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Advanced tutorial: reader teaches you how to change the broken screen of an iPad 2

Every time iFixit disassembles a iProduct, we see how complex it is inside. Even so, the vast majority of devices earn a very low repairability score, such as the iPad 2, rated 2/10.

But it didn?t scare the reader Brivaldo Junior. His motivation was very simple: his little brother managed to destroy the iPad screen and, after a mixture of anger, despair, sadness and many other bad feelings, the rational / computational side emerged.

The iPad in question is a second generation 16GB Wi-Fi model. As the warranty does not cover this type of problem (characterized as misuse), the repair was R $ 900 and a brand new one leaves today for R $ 1,300. Looking for other alternatives, Brivaldo found a store in Campo Grande (MS) that did the service for R $ 500. Still, he decided to take a chance.

The first thing he did was buy the display, the tools, a tape and a Super Bonder glue on the screen and the tools he bought at MercadoLivre. Below, the total cost:

  • IPad 2 screen: R $ 145.
  • Tools: R $ 49.
  • Tape (to ?fix? the screen): R $ 5.
  • Super Bonder: R $ 7.
  • Total: R $ 206.

After the purchase, the second step is to stick the screen of your iPad tightly with adhesive tape to prevent splinters from damaging the LCD that has not damaged.

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From this point on, little care! Below, an image with all the material needed for the exchange:

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Without further ado, the video with instructions for the procedure:

Brivaldo warns that it was not always possible to record everything, such as the part in which we have to ?glue? the strips of the canvas. If his video is not enough, check also three others that he used as reference: 1, 2, 3.

It is worth noting that, in addition to being dangerous, the exchange was not simple, it took almost four hours to complete the procedure. Definitely not anyone who has the courage and the minimum understanding necessary to deal with it. In addition, follow the information at your own risk.