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ovel2clock 09-29-2013 01:57 PM

iPad 2 Flashlight Issue
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First post here, so hello to all!

I'm trying to fix an iPad 2 for a neighbor whose kid dropped it while getting out of the car. Obviously the digitizer needs to be replaced along with the back aluminum cover since it's dented.

But after firing it up and factory resetting, there's a weird, what I'll call, "flashlight effect" all along the left hand side of the iPad (see picture). Does this need a new LCD as well or is this from the damaged digitzer?

Appreciate the help!

mrplow 10-08-2013 09:16 AM

That's where the LCD has come away from the glass allowing the backlight to bleed though

ovel2clock 10-08-2013 09:20 AM

Thanks for the reply mrplow!

Does that mean the LCD is salvagable?

mrplow 10-08-2013 09:33 AM

The LCD looks intact (looks like it's just broken free of the surround but there are too many variables to say if it's OK. Much depends on whether the dis-assembly goes of. It's not for the faint hearted or impatient.

Have a look here for the iFixit guide

Before going too far down the line and ordering parts I'd suggest getting a repair quote from a local repairer and or Apple. Could end up being cheaper than getting a new rear cover, screen, digitizer etc.

Not sure about the US but in the UK there are reputable companies that will do iPad/iPhone repairs including parts and labour (using genuine parts) cheaper than I can buy the parts retail

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