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Use this guide to replace the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna in your iPad Mini CDMA.

  1. We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener. Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.
    • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

    • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

    • For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.

  2. Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.
    • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

    • Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair. Overheating may cause the iOpener to burst.

    • Never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen.

    • If the iOpener is still too hot in the middle to touch, continue using it while waiting for it to cool down some more before reheating. A properly heated iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.
    • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.

    • The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.

  4. If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass. Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPad's display until the whole face is covered. This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.
    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPad's display until the whole face is covered.

    • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Do your best to follow the rest of the guide as described. However, once the glass is broken, it will likely continue to crack as you work, and you may need to use a metal prying tool to scoop the glass out.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, and be careful not to damage the LCD screen.

  5. Handling it by the tab, place the heated iOpener on the side of the iPad to the left of the home button assembly.
    • Handling it by the tab, place the heated iOpener on the side of the iPad to the left of the home button assembly.

    • Let the iOpener sit for about five minutes to soften the adhesive beneath the glass.

  6. Carefully place a suction cup halfway up the heated side. Be sure the cup is completely flat on the screen to get a tight seal. While holding the iPad down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel glass from from the rear case.
    • Carefully place a suction cup halfway up the heated side.

    • Be sure the cup is completely flat on the screen to get a tight seal.

    • While holding the iPad down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel glass from from the rear case.

    • Be careful to only lift the glass enough to insert an opening pick—any more and you may risk cracking the glass.

  7. While holding the glass up with the suction cup, slide the point of an opening pick into the gap between the glass and body of the iPad. Don't insert the opening pick any deeper than the black bezel on the side of the display. Inserting the pick too far may damage the LCD. Pull the suction cup's plastic nub to release the vacuum seal and remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
    • While holding the glass up with the suction cup, slide the point of an opening pick into the gap between the glass and body of the iPad.

    • Don't insert the opening pick any deeper than the black bezel on the side of the display. Inserting the pick too far may damage the LCD.

    • Pull the suction cup's plastic nub to release the vacuum seal and remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

  8. Reheat and reapply the iOpener.
    • Reheat and reapply the iOpener.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. Always wait at least ten minutes before reheating the iOpener.

    • Let it rest for a few minutes to reheat the left edge of the iPad.

  9. Place a second opening pick alongside the first and slide the pick down along the edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go. Throughout the rest of the procedure, if you encounter significant resistance to sliding picks beneath the glass, stop and reheat the section you're working on. Forcing the picks risks cracking the glass. Throughout the rest of the procedure, if you encounter significant resistance to sliding picks beneath the glass, stop and reheat the section you're working on. Forcing the picks risks cracking the glass.
    • Place a second opening pick alongside the first and slide the pick down along the edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go.

    • Throughout the rest of the procedure, if you encounter significant resistance to sliding picks beneath the glass, stop and reheat the section you're working on. Forcing the picks risks cracking the glass.

  10. Continue moving the opening pick down the side of the display to release the adhesive. If the opening pick gets stuck in the adhesive, "roll" the pick along the side of the iPad, continuing to release the adhesive. If the opening pick gets stuck in the adhesive, "roll" the pick along the side of the iPad, continuing to release the adhesive.
    • Continue moving the opening pick down the side of the display to release the adhesive.

    • If the opening pick gets stuck in the adhesive, "roll" the pick along the side of the iPad, continuing to release the adhesive.

  11. Take the first pick you inserted and slide it up toward the top corner of the iPad. If you can see the tip of the opening pick through the front glass, don't panic—just pull the pick out a little bit. Most likely, everything will be fine, but try to avoid this as it may deposit adhesive on the front of the LCD that is difficult to clean off. If you can see the tip of the opening pick through the front glass, don't panic—just pull the pick out a little bit. Most likely, everything will be fine, but try to avoid this as it may deposit adhesive on the front of the LCD that is difficult to clean off.
    • Take the first pick you inserted and slide it up toward the top corner of the iPad.

