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iPad Air LTE Logic Board Replacement

Replace the logic board in an iPad Air LTE.

Follow the steps in this guide to replace the logic board in an iPad Air LTE. Note that replacing the logic board will result in losing all your data, as well as Touch ID functionality.

Parts of this guide were shot with a Wi-Fi model and as such the internals may look slightly different from the LTE model. The procedure is the same for both models except where noted.

단계 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

The following steps involve disconnecting many press connectors from their sockets on the logic board. When disconnecting these cables, be sure to pry up only on the connector, and not the socket itself. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera connector from its socket on the logic board.

단계 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • The following steps involve disconnecting many press connectors from their sockets on the logic board. When disconnecting these cables, be sure to pry up only on the connector, and not the socket itself.

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera connector from its socket on the logic board.

단계 2  ¶ 

Slide an opening pick underneath the front-facing camera cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place. Push the camera cable up with a spudger to reveal a second ribbon cable connector underneath. Push the camera cable up with a spudger to reveal a second ribbon cable connector underneath.

단계 2  ¶ 

  • Slide an opening pick underneath the front-facing camera cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place.

  • Push the camera cable up with a spudger to reveal a second ribbon cable connector underneath.

단계 3  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to gently disconnect the headphone jack ribbon cable from its socket on the logic board. Again, carefully push this second ribbon cable aside to reveal more connectors underneath. Again, carefully push this second ribbon cable aside to reveal more connectors underneath.

단계 3  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently disconnect the headphone jack ribbon cable from its socket on the logic board.

  • Again, carefully push this second ribbon cable aside to reveal more connectors underneath.

단계 4  ¶ 

Use the pointed tip of a spudger to disconnect the microphone cable connector from its socket on the logic board. Use the pointed tip of the spudger to disconnect the GPS antenna cable, directly to the right of the microphone cable connector. Use the pointed tip of the spudger to disconnect the GPS antenna cable, directly to the right of the microphone cable connector.

단계 4  ¶ 

  • Use the pointed tip of a spudger to disconnect the microphone cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

  • Use the pointed tip of the spudger to disconnect the GPS antenna cable, directly to the right of the microphone cable connector.

단계 5  ¶ 

Use the flat tip of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat tip of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

단계 5  ¶ 

  • Use the flat tip of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

단계 6  ¶ 

Disconnect the antenna interconnect cable by lifting it straight up from its socket on the logic board. Disconnect the antenna interconnect cable by lifting it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

단계 6  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the antenna interconnect cable by lifting it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

단계 7  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable from its socket on the logic board.

단계 7  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable from its socket on the logic board.

단계 8  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the primary cellular antenna connector from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the primary cellular antenna connector from its socket on the logic board.

단계 8  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the primary cellular antenna connector from its socket on the logic board.

단계 9  ¶ 

Remove the 1.4 mm Phillips screw securing the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable bracket.

단계 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the 1.4 mm Phillips screw securing the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable bracket.

단계 10  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to gently fold the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable bracket up and out of the way. The small, S-shaped interconnect cable remains attached to the bracket via a press connector on the underside of the bracket. If it disconnects accidentally, reconnect it by pressing it into place.

단계 10  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently fold the primary cellular antenna interconnect cable bracket up and out of the way.

  • The small, S-shaped interconnect cable remains attached to the bracket via a press connector on the underside of the bracket. If it disconnects accidentally, reconnect it by pressing it into place.

단계 11  ¶ 

Remove the piece of black tape covering the upper button assembly cable connector. Remove the piece of black tape covering the upper button assembly cable connector.

단계 11  ¶ 

  • Remove the piece of black tape covering the upper button assembly cable connector.

단계 12  ¶ 

Use the pointed tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the upper button assembly cable connector. Use the pointed tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the upper button assembly cable connector.

단계 12  ¶ 

  • Use the pointed tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the upper button assembly cable connector.

단계 13  ¶ 

Use tweezers to carefully pull the upper button assembly ribbon cable straight out of its connector. There is very little give on this cable, so you may need to apply a decent amount of force. Be sure you are pulling the cable straight back, and not upward against the connector.

단계 13  ¶ 

  • Use tweezers to carefully pull the upper button assembly ribbon cable straight out of its connector.

  • There is very little give on this cable, so you may need to apply a decent amount of force. Be sure you are pulling the cable straight back, and not upward against the connector.

단계 14  ¶ 

Disconnect the left and right Wi-Fi antenna cables by lifting them straight up from their sockets on the lower end of the logic board. These sockets are fairly delicate. Be careful to apply pressure straight up so you don't shear the socket off the board. These sockets are fairly delicate. Be careful to apply pressure straight up so you don't shear the socket off the board.

단계 14  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the left and right Wi-Fi antenna cables by lifting them straight up from their sockets on the lower end of the logic board.

  • These sockets are fairly delicate. Be careful to apply pressure straight up so you don't shear the socket off the board.

