iPad 10th Gen LCD and Screen Replacement Guide: How to Fix Your iPad 10.9” Screen!

Welcome back to another Gadget Kings video guide! In this detailed tutorial, we’re going to show you how to replace both the screen and the LCD on an iPad 10th Gen, also known as the iPad 10.9”. If your screen is cracked or the display isn’t working correctly, this guide will help you fix it step by step. Let’s dive in!

Getting Started

To begin, you will need a few essential tools: a heat gun or hair dryer, a heat mat, isopropyl alcohol, a single-sided razor blade, plastic guitar picks, a small scraping tool, a plastic spudger, and a UV curing lamp. These tools will make the process much smoother and ensure you don’t damage any internal components.

Start by placing the iPad face down on the heat mat set to about 75°C for approximately 10 minutes. The purpose of this is to soften the adhesive holding the digitizer (the glass part of the screen) in place. Once the iPad has warmed up, flip it back over.

If your iPad has any additional attachments, such as a ring holder, it’s best to leave it in place to avoid customer dissatisfaction. Begin by applying isopropyl alcohol to the edge of the iPad, soaking it into the gap between the screen and the digitizer. This will help loosen the adhesive further.

Removing the Digitizer

Use a single-sided razor blade to create a small gap between the chassis and the digitizer. Insert a plastic guitar pick into this gap and carefully run it along the edge of the screen. Insert the pick only a few millimeters at a time to avoid damaging the LCD beneath the glass. Lift the digitizer gently with your fingers while cutting through the adhesive.

Once the adhesive is cut through, you can lift the digitizer away from the chassis. The digitizer opens up like a book, with the cables located on one side. Be cautious not to touch the right-hand edge as it isn’t necessary for opening the iPad.

Disassembling the iPad

With the digitizer removed, place the iPad back on the bench for further disassembly. If your iPad has any ring holders, you can use a piece of tape to secure them flat for easier handling. Begin by removing the eight T2 screws that hold down the LCD, four on each side. Carefully avoid touching the LCD to prevent any smudges or marks, which can be difficult to remove.

Lift the LCD away from the chassis by prying upwards with a spudger. The LCD should open up towards the bottom, similar to a notepad. Disconnect the power by removing the battery screw and placing a piece of plastic between the battery and the motherboard to isolate power.

Next, remove the two crosshead screws that hold down the LCD cover and one of the digitizer connectors. Use tweezers to lift off the shield and disconnect the connectors with a plastic spudger. The LCD can now be lifted out, and any remaining adhesive removed.

Installing the New Digitizer and LCD

Before installing the new digitizer, we need to transfer the microphone and sensor from the old digitizer. Use a heat gun set to 200°C to soften the adhesive and carefully remove the components with a scraping tool.

The new digitizer, purchased from a reliable supplier like Gadget Kings, comes with pre-attached magnets and protective film. Remove the film protecting the digitizer cables and reinstall the microphone and sensor using a small bead of UV curing adhesive. Cure the adhesive with a UV lamp.

Ensure the chassis is spotlessly clean before installing the new digitizer. Use a number 17 Exacto blade to scrape off any excess glue and acetone on a microfiber cloth to clean the edges thoroughly.

Reconnect the digitizer connectors, starting with the top and moving to the bottom. Secure two of the three shields that hold down the connectors, starting with the razor blade-shaped shield and then the one for the microphone and front camera.

Final Assembly

Now, prepare the new LCD for installation. If your new LCD lacks certain components like a small rail, you may need to transfer these from the old LCD using isopropyl alcohol and a guitar pick. Clean off any old adhesive before securing the new LCD.

Secure the LCD screws to the iPad first and apply a small length of 5 mm Teser tape along the edge. Align the LCD with the connectors and secure it down with screws. Reconnect the power by reattaching the battery connector and ensure the shield is properly aligned and secured.

Finally, place the LCD into its final position, ensuring it sits correctly. Secure the corners with screws and apply pressure along the edges to ensure the adhesive sticks.

Testing and Final Steps

Turn on the device to test the functionality of the new screen and digitizer. Once confirmed, remove any protective films from the digitizer and LCD. Ensure there is no dust or debris inside before closing the iPad.

Apply gentle pressure around all four edges to secure the digitizer in place. Test all functionalities again before handing the iPad back to the customer.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully replaced the screen and LCD on your iPad 10th Gen.

For more detailed guides and professional repair services, visit Gadget Kings. Our expert technicians are always ready to assist you with any gadget repair needs. See you next time for another helpful tutorial!

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