    • If you can see the tip of the opening pick through the front glass, don't panic—just pull the pick out a little bit. Most likely, everything will be fine, but try to avoid this as it may deposit adhesive on the front of the LCD that is difficult to clean off.

  12. Reheat the iOpener and place it on the top edge of the iPad, over the front-facing camera.
    • Reheat the iOpener and place it on the top edge of the iPad, over the front-facing camera.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure. Wait at least ten minutes before reheating the iOpener.

    • If you have a flexible iOpener, you can bend it to heat both the upper left corner and the upper edge at the same time.

  13. Slide the opening pick around the top left corner of the iPad to separate the adhesive. Slide the opening pick around the top left corner of the iPad to separate the adhesive. Slide the opening pick around the top left corner of the iPad to separate the adhesive.
    • Slide the opening pick around the top left corner of the iPad to separate the adhesive.

  14. Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the iPad, stopping just before you reach the camera. The third image shows where the front-facing camera and housing are in the iPad. Avoid sliding the opening pick over the front-facing camera, as you may smear adhesive onto the lens or damage the camera. The following steps will detail how to best avoid disturbing the front-facing camera.
    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the iPad, stopping just before you reach the camera.

    • The third image shows where the front-facing camera and housing are in the iPad.

    • Avoid sliding the opening pick over the front-facing camera, as you may smear adhesive onto the lens or damage the camera. The following steps will detail how to best avoid disturbing the front-facing camera.

  15. Pull the pick out slightly, and slide the very tip gently along the top of the front-facing camera section of the top edge. Pull the pick out slightly, and slide the very tip gently along the top of the front-facing camera section of the top edge. Pull the pick out slightly, and slide the very tip gently along the top of the front-facing camera section of the top edge.
    • Pull the pick out slightly, and slide the very tip gently along the top of the front-facing camera section of the top edge.

  16. Leave the opening pick in the iPad slightly past the front-facing camera. Take a second pick and insert it to the left of the camera, where the first pick just was. Slide it back to the corner to completely cut any remaining adhesive. Leave the second pick in place to prevent the corner adhesive from re-sealing as it cools.
    • Leave the opening pick in the iPad slightly past the front-facing camera.

    • Take a second pick and insert it to the left of the camera, where the first pick just was. Slide it back to the corner to completely cut any remaining adhesive.

    • Leave the second pick in place to prevent the corner adhesive from re-sealing as it cools.

  17. Insert the previous pick deeper into the iPad and slide it away from the camera toward the corner. Insert the previous pick deeper into the iPad and slide it away from the camera toward the corner. Insert the previous pick deeper into the iPad and slide it away from the camera toward the corner.
    • Insert the previous pick deeper into the iPad and slide it away from the camera toward the corner.

  18. Leave the three picks in the corners of the iPad to prevent re-adhering of the front panel adhesive.
    • Leave the three picks in the corners of the iPad to prevent re-adhering of the front panel adhesive.

    • Reheat the iOpener and place it on the remaining long side of the iPad—along the volume and lock buttons.

  19. Slide the top right opening pick around the corner to fully release the top edge of the glass. Leave this pick in place to keep the adhesive from re-sealing itself, and grab a new pick for the next step.
    • Slide the top right opening pick around the corner to fully release the top edge of the glass.

    • Leave this pick in place to keep the adhesive from re-sealing itself, and grab a new pick for the next step.

  20. Insert a new opening pick and slide it to the middle of the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go. Insert a new opening pick and slide it to the middle of the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go. Insert a new opening pick and slide it to the middle of the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go.
    • Insert a new opening pick and slide it to the middle of the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive as you go.

  21. Continue to slide the pick down the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive. Continue to slide the pick down the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive. Continue to slide the pick down the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive.
    • Continue to slide the pick down the right edge of the iPad, releasing the adhesive.

  22. Leave the opening picks in place and reheat the iOpener.
    • Leave the opening picks in place and reheat the iOpener.

    • Remember not to overheat the iOpener—no more than once every ten minutes.

    • Set the reheated iOpener on the home button end of the iPad and let it rest for a few minutes to soften the adhesive beneath the glass.

