screw. Be careful not to pull up and lose the washer when you remove the screw.

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    • Remove the speaker contact washer from the iPad.

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    • Push the speaker with the flat end of a spudger to begin sliding it out of its recess in the rear case.

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    • Insert the tip of a spudger into the gap between the left speaker and the bottom left side of the rear case.

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    • Remove the speaker from the iPad.

    • During reassembly, make sure the two speaker contacts are placed above and below the screw hole on the Lightning connector.

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    • Use a set of tweezers to remove any tape covering the front-facing camera cable clips.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to fold the front-facing camera cable clips outward, away from the cable, to free the cable connector.

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    • With the flat end of a spudger, lift the front-facing camera connector straight up off of its socket on the logic board.

    • Be sure to only pry on the connector, not the socket itself.

    • Gently fold the front-facing camera cable towards the camera, moving it out of the way of the cable under it.

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    • Use a set of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape covering the headphone jack cable connector.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to fold the headphone jack cable clips outward, away from the cable, freeing the cable connector.

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    • Pry the headphone jack cable's connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be sure to only pry on the connector, not the socket itself.

    • Lift the headphone jack cable up out of the way of the logic board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the top left antenna cable connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be sure to only pry on the connector, not the socket itself.

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    • Remove any tape from the rear-facing camera cable bracket.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to push the rear-facing camera cable bracket to the left.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to lift the front edge of the bracket.

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    • Remove the bracket with tweezers.

    • During reassembly, hook the top edge of the plate in place first, then lower the bottom into its slots before sliding it to the right.

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    • Remove the following three screws securing the upper right antenna to the rear case:

    • Two 1.3 mm #00 Phillips screws from the side of the antenna's socket.

    • One 1.8 mm #00 Phillips screw.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper right antenna's coaxial connector from the logic board.

    • Gently bend the cable tab up out of the way of the logic board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper right antenna connector.

    • Fold the cable up out of the way of the logic board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera cable from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be careful to only pry on the connector, not on the socket itself.

    • Fold the rear-facing camera cable out of the way of the logic board.

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    • Remove the 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the case button cable bracket.

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    • Remove the case button cable bracket from the iPad.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the case button cable connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Fold the cable out of the way of the logic board.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors straight up off of their sockets on the logic board.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to pull the antenna cable clip toward the battery to allow access to the cables.

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    • Deroute and remove both antennas from the iPad.

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    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the left speaker to the rear case:

    • One 1.9 mm screw

    • One 1.7 mm screw

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    • The screw through the Lightning connector has a small washer resting on the speaker contacts. Be sure not to misplace it.

    • Remove the speaker contact washer from the iPad.

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    • Insert the tip of a spudger into the gap between the left speaker and the bottom left side of the rear case.

    • Push the spudger in to slide the speaker out from its recess in the rear case.

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    • Push from the Lightning connector end with the flat end of a spudger to free the speaker from the lip of the rear case.

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    • Remove the speaker from the iPad.

    • During reassembly, make sure the two speaker contacts are placed above and below the screw hole on the Lightning connector.

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    • The battery is held to the iPad case with some adhesive that will need to be heated in order to be separated.

    • Heat an iOpener and place it in the center of the back of the iPad case.

    • After a minute, reheat the iOpener and place it on the right side of the iPad, the side farthest from the camera.

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    • Throughout the following procedure, you'll be sliding thin plastic cards between the battery and rear case of the iPad to separate the adhesive securing the battery in place. Be careful to keep the cards as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals.

    • Insert a plastic card under the battery from the Lightning cable connector end of the iPad.

    • If you encounter significant resistance, re-heat the iOpener and repeat the previous step to give the adhesive more time to soften.

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    • Remove the plastic card and insert it under the cell nearest the edge of the case.

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    • Insert a second plastic card beneath the battery on the logic board side near the front-facing camera.

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    • Remove the second card and reinsert it under the battery near the headphone jack.

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    • Grasp both cards and slowly pull the case-side cell of the battery up about two inches from the rear case.

    • Peel slowly and try not to bend the battery cell.

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    • Move the right-hand card up under the other battery cell.

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    • Push the left-hand card up toward the logic board.

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    • Grip both cards and use them to lift the battery up off the rear case.

    • Remove the battery from the iPad.

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    • Peel up the tape covering the Lightning connector cable.

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    • Use a set of tweezers to remove the small plastic covers on the screws in the Lightning connector housing.

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    • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips #00 screws from the Lightning connector housing.

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    • Remove the single 1.3 mm Phillips #00 screw from the logic board.

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    • The logic board is held in place by two strips of adhesive.

    • One under the upper component tab, and one under the Lightning connector ribbon cable.

    • In the following steps pry only where directed so as to avoid damaging your logic board.

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    • Place a heated iOpener on the bottom of the rear case for one minute.

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    • The Lightning connector cable is stuck to the case with some adhesive. To detach the adhesive you will be sliding an opening pick between the cable and the case. Be very careful not to cut the Lightning connector cable itself.

    • Carefully insert an opening pick under the ribbon cable near the Lighting connector housing.

    • Slide the opening pick toward the logic board, but stop half an inch from the bend in the cable.

    • Continuing farther along the ribbon cable risks cutting it.

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    • Reinsert the opening pick under the Lightning connector ribbon cable from the case-side edge.

    • Slide the pick along the Lightning connector ribbon cable and under the logic board.

    • Move slowly and carefully. If the opening pick does not slide easily, apply more heat and try again. If you use excessive force, you will likely slip and sever the Lightning connector cable.

    • Leave the pick under the Lightning connector cable to keep the adhesive separated.

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    • Reheat the iOpener and place it at the top of the rear case of the iPad for one minute.

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    • Carefully slide a second opening pick under the logic board to the right of the front-facing camera.

    • Try to keep the opening pick as flat as possible to avoid bending or breaking the thin tab of the logic board.