Digitizer Replacement Help

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by jm97, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. jm97

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    iPF Noob

    Jan 17, 2015
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    Hi there I'm looking for some help regarding an iPad 2 I've bought as a project.The screen Is not broken but is not stuck down correctly everything else works perfectly.How would I either fix the screen or replace it? Thanks
  2. giradman

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    iPad Wizard

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)

    Visit iFixit - pick the iPad 2 model (I've taken the link to that point) and find the guide desired - detailed steps w/ images will be available, the tools needed outlined, and the degree of difficulty described - good luck! Dave

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    iPad Fan

    Aug 28, 2014
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    I realize this is a Jan post . Also I too agree with Giradman on this link .
    Sorta puts it like it is but in a more usable friendly guidelines. Ummmm
    There is two things that I have seen and found on the screen /glass
    setting that is often over looked in these tutorials .
    The first thing and this is in order is the mastic that is applied . This mastic is what sets or bonds and helps as a moisture barrier , the digitizer/screen glass to the body of the I pad . In the old mastic may be a peice of glass or some mastic that was not thoroughly and completely cleaned off. Always take the old completely down till you see the body of I pad. And this is just the reason why. These tolerances are very close and if one thinks that the old mastic + the new will better the seal . Wrong answer. Completely clean .
    The #2part which is a little aggravating is the bezel trim . Now you can re use the old one if you take care in the removal of the old but heck ,,,,
    For a Coupla dollars more just buy one ....the problem that I have encountered with these rascals is they will want to twist slightly ,
    When you install , leaving a wrinkle or pucker in the plastic and it will retain the memory of the crease or wrinkle. And it will go back together
    But leave a raised or high place in the screen and is especially noticeable when viewing looking down the edge .
    I have replaced 12 so far and not all mine I have devoloped a trick for the bezel and works well. If you apply a small amount of silicone (1eye dropper amount to each of the corners let it set for an 1 hr then install you have no worrys. Why the silicone ? Because it is not fully set in 1 hr and is set long enough to hold in place . And there is not that much used and should it need removed will be no more difficult than removing any way ...,.. Just a bunch of words. Best to Ya !

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