  23. Slide the lower left pick to the lower left corner to cut the adhesive on that corner. Leave the pick at the corner. Do not pry any farther, and do not remove the pick from the iPad. There are quite a few things to avoid beneath the lower bezel, so study the third image closely:
    • Slide the lower left pick to the lower left corner to cut the adhesive on that corner.

    • Leave the pick at the corner. Do not pry any farther, and do not remove the pick from the iPad.

    • There are quite a few things to avoid beneath the lower bezel, so study the third image closely:

    • Antennas

    • Home button cavity

    • Digitizer cable

    • The following steps will direct you where to pry to avoid damage to these components. Only apply heat and pry where directed.

  24. Leave the pick from the last step in place to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing. With a new pick, slice gently over the left-hand antenna, stopping before the home button. Only slide the pick from the outer edge toward the center of the iPad. Do not move the pick back toward the outer edge, as moving in this direction may damage the antenna.
    • Leave the pick from the last step in place to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

    • With a new pick, slice gently over the left-hand antenna, stopping before the home button.

    • Only slide the pick from the outer edge toward the center of the iPad. Do not move the pick back toward the outer edge, as moving in this direction may damage the antenna.

    • If you need to slide the pick over the lower section more than once, remove it and re-insert at the outer edge, and slide inwards.

    • Leave the pick in place before moving on.

  25. Insert the tip of one last pick next to the previous step's pick, and slide it beneath the home button. Stop about an inch from the right-hand side to avoid cutting the digitizer cable. Insert the pick slightly deeper and work it back toward the home button.
    • Insert the tip of one last pick next to the previous step's pick, and slide it beneath the home button.

    • Stop about an inch from the right-hand side to avoid cutting the digitizer cable.

    • Insert the pick slightly deeper and work it back toward the home button.

    • Again, be sure to only slide the pick toward the center of the iPad when it is fully inserted; otherwise you may damage the antenna beneath the glass.

  26. Reheat and reapply the iOpener to the top bezel of the iPad.
    • Reheat and reapply the iOpener to the top bezel of the iPad.

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  28. Be very careful with this step. Take your time and ensure the adhesive is hot and soft, and that you've been through all of the adhesive with an opening pick. Don't be afraid to stop and reheat. At the top of the iPad opposite the home button, you should have a pick lodged into each corner. Twist the picks to lift the glass slightly, separating the last of the adhesive along all four edges.
    • Be very careful with this step. Take your time and ensure the adhesive is hot and soft, and that you've been through all of the adhesive with an opening pick. Don't be afraid to stop and reheat.

    • At the top of the iPad opposite the home button, you should have a pick lodged into each corner. Twist the picks to lift the glass slightly, separating the last of the adhesive along all four edges.

    • If you encounter a significant amount of resistance, stop twisting. Leave the picks in place, reheat, and reapply the iOpener to the problem areas, and run a pick through the sticking point one more time.

  29. Lift slowly and gently to further detach the adhesive along the lower edge. Lift slowly and gently to further detach the adhesive along the lower edge.
    • Lift slowly and gently to further detach the adhesive along the lower edge.

  30. Once all of the adhesive has been separated, open the front glass like a page in a book and rest it on your workspace. Once all of the adhesive has been separated, open the front glass like a page in a book and rest it on your workspace.
    • Once all of the adhesive has been separated, open the front glass like a page in a book and rest it on your workspace.

  31. The front-facing camera housing may stick to the front panel; peel up the housing and place it back over the camera to protect it. Rock the camera housing up on one edge to free it from the adhesive and remove it from the front panel. Return the front-facing camera housing to its recess in the rear case.
    • The front-facing camera housing may stick to the front panel; peel up the housing and place it back over the camera to protect it.

    • Rock the camera housing up on one edge to free it from the adhesive and remove it from the front panel.

    • Return the front-facing camera housing to its recess in the rear case.

