taking off the screen
dont know why i put off fixing the ipad for 2 weeks,
youtube videos scared me out of doing it,
beware of this area and this and this area blah blah blah
in the end i just scraped around every edge with no hassle... i can partially lift the screen up and see inside now and i still dont know what im suppose to be scared off i dont see no atennas
anyway moving on
not only do i need to buy a new bezel,
it seems the expensive inner lcd underneath the frontscreen is cracked too so ive wasted my time now.. would have been just as cheap to goto a repair shop i expect
i havent took the screen completly off yet because i want to show the owner that its still fully functional first
and im 100% confident that the replacement i bought will work atall to be honest
i got 6 days to test it or send it back for a refund minus post+packaging
my question is
can i easily test if the new screen works without fully installing it?
i dont have no special extended test ribbon cable like i do with my iphone
shop may not accept returns if i mess it up
last question for the night
what the !@#$ is this?
but its big black thing between the POWER button and the MICROPHONE
it seems stuck to the screen so i dont know if i should try n pry it off or risk it breaking when i lift the broken screen completly off
grrr it must be important because its the only thing ive messed with and now the screen doesnt come on atall im so annoyed i just had to keep playing with it... i wanted to show the owner it working fine first
i guess i broke the power button somehow, god knows how i see no cables thier whatsoever
thank god the screen turns on when plugged into pc
still another thing which needs fixing adding to the expense now :(
btw heres a better pic of that black thing i mentioned, its actually looks like white plastic
lol, kick me when im down
dont get me wrong i did watch a bunch of videos.... they made the task seem harder
for example its confusing when everybodys working UPSIDE DOWN
ontop of that its even harder when they using a BLACK colored ipad so i cant see s...
im not upset, if it didnt break today it would have happened tomorrow,
it was inevitable.
im not running a repair service here,
im literally fixing it for a family member..
since im young they automaticaly figure im technical and have the skillset.
i asked weeks ago if thier was a way to tell if the inner lcd was damaged without removing the frontscreen first and got no responce, i already suspected this was the case
i didnt cause the damage, i just discovered that i was correct about the damage.
if you want the full story:
my sisters boyfriend gets to use an ipad at his job,
he dropped it down on a surface, not even an inch and it still managed to crack
so his boss at his job forced him to pay for it "you broke it you bought it",
so then he gets a quote at a shop to fix it which is way to much $$$
so he figures i could fix it
he only wants it fixed up to sell it anyway,
i too wish he simply sold it straight away damaged or not somebody would still buy it
because yes i agree it looked/worked better before i tampered with it.
anyway its not the end of the world,
im sure fixing the power button aint much harder than anything else just annoying that i could have avoided it. - thats the only damage i inflicted
im guessing that little cable by the screw is the reason it stopped working,
does seem ruff when i run my finger over it
could have been caused by the prytool however i been using it in that area all night
could have just as easily been caused by the screen being lifted up, adhesive being stubborn
nopoint feeling bad
funny thing is it only happened because i was taking pictures to ask questions here, been ever so careful allnight then reckless and rushing to do snapshots
LAST QUESTION BEFORE I GOTO BED
the volume/mute buttons share the same cable as the power button....
is it possible that the volume buttons still work if the power buttons truly broken?
just want to confirm because all other buttons work fine.