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Apple iPad mini 4 Teardown

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Apple iPad mini 4 to remove the display assembly, camera, volume button, speaker, battery and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can repair your iPad mini 4.

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The iPad’s screen and body were fixed by glues, so we use a heat gun to heat up the edge of the display.

Heat it up about 5 minutes.

Opened the display assembly a little bit with a suction cup, insert a guitar pick between display assembly and base.

Sliding the guitar pick by the edge to continue to open the display.

Now you can open the display assembly, be careful, LCD cable and touch cable still connecting to the motherboard.

Remove the LCD cable cover.
Disconnect LCD cable and touch cable.

The display assembly was removed completely.

The display assembly integrated a touch id, touch component, display components and screen cover because the touch ID is fixed on the display, so it is very difficult to replace it.

The touch ID

Before touch the internal components, you should remove the battery first.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

There are some black tapes.

Remove all the black tape.

Remove two screws.

Remove the cover. You can access rear camera cable, front camera cable and headphone cable.

Disconnect the rear camera cable, front camera cable and headphone cable.

Disconnect the volume button cable.

Disconnect the RF antenna.

Remove eight screws.

Remove four screws securing the speaker module.

Remove the rear camera.

Power button module

Rear camera and front camera

Remove the RF antenna.

Disconnect the speaker cable.

Remove left and right speaker modules.

Compare to iPad air’s speaker.

Remove the battery.

Heat it up about 5 minutes.

Now the battery was removed.

IPad mini 4 uses a 5124 mAh Li-polymer battery.

Remove the motherboard.

Double-sided adhesive fixed

Remove the volume button.

IPad mini 4 motherboard

Remove the metal shield.

For more guides, check out the iPad mini 4 device page.


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