  32. Small pieces of foam tape cover the top and bottom right-hand screws securing the LCD to the rear case. Use tweezers to peel up and remove the rectangular piece of foam tape covering the top right LCD screw. Remove the triangular tape covering the lower right LCD screw.
    • Small pieces of foam tape cover the top and bottom right-hand screws securing the LCD to the rear case.

    • Use tweezers to peel up and remove the rectangular piece of foam tape covering the top right LCD screw.

    • Remove the triangular tape covering the lower right LCD screw.

  33. The top left LCD screw may be covered by adhesive tape from the front panel. If the tape is present, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the tape up and away, exposing the LCD screw beneath.
    • The top left LCD screw may be covered by adhesive tape from the front panel.

    • If the tape is present, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the tape up and away, exposing the LCD screw beneath.

  34. Remove the four 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the LCD to the rear case.
    • Remove the four 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the LCD to the rear case.

  35. Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape connecting the LCD frame to the right speaker. Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape connecting the LCD frame to the right speaker.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape connecting the LCD frame to the right speaker.

  36. A thin strip of foam tape on the LCD frame is covering a piece of tape connecting the LCD to the panel beneath it. To proceed, you'll have to break and peel up some of the foam tape to expose the tape hidden beneath. Use a pair of thin tweezers to pull up the top of the foam tape surrounding the LCD. Be careful not to touch the LCD with the tweezers, as you may damage the display.
    • A thin strip of foam tape on the LCD frame is covering a piece of tape connecting the LCD to the panel beneath it. To proceed, you'll have to break and peel up some of the foam tape to expose the tape hidden beneath.

    • Use a pair of thin tweezers to pull up the top of the foam tape surrounding the LCD.

    • Be careful not to touch the LCD with the tweezers, as you may damage the display.

    • Use the tweezers to peel the foam tape up to expose the top of the LCD.

  37. Insert the tip of a spudger between the LCD  frame and the tape on the top of the LCD. Slide the spudger along the space between the LCD frame and tape, separating the tape from the LCD frame. Slide the spudger along the space between the LCD frame and tape, separating the tape from the LCD frame.
    • Insert the tip of a spudger between the LCD frame and the tape on the top of the LCD.

    • Slide the spudger along the space between the LCD frame and tape, separating the tape from the LCD frame.

  38. The LCD is glued to the metal LCD shield plate behind it along the top, left, and right edges. In order to safely loosen this adhesive, you'll be using a guitar pick to shift the LCD a couple of millimeters left and right several times. Insert a guitar pick into the gap between the LCD and rear case, near the top of the left side of the LCD.
    • The LCD is glued to the metal LCD shield plate behind it along the top, left, and right edges. In order to safely loosen this adhesive, you'll be using a guitar pick to shift the LCD a couple of millimeters left and right several times.

    • Insert a guitar pick into the gap between the LCD and rear case, near the top of the left side of the LCD.

    • Bend the pick slightly away from the iPad, just enough to spread the gap between the LCD and rear case.

  39. Insert the guitar pick into three more locations down the left side of the LCD and bend it over in each location, to slide the LCD over to the right side of the rear case. Insert the guitar pick into three more locations down the left side of the LCD and bend it over in each location, to slide the LCD over to the right side of the rear case. Insert the guitar pick into three more locations down the left side of the LCD and bend it over in each location, to slide the LCD over to the right side of the rear case.
    • Insert the guitar pick into three more locations down the left side of the LCD and bend it over in each location, to slide the LCD over to the right side of the rear case.

  40. Now switch to the right side of the LCD, and pry with the guitar pick in several places along the side to shift the LCD back to the left. Repeat this and the previous step a few times, until the LCD is easily moved left and right. Repeat this and the previous step a few times, until the LCD is easily moved left and right.
    • Now switch to the right side of the LCD, and pry with the guitar pick in several places along the side to shift the LCD back to the left.

    • Repeat this and the previous step a few times, until the LCD is easily moved left and right.

  41. In the next few steps, you'll be sliding a spudger between the LCD and the metal backing plate to fully separate the LCD from the adhesive beneath. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD frame and the metal backing plate. Be sure to get the spudger between the LCD frame and backing plate, and not beneath the plate. Prying up on the plate will damage it, because it is screwed down to the rear case beneath the LCD.
    • In the next few steps, you'll be sliding a spudger between the LCD and the metal backing plate to fully separate the LCD from the adhesive beneath.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD frame and the metal backing plate.

