How To Fix Front Facing Camera Of iPad 2 Gsm?
And you are a big time follower of Skype or FaceTime, so the front facing camera of your iPad 2 GSM device without any doubt assumes a great significance.
And suddenly your front camera has malfunctioned or is not working properly. The rear camera works fine but when you select the front camera option, it turns black and doesn’t respond at all and you are forced to exit out. You tried all sorts of restores, resets and updates but nothing seems to work at all.
Now if your device is out of warranty, iPad 2 GSM Front Facing Camera DIY repair is possible provided if you have a lot of patience, right tools and ample of time to spare.
- Heat Gun or an iOpener.
- Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
- Plastic Picks.
- Plastic razor Tools.
- SIM Card Extract tool.
iPad 2 GSM Front Facing Camera Replacement
- Turn off your iPad2 device before you start the disassembling process.
Step 2: SIM Card
- Use your SIM Card extract tool or any paperclip device to extract the SIM card as well as its tray.
- Remove the SIM tray from its slot and out of your iPad 2.
- Now place your iOpener flat or use your heat gun carefully on the iPad’s right edge for about 95 seconds to smooth out the adhesive in that section.
- Then align your heating tool along with the mute button and wedge the plastic razor tool’s tip carefully into the small opening just enough to widen the gap in between the plastic bezel and the front glass.
- Just hold the plastic razor tool’s tip inserted in between the plastic bezel and the front glass and slide a plastic pick in the widened crack right near the plastic razor tool.
- Pull out the plastic razor tool away from your iPad and further slide the plastic pick beneath the front glass to just about half an inch.
- Again reheat your iOpener or use your heat gun to warm up the iPad’s bottom edge and simultaneously start to release the adhesive from the iPad’s right edge.
- Then just slide the plastic pick along the iPad’s right edge to release the entire adhesive coming in its way.
- Before detaching the first plastic pick away from the iPad’s bottom corner, just wedge another 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.
- Then slide the plastic pick about the iPad’s bottom right corner to release the adhesive in that section.
Reminder: Don’t slide the plastic pick further than the iPad’s bottom right corner as the Wi-Fi antenna in that section might get damaged in the process.
- Now slide the plastic pick’s tip just along the iPad’s bottom edge to release the Wi-Fi antenna’s adhesive.
- After moving past the Wi-Fi antenna which is about 3mm from the right edge or right near the home button, just re-wedge the plastic pick as deep as possible.
- Then just 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 and pull out the plastic pick enough so that it can easily move about the home button and re-wedge it again after the pick passes the home button.
- Then keep on releasing the entire adhesive throughout the iPad’s bottom edge.
- Now just hold the plastic pick inserted beneath the front glass panel next to the home button.
- Again reheat your iOpener or use your heat gun on the iPad’s left edge to warm up the adhesive over there.
- Then slide the plastic pick along the iPad’s top edge and just slightly pull it out to move about the front camera bracket.
- Then keep on releasing the adhesive all along the iPad’s top edge and just slide the plastic pick about the top left corner.
- Again slide the plastic pick all along the iPad’s left edge to release the adhesive coming in its way.
- Use the plastic pick which is still held underneath the iPad’s bottom edge to release the entire adhesive alongside the bottom left corner.
Reminder: The digitizer cable’s bottom is just about 1 inch away from the iPad’s bottom. So work out gently and carefully to ensure not to damage this cable.
- Use one of the plastic picks to open up the iPad’s bottom right corner and hold it firmly with your fingers.
- Just hold the iPad from its top as well as the bottom right corners and flip the front glass away from your iPad device.
- Then unscrew and remove all the four 2.0 mm Phillips screws attaching the LCD with the back case.
- Just raise the LCD from its longer edge nearest the volume buttons and gently flip it out of the back case.
- Then put the LCD gently over the front panel.
Step 4: Headphone Jack assembly
- Now use the plastic razor tool’s flat end to toss the retaining flap upwards on the headphone jack as well as the front camera ribbon cable ZIF socket.
- Then slide the plastic razor tool beneath the headphone jack as well as the front camera cable to release it from the adhesive sticking the cable with the rear panel.
- Gently remove the headphone jack as well as the front camera ribbon cable from its socket on the logic board.
- Unscrew and remove all the three 2 mm Phillips screws attaching the SIM slot with the back panel.
- Unscrew and remove both of the 2.9 mm Phillips screws attaching the headphone jack with the back panel.
- Again use your plastic razor tool to gently remove the headphone jack away from its recess in the iPad’s top edge.
Reminder: Don’t remove the assembly at this moment.
- Cautiously peel off the front camera as well as the microphone cables from the back panel.
- Then gently remove the tape strip wrapping the front camera cable connector.
- Use your plastic razor tool’s edge to detach the front camera cable away from the headphone jack cable.
- Again cautiously peel off the front camera cable away from the bottom ribbon cable secured to the headphone jack.
Step 5: Front facing camera
- Now gently peel off the piece of tape wrapping the microphone, camera as well as headphone jack ribbon cables.
- Then peel off the front camera away from the adhesive foam sticking it with the back panel.
- Just remove the front camera cable away from the channel cut into the back panel.
- Gently detach the front camera away from the iPad device.
- Replace the existing front camera with the new one.
- To reassemble your iPad device, just follow the above instructions in exact reverse order.
Now, your iPad2 device is equipped with a brand new front camera. We sincerely hope that the article will help you out immensely. Contact Apple Customer Service, Start your support request online or Apple phone number listed here ‘ll connect you to an expert, when dialed.