iPad 3G Logic Board Replacement
After failing an accidental drop test, now half of your iPad screen is not responding to your touch. You unscrewed each of the nuts and eventually found that one of the digital connectors on the logic board is broken.
You searched for a few logic board replacements online. And now you want to opt for a DIY repair to replace your iPad 3G Logic Board. The iPad 3G repair is possible provided you have ample spare time, enough patience and of course, the correct tools.
Reminder: If your iPad 3G is under warranty then do not opt for any DIY repair.
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- Spudger tools.
- Plastic razor tools.
- T5 Torx Screwdriver.
- Power off your iPad 3G device.
- Just wedge your spudger tool in between the display assembly’s right edge and the back panel assembly.
- Then twist the spudger tool to free the top edge tabs of the display.
- Wedge another spudger tool in between the display assembly’s top edge and the back panel assembly to prevent the snapping of the tabs back into their places.
- Try to separate the display assembly away from the back panel.
- Now keep on detaching the display assembly away from the rear panel alongside the left edges as well as the bottom of your iPad device.
- Then hold its bottom edge to raise the front display assembly away from the back panel assembly.
- Use your spudger tool’s flat end to detach the antenna connector nearest the iPad’s bottom from its socket on the communications board.
Reminder: Now you’ll have to detach all the three cables (ambient light sensor, digitizer cable and display data cable) securing the display assembly with the logic board.
- With your plastic razor tool, just toss the retaining flaps up which holds the digitizer ribbon cables in their respective sockets on the logic board.
- Remove the digitizer ribbon cables away from their sockets.
- Use your plastic razor tool to detach the ambient light sensor connector off its socket.
- Then detach the display data cable away from the main board by tossing up the metal retainer from its black plastic pull tab.
- Remove the cable connector out of its socket.
- Detach the front display assembly away from the back panel assembly.
Step 4:Communications board:
- Detach the control button cable alongside the communications board’s top edge.
- Gently remove the communications cable connector from its socket on the logic board.
- Unscrew and remove the one T5 Torx screw attaching the communications board with the back case, with your T5 Torx screwdriver.
- Now just raise the communications board’s right edge upwards to free it from the adhesive sticking with the rear case.
- Detach the communications board out of its socket on the logic board.
Step 5:Logic Board:
- Cautiously peel off the rubber EMI shield wrapping the GPS antenna socket.
- With the plastic razor tool’s edge, just toss the GPS ribbon cable retaining flap up, secured with the GPS cable’s socket on the logic board.
- Remove the GPS antenna ribbon cable away from its socket.
- Use your razor tool’s edge to detach the retaining flap on the microphone/headphone jack socket.
- Remove the microphone/headphone jack ribbon cable from its socket towards the iPad’s left side.
- Use your razor tool to detach the SIM board connector from its socket on the logic board.
- Now gently bend the SIM cable towards the iPad’s bottom to access the speaker connector.
- Use your razor tool to detach the speaker connector away from its socket on the logic board as well as to open it up from the wires beneath.
- Unscrew and remove all the T5 Torx screws (two 4.56 mm screws and two 3.76 mm screws) attaching the logic board with the back panel assembly.
- With your razor tool try to gently detach the dock cable connector straight from the logic board.
- Gently remove the logic board away from the rear panel assembly.
- Replace the existing logic board of your iPad 3G with the new logic board.
- Follow all the above mentioned steps in reverse order, in order to reassemble your iPad 3G.
Now your iPad 3G device possesses a brand new Logic Board.
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