    • Be sure to get the spudger between the LCD frame and backing plate, and not beneath the plate. Prying up on the plate will damage it, because it is screwed down to the rear case beneath the LCD.

  42. Starting at the top right of the device, slide the spudger in between the LCD frame and metal backing plate, which will separate the adhesive as you push. The goal is to separate the adhesive, not to pry the LCD up, so keep the pointed tip of the spudger as low as possible to prevent bending the LCD. If inserting the spudger causes the corner of the LCD to bend up, repeat the steps with the guitar pick to further loosen the adhesive.
    • Starting at the top right of the device, slide the spudger in between the LCD frame and metal backing plate, which will separate the adhesive as you push.

    • The goal is to separate the adhesive, not to pry the LCD up, so keep the pointed tip of the spudger as low as possible to prevent bending the LCD.

    • If inserting the spudger causes the corner of the LCD to bend up, repeat the steps with the guitar pick to further loosen the adhesive.

  43. Repeat the previous procedure along the top of the LCD. Insert the flat end of the spudger between the LCD frame and metal backing plate and gently push the spudger in across the top of the device, separating adhesive. Insert the flat end of the spudger between the LCD frame and metal backing plate and gently push the spudger in across the top of the device, separating adhesive.
    • Repeat the previous procedure along the top of the LCD.

    • Insert the flat end of the spudger between the LCD frame and metal backing plate and gently push the spudger in across the top of the device, separating adhesive.

  44. Continue with the left side of the LCD: insert the flat end of the spudger between the LCD and shield plate and insert the spudger as far as it will go. At this point the LCD should be loosened from the adhesive holding it. If it is not, re-insert the spudger on the right side or top to fully free the LCD. At this point the LCD should be loosened from the adhesive holding it. If it is not, re-insert the spudger on the right side or top to fully free the LCD.
    • Continue with the left side of the LCD: insert the flat end of the spudger between the LCD and shield plate and insert the spudger as far as it will go.

    • At this point the LCD should be loosened from the adhesive holding it. If it is not, re-insert the spudger on the right side or top to fully free the LCD.

  45. Lift the LCD up a couple inches from the rear case to ensure it's free from the adhesive.
    • Lift the LCD up a couple inches from the rear case to ensure it's free from the adhesive.

  46. Two wide strips of tape connect the LCD to the speakers. While holding the LCD with one hand, Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between this tape and the left speaker.
    • Two wide strips of tape connect the LCD to the speakers.

    • While holding the LCD with one hand, Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between this tape and the left speaker.

    • Gently pull the LCD away from the speakers while rotating the spudger outward to separate the tape from the speaker.

  47. Insert the flat end of the spudger into the gap between the right speaker and the LCD tape. While pulling the LCD away from the speakers, rotate the spudger outward, widening the gap and releasing the tape from the speaker.
    • Insert the flat end of the spudger into the gap between the right speaker and the LCD tape.

    • While pulling the LCD away from the speakers, rotate the spudger outward, widening the gap and releasing the tape from the speaker.

  48. Flip the LCD over and rest it on top of the front panel glass. Do not attempt to remove the LCD from the iPad, as it is still connected by its data cable.
    • Flip the LCD over and rest it on top of the front panel glass.

    • Do not attempt to remove the LCD from the iPad, as it is still connected by its data cable.

  49. Remove the following screws securing the LCD shield plate to the rear case of the iPad:
    • Remove the following screws securing the LCD shield plate to the rear case of the iPad:

    • Two 2.6 mm Phillips #00

    • Thirteen 1.7 mm Phillips #00

    • One additional 1.7 mm Phillips #00 on some devices.

  50. Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the center of the LCD shield plate from the bottom end of the iPad. Pry up on the spudger to free the plate from the sides of the rear case.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the center of the LCD shield plate from the bottom end of the iPad.

