iPad Mini Gen-1 Screen Replace What Parts to Order?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 1215, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. 1215 macrumors newbie

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    I've never done one of these but the teardown videos look fairly straightforward. I've done several iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S screens and batteries as well as a variety of iPod batteries so the job doesn't scare me... as long as I have the right tools and parts on hand.

    I'm doing a favor for a friend so I know very little about the device other having received a few pictures via text. You can clearly see where it was dropped and the corner is bent. The outer screen is shattered and I know nothing of the inner display. The display appears to be working fine it's just hard to see because the screen is shattered so badly.

    As I said this is a favor and I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. Since the display is the expensive part, I don't want to order it unless it's absolutely needed. The display *looks* fairly functional. Is it safe to assume it's just the screen that needs replacing? How can I tell or troubleshoot the display via text to the owner who knows nothing about technology whatsoever? The iPad is his grand daughter's who is 4 or 5 and he is clueless about these things. It needs to be an easy troubleshoot question. Should I go ahead and order the display regardless or is it safe to assume it is fine? Like I said, it looks fine...

    Last question: What is the adhesive Apple uses and where can I get some?

    Thanks for any help, it is much appreciated.
     
  2. ray.arl macrumors member

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