Installing iPad 2 3G Battery
Replace the battery in your iPad 2 3G.
SIM Card 2 steps
Front Panel 8 steps
LCD 2 steps
iPad 2 3G Front Panel Replacement 4 steps
Logic Board 17 steps
Battery 5 steps
Step 1 — Sim Card
Use a SIM eject tool or an uncoiled paperclip to eject the SIM card tray.
Pull the SIM tray out of its slot and remove it from the iPad 2.
Step 3 — Front Panel
Carefully rotate the front panel away from the iPad, being sure that no adhesive is still attaching the two components.
Do not put excessive strain on the digitizer cable.
Lay the front panel next to the rest of the iPad 2.
Do not attempt to completely remove the front panel assembly just yet, as it is still attached to the logic board via the display ribbon cable.
|Step 11 — LCD|
Remove the four 2.0 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD to the rear case.
Lift the LCD from its long edge closest to the volume buttons and rotate it out of the rear case.
|Step 13 — iPad 2 3G Front Panel Replacement|
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the two digitizer ribbon cable ZIF sockets.
Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flaps, not the sockets themselves.
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to peel the digitizer cable off the shields on the logic board.
Carefully pull the digitizer cable off the adhesive securing it to the side of the rear case.
Pull the digitizer ribbon cable straight out of its two sockets on the logic board.
Temporarily put the LCD back into the body of the iPad 2 and remove the front panel, being careful not to damage the digitizer cable in the process.
If you are replacing the front panel with a new one, make sure to transfer over the metal camera bracket and the home button assembly. Both can be removed using a spudger and heat.
|Step 17 — Logic Board|
Carefully lay the LCD next to the rear panel.
Use a plastic opening tool to lift the display data cable lock upwards.
Pull the display data cable out of its socket.
Do not pull the connector upward as you disconnect it from its socket.
Remove the LCD assembly from the rear panel assembly.
If present, use a plastic opening tool to help remove the piece of tape covering the end of the dock connector cable.
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully pry the dock connector cable's connector up from its socket on the logic board.
Peel the dock connector ribbon cable off the rear panel.
Pry the speaker cable connector straight up from its socket on the logic board.
|Step 21 |
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the headphone jack and front camera cable ZIF socket.
Be sure you are prying upward on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Peel the headphone jack and front camera cable off the rear case.
|Step 22 |
Pull the headphone jack and front camera ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.
|Step 23 |
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retainer securing the control board cable connector to its socket on the logic board.
|Step 24 |
Remove the three 2 mm Phillips screws securing the SIM card slot to the rear panel.
|Step 25 |
Remove the two 2.9 mm Phillips screws securing the headphone jack to the top edge of the rear panel.
|Step 26 |
Use a plastic opening tool to help pull the headphone jack out of its recess in the top of the rear panel.
|Step 27 |
Remove the two 2.1 mm Phillips screws securing the logic board bracket to the rear case near the digitizer cable socket.
Remove the logic board bracket from the rear case.
|Step 28 |
Remove the four 2.6 mm Phillips screws securing the logic and communications boards to the rear panel.
|Step 29 |
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to gently pry the logic board up from the adhesive securing it to the rear case.
|Step 30 |
Lift the logic board out from the rear case and rotate it slightly toward the battery.
Do not try to completely remove it just yet. There are still three antenna cables attached to it.
|Step 31 |
Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect both antenna connectors from their sockets on the communications board.
|Step 32 |
Disconnect the Wi-Fi antenna connector from its socket on the logic board.
|Step 33 |
Remove the logic board from the iPad 2.
|Step 34 — Battery |
Use a heat gun to evenly heat up the two thirds of the outside of the rear case nearest the volume buttons.
|Step 35 |
Starting with the battery cell closest to the dock connector, run a opening tool underneath the edge of the battery closest to the logic board void to make enough room to insert the flat end of a spudger.
|Step 36 |
Before prying up the middle battery cell, use the edge of a plastic opening tool to lift the battery connector board away from the rear panel.
|Step 37 |
Next use your spudger to separate the adhesive along the long sides of the middle battery cell.
Repeat the process for the final battery cell, reheating the case if necessary.
|Step 38 |
Carefully lift the battery out of the rear panel and remove it from the iPad 2.