Ipad screen question

Discussion in 'iPad DIY' started by dart12992, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. dart12992

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    iPF Noob

    Aug 25, 2015
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    Friend's son broke his screen on ipad mini , screen still worked just all cracked. So I changed the screen and now the center is clear and about an inch on each side it is all colored lines with one black dot also. Did I get a bad screen or did I damage the LCD ?

    Thanks for any help
  2. giradman

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    iPad Wizard

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :) As to your question, probably impossible to say from this vantage point and would only be a guess; but take a look at one of the specific iFixit Guides to determine if you performed the steps properly (apologize if already done, but you did not tell us your level of experience in doing these repairs nor which 'guide' or 'video' you may have used).

    I'm assuming that the iPad is no longer under warranty? If you cannot get the device to function properly, then a visit to an Apple store or an authorized Apple dealer/repair shop would at least provide an estimate - for older devices, a new one or an updated used/refurbished iPad is often the better choice. Good luck and let us know the results - this question does arise frequently. Dave
    #2 giradman, Aug 25, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
  3. Brian 244

    Brian 244
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    Oct 20, 2014
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    Odds are you damaged the LCD. I did the same thing on my first mini repair (pricy mistake). The LCD is very delicate and is also glued to the back plate. If you try to lift it out without loosening the adhesive first, you will wreck the LCD.

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