Its a very, very long story but I was given "new glass" and a cracked ipad2 by my step daughter. My task, replace the glass. Plenty of videos out there on doing this - started, got it done, but the sucker, I though, would not turn on. Plug it in, its still working fine just no display.
After reseating everything several times I could get a clear display if I happen to have my thumb depressed about half way up on the right side, about 3/4" inch in from the edge. It wouldn't last long - and it had to be turned on while my finger was depressed at this location.
Seems like the LCD is fine and the backlight is fine - what I'm wondering is if the glass I got was not so fine.
Quick backup: i don't know any history of where this new glass and frame came from - I suspect someone on craigs's list (as this is where her dad usually buys things). I know that the frame that it was in had several broken retainer clips so it might have been from another dead ipad2 - I simply don't know.
I got the copper strip moved over, removed any extra foam padding - everything seems to fit nice and tight.
I have turned the unit off and back on (read somewhere that sometimes replacing things requires a power-down).
My questions are:
- I'm leaning toward the new glass being not so new and possibly damaged
- Is there any other diags I could do (holding my finger on that one spot)?
Brian - ipad step-dad