    • Pry up on the spudger to free the plate from the sides of the rear case.

  51. Remove the LCD shield plate from the iPad.
    • Remove the LCD shield plate from the iPad.

  52. Remove the three 1.3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the connector shield to the logic board.
    • Remove the three 1.3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the connector shield to the logic board.

    • Be sure to not substitute these three screws with any other screws, specifically the screws securing the LCD shield plate to the rear case of the iPad. Any slightly longer screws may strip the screw holes and result in irreparable damage to the logic board.

  53. Use a pair of tweezers to grasp and remove the connector shield from the iPad.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grasp and remove the connector shield from the iPad.

  54. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board. Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector and not on the socket itself. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector and not on the socket itself. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

  55. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the LCD connector from its socket on the logic board. Do not pry against the large IC next to the connector, or you may break it. Gently pry from the side of the connector as shown.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the LCD connector from its socket on the logic board.

    • Do not pry against the large IC next to the connector, or you may break it. Gently pry from the side of the connector as shown.

  56. The LCD is still connected to the rest of the iPad by two wide strips of adhesive tape that run up from the inside of the rear case to the front bottom LCD frame. While holding the LCD with one hand, insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD and tape on the iPad's right side. Slide the spudger outward, separating the tape, while gently lifting up on the LCD to pull it away from the tape.
    • The LCD is still connected to the rest of the iPad by two wide strips of adhesive tape that run up from the inside of the rear case to the front bottom LCD frame.

    • While holding the LCD with one hand, insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD and tape on the iPad's right side.

    • Slide the spudger outward, separating the tape, while gently lifting up on the LCD to pull it away from the tape.

    • It may help to twist the spudger, to spread the gap the rest of the way and separate the LCD from the tape.

  57. While still holding the LCD up with one hand, move on to the iPad's left side and repeat the previous step's procedure to separate the second piece of tape. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD frame and tape, and slide outward while gently lifting up on the LCD. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD frame and tape, and slide outward while gently lifting up on the LCD.
    • While still holding the LCD up with one hand, move on to the iPad's left side and repeat the previous step's procedure to separate the second piece of tape.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the LCD frame and tape, and slide outward while gently lifting up on the LCD.

  58. Lift and remove the LCD from the iPad Mini. Lift and remove the LCD from the iPad Mini.
    • Lift and remove the LCD from the iPad Mini.

  59. Be very careful to pry evenly on the digitizer connector, and not on the socket at all. The socket and connector are very delicate and if you damage either, your digitizer won't work. To minimize stress on the socket, try prying under the short edge of the connector, rather than the long edge which is shown in these images.
    • Be very careful to pry evenly on the digitizer connector, and not on the socket at all. The socket and connector are very delicate and if you damage either, your digitizer won't work.

    • To minimize stress on the socket, try prying under the short edge of the connector, rather than the long edge which is shown in these images.

    • Gently pry the digitizer connector up from its socket on the logic board.

  60. Gently pry the digitizer cable board up from the rear case. Gently pry the digitizer cable board up from the rear case.
    • Gently pry the digitizer cable board up from the rear case.

  61. Lift and remove the front panel from the iPad. Lift and remove the front panel from the iPad.
    • Lift and remove the front panel from the iPad.

  62. Use the tip of a spudger to peel back the small piece of tape covering both antenna cables located near the bottom right corner of the iPad. Leave the lower part of the tape stuck to the back of the rear case to aid in reassembly.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to peel back the small piece of tape covering both antenna cables located near the bottom right corner of the iPad.

    • Leave the lower part of the tape stuck to the back of the rear case to aid in reassembly.

  63. With the tip of a spudger, peel up the larger piece of tape covering both antenna cables near the bottom of the rear case. Do not try to remove this piece of tape; it is wrapped around the top antenna cable. Do not try to remove this piece of tape; it is wrapped around the top antenna cable.
    • With the tip of a spudger, peel up the larger piece of tape covering both antenna cables near the bottom of the rear case.

    • Do not try to remove this piece of tape; it is wrapped around the top antenna cable.

