Apple iPadApple iPad Air 2Teardown

Apple iPad Air 2 Teardown

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Apple iPad Air 2 to remove the battery, screen assembly, rear camera, front camera, volume button, headphone jack, speaker, microphone and motherboard. Refer to this guide, you can repair your iPad Air 2.

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Use a heat gun to heat the screen edges, about 5 minutes.

Insert the pry bar. Pry up the screen assembly carefully.

The screen assembly has opened successfully, in the next step, we will disconnect LCD cable and remove the screen assembly.

Remove three screws securing the metal shield.

Once the metal shield was removed, you can find the LCD cable. Disconnect the LCD cable.

Now the screen assembly has been removed.

After the screen assembly was removed, you can access the internal components, including battery, speaker, motherboard, camera and more.

On the back of the screen, there is a small board, covered with a fiber tape, mainly plays the role of the insulation as well as dust-proof, under the fiber tape is touchscreen chips.

Remove the fiber tape. You can see the touch screen chip – Parade DP675 LCD Driver.

Remove the metal shield.

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Disconnect the touch ID cable.

The home button is fixed with a black metal shell, and the metal shell is welded to the front panel directly, so it cannot be disassembled.

iPad Air 2 comes with a 3.76V, 27.62Whr, 7340mAh Li-polymer battery, which is smaller than the previous generation iPad Air.

Remove the screws securing the metal shield. You can find the speaker cables.

Disconnect the speaker cables.

Remove the screws securing the speaker.

Remove the screws securing the speaker.

Remove the speaker.

Remove four screws securing the lighting interface.

Disconnect the Wi-Fi antennas.

Remove the screws securing the metal plate.

Remove the metal plate.

Remove four screws securing the Wi-Fi module.

Now you can remove the Wi-Fi module.

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi module

Disconnect the front camera cable and remove the camera.

Apple iPad Air 2 front camera

Disconnect the rear camera cable and remove the camera.

Apple iPad Air 2 rear camera. It is an 8MP insight camera.

Remove the 3.5mm headphone jack mounting bracket.

Remove the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Remove the screws securing the volume button. Disconnect the volume button cable.

Now remove the volume button module.

iPad Air 2 volume button module

Remove the microphone.

iPad Air 2 power button and microphone

Volume buttons and power button

Now we start to remove the motherboard.

iPad Air 2 motherboard

Since the battery fixed by glues, so we need heating the back of the body.

Insert a pry bar. Pry up the battery.

iPad Air 2 comes with a 3.76V, 27.62Whr, 7340mAh Li-polymer battery.

Source: zol.com.cn

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