How to Disassemble the iPad Air

Last week, ETrade Supply took apart an iPad Air and made the how-to article on “how to fix a cracked iPad Air screen”. To be honest, the process isn’t that very hard compared to other tablets repairs, but you still need to be careful on taking apart iPad Air if you have ever done an iPad disassembly yourself, as there are some differences. Now we will walk you through from start to finish.   What you need to DIY take apart the iPad Air:   You'll need some special tools so as to take apart your iPad Air, including the professional screwdrivers. We highly recommend checking out our official online store as we owns lots items on excellent smartphone repair tools and have a good customer service. All the links below will route you to the direct item on the site. * Hair Dryer * Suction Cup * Triangle Case Opening Tool * Plastic Pry Tool * Tweezers * Screw Driver * Metal Pry Tool   1.Power the iPad Air off [caption id="attachment_5653" align="alignnone" width="300"]Power the iPad Air off Power the iPad Air off[/caption]   2.Use hair dryer to warm the iPad Air digitizer for about five minutes to loose the adhesive [caption id="attachment_5654" align="alignnone" width="300"]Use hair dryer to warm the iPad Air digitizer Use hair dryer to warm the iPad Air digitizer[/caption]   3.Gently gash a gap between the digitizer and the rest of the device with the metal pry tool
[caption id="attachment_5655" align="alignnone" width="300"]Gently gash a gap between the digitizer and the rest of the device Gently gash a gap between the digitizer and the rest of the device[/caption]   4.Press the suction cup on the digitizer around [caption id="attachment_5656" align="alignnone" width="300"]Press the suction cup Press the suction cup[/caption]   5.Pull up on the suction cup gently to wedge the triangle case opening tool [caption id="attachment_5657" align="alignnone" width="300"]Pull up on the suction cup Pull up on the suction cup[/caption]   6.Lift the digitizer up gently [caption id="attachment_5658" align="alignnone" width="300"]Lift the digitizer up gently Lift the digitizer up gently[/caption]   7.Undo the four screws on the four corners with screwdriver [caption id="attachment_5659" align="alignnone" width="300"]Undo the four screws on the four corners with screwdriver Undo the four screws on the four corners with screwdriver[/caption]   8.Once the screws are removed, use suction cup to pull the LCD up gently [caption id="attachment_5660" align="alignnone" width="300"]Use suction cup to pull the LCD up Use suction cup to pull the LCD up[/caption]   9.Use screwdriver to undo the three screws holding the shield [caption id="attachment_5661" align="alignnone" width="300"]Undo the three screws holding the shield Undo the three screws holding the shield[/caption] 10.Use plastic prying tool to disconnect the LCD connector. Now the LCD screen is free [caption id="attachment_5662" align="alignnone" width="300"]Disconnect the LCD connector Disconnect the LCD connector[/caption]   11.Remove the digitizer by disconnecting the two connectors [caption id="attachment_5663" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the digitizer Remove the digitizer[/caption]   12.Use tweezers to peel off the black tape to disconnect one connector under there [caption id="attachment_5664" align="alignnone" width="300"]Disconnect one connector Disconnect one connector[/caption]   13.Undo ten screws to remove the Bluetooth antenna (long one) and Wi-Fi antenna (short one) [caption id="attachment_5665" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the Bluetooth antenna and Wi-Fi antenna Remove the Bluetooth antenna and Wi-Fi antenna[/caption]   14.Unscrew the three screws to remove the metal shield [caption id="attachment_5666" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the metal shield Remove the metal shield[/caption]   15.Disconnect the front camera flex cable ribbon next to the battery [caption id="attachment_5667" align="alignnone" width="300"]Disconnect the front camera flex cable ribbon Disconnect the front camera flex cable ribbon[/caption]   16.Remove the gasket covering the front camera [caption id="attachment_5668" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the gasket Remove the gasket[/caption]   17.Undo one screw to release the earphone jack [caption id="attachment_5669" align="alignnone" width="300"]Release the earphone jack Release the earphone jack[/caption]   18.Disconnect the rear camera connector on the motherboard [caption id="attachment_5670" align="alignnone" width="300"]Disconnect the rear camera connector Disconnect the rear camera connector[/caption]   19.Take out the front camera with the earphone jack [caption id="attachment_5671" align="alignnone" width="300"]Take out the front camera Take out the front camera[/caption]   20.Disconnect the connector to remove the microphone with the pry tool [caption id="attachment_5672" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the microphone Remove the microphone[/caption]   21.Uses the tweezers to take out the side keys flex cable [caption id="attachment_5673" align="alignnone" width="300"] Take out the side keys flex cable Take out the side keys flex cable[/caption]   22.Disconnect the connectors and undo the screws of lightning port [caption id="attachment_5674" align="alignnone" width="300"]Disconnect the connectors Disconnect the connectors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5675" align="alignnone" width="300"]Undo the screws of lightning port Undo the screws of lightning port[/caption]   23.Gently pull up the motherboard [caption id="attachment_5676" align="alignnone" width="300"]Lift up the motherboard Lift up the motherboard[/caption]   24.Remove the two loud speakers with the tweezers [caption id="attachment_5677" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the two loud speakers 1.Remove the two loud speakers[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="300"]Remove the two loud speakers 2.Remove the two loud speakers[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5679" align="alignnone" width="300"]24.3Remove the two loud speakers 24.3Remove the two loud speakers[/caption]   25.Take out the rear camera [caption id="attachment_5680" align="alignnone" width="300"]Take out the rear camera Take out the rear camera[/caption]   26.Undo screws to remove the side keys with flex cable   [caption id="attachment_5681" align="alignnone" width="300"]26.1remove the side keys with flex cable 26.1Remove the side keys with flex cable[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5682" align="alignnone" width="300"]26.2Remove the side keys with flex cable 26.2Remove the side keys with flex cable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5683" align="alignnone" width="300"]26.3Remove the side keys with flex cable 26.3Remove the side keys with flex cable[/caption]   Notice: Welcome to visit our official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. 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