  64. Remove the following three screws securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna to the rear case:
    • Remove the following three screws securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna to the rear case:

    • One 1.2 mm Phillips #00

    • One 1.1 mm Phillips #00

    • One 2.5 mm Phillips #00

  65. Use the flat end of a spudger to loosen the foam adhesive securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna to the left speaker. Use the flat end of a spudger to loosen the foam adhesive securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna to the left speaker.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to loosen the foam adhesive securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna to the left speaker.

  66. Use the flat end of a spudger to fold the left-hand wide piece of tape away from the left speaker. Use the flat end of a spudger to fold the left-hand wide piece of tape away from the left speaker.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to fold the left-hand wide piece of tape away from the left speaker.

  67. The antenna cable is secured with two pieces of tape: the wide tape that continues onto the rear case, and its own small piece of tape that is covered by the wide tape.
    • The antenna cable is secured with two pieces of tape: the wide tape that continues onto the rear case, and its own small piece of tape that is covered by the wide tape.

    • In the next steps you'll be separating the wide tape from the antenna cable's tape with the tip of a spudger in the gap between the two pieces.

  68. Pull the wide tape toward the top of the iPad, applying constant force to release it from the antenna cable between it and the speaker. Slide the tip of a spudger through the gap between the wide tape and the antenna cable, to break the adhesive connecting the two. Continue pulling the wide tape until it is no longer covering the antenna cable.
    • Pull the wide tape toward the top of the iPad, applying constant force to release it from the antenna cable between it and the speaker.

    • Slide the tip of a spudger through the gap between the wide tape and the antenna cable, to break the adhesive connecting the two.

    • Continue pulling the wide tape until it is no longer covering the antenna cable.

  69. The right-hand wide piece of tape covers the antenna cable in the same way as the left.
    • The right-hand wide piece of tape covers the antenna cable in the same way as the left.

  70. Pull the wide tape toward the top of the iPad, applying constant force to release it from the antenna cable between it and the speaker. Slide the tip of a spudger through the gap between the wide tape and the antenna cable, to release the adhesive connecting the two. Continue pulling the wide tape until it is no longer covering the antenna cable.
    • Pull the wide tape toward the top of the iPad, applying constant force to release it from the antenna cable between it and the speaker.

    • Slide the tip of a spudger through the gap between the wide tape and the antenna cable, to release the adhesive connecting the two.

    • Continue pulling the wide tape until it is no longer covering the antenna cable.

  71. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from the rear case of the iPad. Gently pull the antenna cable out of the way as you work along the piece of tape, to keep it from resealing. Gently pull the antenna cable out of the way as you work along the piece of tape, to keep it from resealing.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from the rear case of the iPad.

    • Gently pull the antenna cable out of the way as you work along the piece of tape, to keep it from resealing.

  72. Pull the antenna cable from the slot behind the Lightning connector. Pull the antenna cable from the slot behind the Lightning connector.
    • Pull the antenna cable from the slot behind the Lightning connector.

  73. Use the tip of the spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from behind the right speaker as well. Use the tip of the spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from behind the right speaker as well.
    • Use the tip of the spudger to pry the antenna cable tape up from behind the right speaker as well.

  74. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small piece of tape securing the antenna cable in the bottom right corner of the iPad. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small piece of tape securing the antenna cable in the bottom right corner of the iPad. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small piece of tape securing the antenna cable in the bottom right corner of the iPad.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small piece of tape securing the antenna cable in the bottom right corner of the iPad.

  75. Pull the antenna cable away from its recess in the rear case. Pull the antenna cable away from its recess in the rear case.
    • Pull the antenna cable away from its recess in the rear case.

  76. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the small metal retaining clip off the antenna cable. De-route the antenna cable from the clip. De-route the antenna cable from the clip.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the small metal retaining clip off the antenna cable.

    • De-route the antenna cable from the clip.

  77. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the antenna connector up from its socket on the logic board. Remove the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna from the iPad.
    • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the antenna connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Remove the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna from the iPad.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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