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Repair guide : Battery iPad Air 1 WiFi

Level : Hard Time : 40 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide is for replacing the defective battery of your iPad Air.
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Battery iPad Air 1 WiFi
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before replacing the battery of your iPad Air, you have to turn it off for safety reasons.

To disassemble the iPad Air you have to be very cautious. Make sure not to damage the screen or touch screen.

In the following steps, you'll have to use a hairdryer to remove the stickers securing the touch screen to the rear panel of the iPad Air WiFi. Do not heat up the screen, this could damage it.

Heat up the edges of the iPad (don't heat the screen).

Do not heat the home button as it is made of plastic.

Step 2

Once the four sides are heated up, insert the iSesamo in the bottom right corner between the touch screen and the rear panel and gently pry up

Insert a nylon spudger.

Step 3

Gently slide the nylon spudger to the left of your iPad Air touch screen.

Repeat that step on the four sides of your iPad to entirely remove the touch screen. Do not hesitate to heat up again if needed.

Do not hesitate to insert picks (included in the repair kit) along the way so the touch screen does not glue back.

Step 4

Here is an example how to put the picks. It prevents the screen from staying glued to the iPad Air.

Step 5

You can now pry (from left to right) the touch screen of your iPad Air.

Don't try removing it just yet. It is still attached to the logic board by a cable.

TIPS : In order not to damage the touch screen cable, use your hairdryer as a support to hold it to a 90° angle.

Step 6

Remove the two cruciform screws at the bottom circled in red securing the LCD to the iPad Air.

Step 7

Use the pair of tweezers to remove the adhesive tape at the top left, in the red box.

Then remove the cruciform screw circled in red on the 3rd picture hidden under that adhesive tape.

Step 8

Now use the pair of tweezers to remove the adhesive tape in the red box at the top right.

Then remove the cruciform screw hidden by the adhesive.

La vis est entourée en rouge sur la 3 ème photo de cette étape.

Step 9

With a nylon spudger, gently pry up and lift the LCD screen of your iPad Air.

Don't try removing it entirely, the screen is still attached to the logic board by its cable.

Step 10

Remove the 3 cruciform screws securing the LCD screen connection cable bracket. Those screws are circled in red.

Step 11

Now use the nylon spudger and pry the LCD screen cable bracket of your iPad Air.

The LCD cable is glued to that bracket. Pry up to disconnect the logic board.

You can now remove safely the LCD screen of your iPad Air.

Step 12

The touch screen of your iPad Air is attached to the logic board by 3 connectors :

2 giant connectors running the touch screen,

and 1 connector running the home button.

With a nylon spudger, start by disconnecting the first touch screen connector as shown on the pictures.

Step 13

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the second touch screen connector.

Step 14

Don't try removing the touch screen, it is still attached to the logic board by the home button cable.

With tweezers included in the tool kit, remove the adhesive tape covering the connector which secure the touch screen.

Step 15

The home button cable is attached to the logic board by the FPC connector. Before disconnecting it, you have to life the FPC connector.

With the nylon spudger, gently lift the valve securing the home button.

Step 16

With a pair of tweezers, gently take off the home button cable fron its FPC connector.

Then gently peel off the cable from the rear panel.

Step 17

You can now remove the touch screen of your iPad Air.

Step 18

Remove the 3 top cruciform screws circled in red securing the different cables of the iPad Air.

Step 19

With a pair of tweezers, remove the bracket.

Step 20

With a nylon spudger, disconnect the front camera connector.

Step 21

Insert the nylon spudger under the camera to peel to off.

Step 22

Insert the nylon spudger under the camera to peel off the foam underneath it .

Step 23

A l'aide d'une pince, venir saisir la nappe délicatement afin de finir de l'extraire de votre iPad.

Step 24

With the nylon spudger, pry up to disconnect the jack plug cable connector onto the logic board.

Step 25

Still with the spudger, peel off the cable off the rear panel of the iPad.

Step 26

With the nylon spudger disconnect the microphone connector.

Step 27

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the back camera connector.

Step 28

With a pair of tweezers, remove the adhesive tape covering the connector which links the logic board to the power/vibrator/volume buttons cable.

Step 29

With a nylon spudger's tip, lift the valve obstructing the connector.

Step 30

With a pair of tweezers, remove the power/vibrate/volume buttons cable connector.

Step 31

Remove the cruciform screw circled in red which secures the logic board to the iPad Air battery.

Step 32

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the 2 connectors of the 2 WiFi antennas.

Step 33

With a nylon spudger, peel off the adhesive tape securing the right WiFi antenna to the rear panel.

Step 34

With the nylon spudger, peel off the adhesive securing the left WiFi antenna to the rear panel.

Step 35

With a nylon spudger, remove the adhesive covering the 2 left and right speakers connectors.

Step 36

With a nylon spudger, peel off the tape covering the dock connector cable.

Step 37

With the nylon spudger's tip, lift the 2 connectors' valves securing the speakers cables.

Step 38

With a pair of tweezers, remove the 2 cables from the connectors speakers.

Step 39

Now remove the 2 cruciform screws circled in red securing the dock connector to the rear panel.

Step 40

With the nylon spudger, lift the logic board. It is strongly glued.

Step 41

Continue peeling off with the dock connector cable.

Step 42

Grab the logic board and pull. You should be able to do so easily.

Step 43

With the iSesamo, peel off the battery form the rear panel.

Step 44

Same as previous step, remove the battery.

Step 45

The battery is now disassembled. You can replace it by a new one if needed.

To reassemble your iPad Air 1 WiFi follow this guide in reverse order.

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