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  1. Brian 244

    Scratched Screen

    Third party screen replacement is always an option. Look for a reputable repair shop. Cost may range from $75-125.
  2. Brian 244

    Need help with IPad2...Is this thing Dead?

    Over the years of repairing iPads I’ve seen multiple iPad 2s do the same thing. Not sure what the exact cause Is , but it appears to be a logic board failure , maybe ram or the A5 processor. The iPad may be good for parts now , but not much else as there’s no know fix other than replacing the...
  3. Brian 244

    Ipad 1 Original - Boot Loop Question

    The 1st gen ipad is 9 years old now so odds are it is the battery. But there’s no way to be certain until you try a different battery. The 1st gen ipad is a huge pain in the ass to remove the screen though.
  4. Brian 244

    The pad that lost the eye

    Hmmm, not sure if you’re trolling or have a passive aggressive relationship with your iPad. Why spend a $1000 on a device you find so limiting ?
  5. Brian 244

    No Power on iPad

    Are you certain the lcd was plugged in properly prior to reassembly? Also check for a faint image with a bright flashlight against the lcd. It’s possible the backlight isn’t functioning
  6. Brian 244

    iPad won't charge

    Make sure you are using at least a 10 watt charge brick , preferably the official apple one. The smaller iPhone brick will not work. Also check inside for damage or dirt in the 30 pin connector. Sometimes the corners can break off If the cord isn’t inserted properly. The charge port could be...
  7. Brian 244

    Keypad problems

    What twerppoet said. This will show if there are dead spots in the digitizer screen. Use your finger not the pencil as each one uses a different method of detection
  8. Brian 244

    iPad 2018

    Yes you should notice a significant difference plus you will have Apple Pencil compatibility. I’d say go for it
  9. Brian 244

    5th gen ipad slow

    Not great but not horrible either. You may also want to consider her far you are from your router when the web pages load slowly. Are you in the same room or the opposite side of the house ?
  10. Brian 244

    5th gen ipad slow

    Run a Speedtest to make sure if it is your device or the internet that is slow. There is a Speedtest app in the App Store.
  11. Brian 244

    User Manual

    YouTube is your best bet. Lots of content on both
  12. Brian 244

    Touch screen less responsive

    You may want to check Touch Accommodations under your Accessibility settings. Just to make sure there isn't anything turned on there that shouldn't be
  13. Brian 244

    Touch screen less responsive

    Any cracks in the glass? Is it the original screen?
  14. Brian 244

    iOS 12 keyboard change

    Yeah it's a real pain in the ass as muscle memory has me constantly hitting the emoji icon :mad:
  15. Brian 244

    iPad won't charge

    The problem was likely the charging ic on the motherboard not the lightning port. Would require microsoldering to repair.
  16. Brian 244

    Is this screen repairable?

    Likely needs a replacement lcd and there’s a risk of cracking the glass when repairing. Not an economical repair for a 6 yr old iPad.
  17. Brian 244

    iPad Air 2 screen colour changing

    Is this an Air 2or iPad 2. What’s the model number ? If it’s an iPad 2 aka model A 1395 , the slapping the back of it may help. A firm slap in the center back will do it. May take multiple tries. If it is the air 2 , slapping won’t help.
  18. Brian 244

    Screen Replaced, Touch ID Not Working

    There is a slight chance that the home button cable wasn’t fully reinserted during the repair but that usually leads to home button not functioning at all. The odds are that the home button cable was damaged during screen replacement. There is no way to restore Touch ID at this point. Apple...
  19. Brian 244

    iPad 2018 issue found

    Take it to the Apple store to be evaluated. They will let you know if it is normal or not. Also if you don’t have Apple care, consider getting it added to your device.
  20. Brian 244

    12.9” pro screen brightness is changing by itself for no reason

    Is your iPad in a case? If yes it’s possible that parts of the case are interfering with the ambient light sensors
  21. Brian 244

    how to transfer from android to ipad?

