Replace iPad 2 GSM display data cable
Now with millions of iPad2 units already in use by equivalent number of consumers, many unfortunate users have experienced display problems on their respective devices.
Many of these iPad2 display problems are associated with its Display data cable malfunction. The DIY repair/replacement of the Display Data cable is possible though it is quite difficult to perform. So you are recommended to remain prepared with great patience, ample spare time and the correct tools.
Reminder: Please visit the nearest authorized service center or call Apple Customer Service Helpline, if your iPad2 device is under warranty or if you think you can’t perform the DIY repair.
- Heat gun or an iOpener.
- Plastic Razor tools.
- Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
- Plastic Pick tools.
- Before beginning the disassembling procedure, just power off your device.
- Now place your (already heated) iOpener or carefully use your heat gun device on your iPad’s right edge in order to smooth out the adhesive under that section for about 90+ seconds, just before you attempt to detach the front panel away.
- Just align your tool along with the mute button and then wedge the plastic razor tool’s tip right into the small opening just enough to expand the crack in between the plastic bezel and the front glass panel.
Reminder: Now some force might be required to insert the razor tool’s tip in between the front glass and plastic. So you are required to wiggle your plastic razor tool carefully and patiently back and forth as needed.
- Holding the plastic razor tool’s tip inserted right in between the plastic bezel and the front glass, just wedge a plastic pick right into the widened crack next to the plastic razor tool.
- Now remove your razor tool away from your iPad and slide the plastic pick beneath the front glass to about 0.5 inch.
- While releasing the iPad’s right side adhesive, simultaneously reheat your iOpener or again use your heat gun to warm up the iPad’s bottom edge.
- While the iPad’s bottom edge is being warmed up, just start to release the iPad’s right side adhesive.
- Then move the opening pick down the iPad’s right edge to release the adhesive coming in its way.
- Then before detaching the initial plastic pick away from the iPad’s bottom corner, just wedge another plastic pick beneath the front glass’s right edge to prevent the adhesive from re-sticking.
- Again re-heat your iOpener or use your heat gun to warm up the iPad’s top edge.
Reminder: Now the Wi-Fi antenna is secured with the iPad’s bottom right edge of the back case with some screws and a cable. Be careful while proceeding further to avoid any irreparable damage to the Wi-Fi antenna.
- Now slide the plastic pick just around the iPad’s bottom right corner to release the adhesive in that very section.
Reminder: Just don’t slide the plastic pick more than the iPad’s bottom right corner or else the Wi-Fi antenna would be damaged.
- Don’t detach the plastic pick fully from underneath the front panel glass. Just pull it out enough so that its 1 by 8 inch tip still remains inserted under the front panel glass.
- Then slide the plastic pick’s tip along the iPad’s bottom edge to release the Wi-Fi antenna’s adhesive.
- After passing the Wi-Fi antenna which is just about 3 mm from the right edge or is next to the home button, just re-wedge the plastic pick deep enough.
- Then slide the plastic pick towards the right to release the adhesive sticking the Wi-Fi antenna with the front glass.
- Just keep on releasing the adhesive alongside the iPad’s bottom by pulling out the plastic pick enough to move about the home button and then re-wedging it after the plastic pick passes the home button.
- Then continue to release the adhesive all alongside the iPad’s bottom edge.
- Hold the plastic pick inserted just beneath the front glass next to the home button.
- Now reheat the iOpener to place it over or carefully use your heat gun to warm up the adhesive around the iPad’s left edge section.
- Then slide the plastic pick along the iPad’s top edge to slightly pull it out and go about the front camera bracket.
Reminder: Some force might be required to release the thick adhesive along this section. So work out slowly and carefully to make sure not to damage your device.
- Just keep on releasing the iPad’s top edge adhesive and move the plastic pick about the top left corner.
- Then slide the plastic pick alongside the iPad’s left edge to release the adhesive coming its way.
Reminder: Just halt sliding the plastic pick as you reach around 2.35 mm away from the iPad’s bottom as the digitizer cable is just located about an inch away from the iPad’s bottom.
- Use your plastic pick which is still held underneath the iPad’s bottom edge to release the adhesive alongside the iPad’s bottom left corner.
Reminder: Work out gently and carefully to ensure not to damage the digitizer cable which is located just 1 inch away from the iPad’s bottom.
- Now use one of the plastic picks to detach the iPad’s bottom right corner and firmly hold it with your fingers.
- Grab the iPad from its bottom as well as top right corners and flip the front glass away from your iPad.
- With the Phillips screwdriver, just unscrew and remove all the four 2.0 mm Phillips screws attaching the LCD with the back case.
- Just raise the LCD by its longer edge nearest the volume buttons and flip it away from the back case.
- Then gently lay the LCD right above the front panel.
- With the plastic razor tool’s edge, just toss the metal retaining clip upwards which secures the display data cable with its socket on the logic board.
- Gently detach the display data cable away from its socket located on the logic board.
- Then carefully detach the LCD assembly away from your iPad 2 device.
Display Data Cable:
- Just peel off the small black tape strip wrapping up the display data cable connector on the LCD.
- With the plastic razor tool’s edge, just toss the metal retaining clip upwards, on the display data cable connector.
- Gently detach the display data cable away from its socket and pull it away from the LCD.
- Now you are left with the bare Display Data Cable.
- Replace the existing Display data cable with the new cable.
- To reassemble your iPad2 device, just follow the above mentioned steps in exact reverse order.
Your iPad2 device now possesses a brand new Display Data Cable. We sincerely hope that the article will help you out immensely. Contact Apple Customer Service, Start your support request online or Apple contact number listed here ‘ll connect you to an expert, when dialed.
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