Trouble With iPad 3 Screen / Bezel Replacement

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BzowK, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. BzowK macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Good Afternoon -

    This afternoon, I started replacing my iPad 3's glass screen and bezel again as the 1st replacement screen didn't work 100%. I am also replacing the black plastic bezel which goes around it as well as the home button assembly which never worked correctly.

    I got everything disassembled, swapped the parts, and put it back together (sans adhesive) and it all worked perfectly for once! There's just one issue I can't resolve... :(

    The glass / bezel / aluminum body is a snug fit! Evedentually over the past few months, the aluminum must have become not as square is it was from the factory. When I put my glass in, it doesn't fit correctly and is very difficult to do with replacing the bezel at the same time.

    I tried tacking down the bezel to the aluminum body with a few drops of super glue. This made it easier, but still didn't fit. If the glass were stronger, I'm sure I could pop it in, but it's obviously very fragile (and expensive!)

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    May I ask why you did this? The iPad 3 hasn't even been out a year, so you would still be under warranty.

    As it stands now, you've voided your warranty and will now have to take it to a 3rd party repair place. Also, never use super glue. That's just asking for trouble.
  3. Greencardman macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Can you bend the aluminum back into shape? Are you sure you didn't just buy a digitizer that isn't cut out to Apple's specifications and the glass is therefore the wrong size by a millimeter? That could be the problem, not the case.

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