    A third party app like Dropbox should do the trick.
  22. Brian 244

    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Sorry missed the part about it being a freebie. Guess you can’t argue about the price ... Best of luck, hope you’re able to find a way to make it suit your needs.
  23. Brian 244

    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    I've been following the thread since the beginning and we are at Post 82 and the OP is still not happy with the device. He says outright that Android was way easier for what he wants to do. I'm not trying to troll your hard work and I am a huge iPad fan but in this case it really feels like...
  24. Brian 244

    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    It basically boils down to the iPad and iOS not suiting your use case. Why not just switch back to Android if that is what worked for you? I'm sure you'll be able to sell the iPad easy peasy and save yourself further frustration.
  25. Brian 244

    iPad A1395 Battery Replacement Questions PLEASE

    I would try ebay for the connector.
  26. Brian 244

    iPad A1395 Battery Replacement Questions PLEASE

    It’s totally repairable and is a common trap. If you’re not experienced at soldering I don’t advise starting with this repair. Check your local repair shops to see if they can do it. You may be looking at about $25 to $50 for the repair.
  27. Brian 244

    iPad A1395 Battery Replacement Questions PLEASE

    Make sure you have all the screws out there may be one in top right corner of logic board.
  28. Brian 244

    iPad A1395 Battery Replacement Questions PLEASE

    Life scifan said , Ifixit guides will help , as will YouTube. That top ribbon cable does come off just peel the black tape back carefully then flip up the clip. Your version of iPad 2 is the revision A version. You’ll need to go slow and careful getting that Battery out. I use a plastic putty...
  29. Brian 244

    How long does iPad Pro batteries last in their lifetime?

    There are still iPad 2 s out there with tons of battery life in them and they turned 7 years old this month.
  30. Brian 244

    Can you turn off an iPad Pro smart keyboard when using the on-screen keyboard?

    The Smart Keyboard doesn't use bluetooth though, does it?
  31. Brian 244

    Ipad (My 1st)

    I can tell you after owning the Air 2 for 3+ years that yes it can be viewed fairly well outside but if you are expecting to sit out in the full sun and see the screen without issue with any tablet, you're going to be disappointed. The 2017/2018 models are the same as the 1st gen Air glare wise...
  32. Brian 244

    Ipad (My 1st)

    The Air 2 will have less glare due to its display features but is coming up on 4 years old this fall. The 2018 version is your best bet unless you can budget for the pro model. If the anti glare is important to you , consider the iPad Pro 9.7" which is a cross between the Air 2 and the Pro series.
  33. Brian 244

    New iPad Mini 4 setup question

    Or ask your friends if they have a drawer of dead cell phones, anything in the last 5 years should have the right size card.
  34. Brian 244

    New iPad Mini 4 setup question

    find an old deactivated sim card and pop it into the ipad, thats pretty much it.
  35. Brian 244

    I think my iPhone 6s Plus battery is getting old best way to replace battery ?

    Apple Store hands down. They are replacing the 6s battery for $29 US.
  36. Brian 244

    thoughts on screen protectors?

    If you get a screen protector, go for the tempered glass vs the plastic ones. The plastic ones look ugly and get dirty and scratched up quickly.
  37. Brian 244

    iPad Pro 9.7

    That depends on you and what you’re looking for. Most would see it as an incremental upgrade. Features such as promotion, and the bump in screen size may sell it for you though. I’d recommend waiting until the fall to see what the latest gen iPad Pros would have to offer.
  38. Brian 244

    Apple Launches New 9.7-Inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support

    From a repair standpoint, screen replacement costs shouldn't be too bad as this iPad won't have a laminated display like the Pro and the Air 2. This will be great as some schools in my neck of the woods tend to rely on third party or in house repair after the warranty/ Apple Care period runs out.
  39. Brian 244

    Home button not working. Any suggestions?

    Likely just worn out unfortunately. A reputable third party repair shop could fix it for you if you have access to one. The other option is to use the assistive feature as you currently are.
  40. Brian 244

    Home button not working. Any suggestions?

    What version of ipad is it? Does the home button still click or is it stuck?