단계 15  ¶ 

Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the tape securing the right Wi-Fi antenna cable near the SIM board. Peel carefully and pull up on the tape only—not the antenna cable, which will rip easily. It may be helpful to fold the SIM board cable back slightly to better access the tape—but be careful not to damage the SIM board cable. If you need more clearance, remove the SIM board.

단계 15  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the tape securing the right Wi-Fi antenna cable near the SIM board.

  • Peel carefully and pull up on the tape only—not the antenna cable, which will rip easily.

  • It may be helpful to fold the SIM board cable back slightly to better access the tape—but be careful not to damage the SIM board cable. If you need more clearance, remove the SIM board.

단계 16  ¶ 

Repeat the previous step to peel up a second piece of tape directly underneath, securing the left Wi-Fi antenna cable. If you accidentally peeled up both pieces of tape together, carefully peel them apart and separate them before proceeding to the next step. If you accidentally peeled up both pieces of tape together, carefully peel them apart and separate them before proceeding to the next step.

단계 16  ¶ 

  • Repeat the previous step to peel up a second piece of tape directly underneath, securing the left Wi-Fi antenna cable.

  • If you accidentally peeled up both pieces of tape together, carefully peel them apart and separate them before proceeding to the next step.

단계 17  ¶ 

Four additional pieces of tape secure the left Wi-Fi antenna near the lower edge of the iPad. Peel the tape up from the rear case.

단계 17  ¶ 

  • Four additional pieces of tape secure the left Wi-Fi antenna near the lower edge of the iPad.

  • Peel the tape up from the rear case.

  • Fold the antenna cable out of the way.

단계 18  ¶ 

A bend in the speaker cable makes it difficult to peel the tape up from the end. Instead, grip the tape just under the speaker and peel it down, away from the edge of the case.

단계 18  ¶ 

  • A bend in the speaker cable makes it difficult to peel the tape up from the end.

  • Instead, grip the tape just under the speaker and peel it down, away from the edge of the case.

  • Be careful with your tweezers—only grab and peel the tape, and not the cable beneath.

단계 19  ¶ 

Peel the tape toward the home button to uncover the speaker cable connector. If necessary, as you peel the tape off the right speaker ribbon cable, use a spudger to hold the cable in place and prevent it from tearing.

단계 19  ¶ 

  • Peel the tape toward the home button to uncover the speaker cable connector.

  • If necessary, as you peel the tape off the right speaker ribbon cable, use a spudger to hold the cable in place and prevent it from tearing.

단계 20  ¶ 

Continue peeling up the tape away until there is enough slack in the left speaker cable to disconnect it. Do not completely remove the tape—it will be easier to replace if you leave a section still attached to the rear case.

단계 20  ¶ 

  • Continue peeling up the tape away until there is enough slack in the left speaker cable to disconnect it.

  • Do not completely remove the tape—it will be easier to replace if you leave a section still attached to the rear case.

단계 21  ¶ 

Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left speaker cable connector. Disconnect the left speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket. Disconnect the left speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

단계 21  ¶ 

  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left speaker cable connector.

  • Disconnect the left speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

단계 22  ¶ 

Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right speaker cable connector. Disconnect the right speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket. Disconnect the right speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

단계 22  ¶ 

  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right speaker cable connector.

  • Disconnect the right speaker cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

단계 23  ¶ 

Remove the two 3.3 mm Phillips screws securing the Lightning connector to the rear case.

단계 23  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 3.3 mm Phillips screws securing the Lightning connector to the rear case.

단계 24  ¶ 

In the next steps, you will use an iOpener to apply heat to the rear case of the iPad to soften adhesive holding the logic board in place. As you reheat and place the iOpener in each of the indicated locations, leave it in place for at least a minute to soften the adhesive through the rear case. The adhesive is in the form of seven strips of black tape—refer to this step as you work at heating and prying to keep track of where each piece is located.

단계 24  ¶ 

  • In the next steps, you will use an iOpener to apply heat to the rear case of the iPad to soften adhesive holding the logic board in place.

  • As you reheat and place the iOpener in each of the indicated locations, leave it in place for at least a minute to soften the adhesive through the rear case.

  • The adhesive is in the form of seven strips of black tape—refer to this step as you work at heating and prying to keep track of where each piece is located.

단계 25  ¶ 

Reheat your iOpener and lay it over the bottom edge of the iPad to soften the adhesive securing the Lightning port ribbon cable to the rear case.

단계 25  ¶ 

  • Reheat your iOpener and lay it over the bottom edge of the iPad to soften the adhesive securing the Lightning port ribbon cable to the rear case.

  • Wait a couple minutes for the adhesive to soften, then move on to the next step.

단계 26  ¶ 

Slide the flat end of a spudger under the Lightning connector cable to break up the adhesive securing it to the rear case. If necessary, push the left speaker cable gently aside to provide access to the Lightning connector cable. If necessary, push the left speaker cable gently aside to provide access to the Lightning connector cable.

단계 26  ¶ 

  • Slide the flat end of a spudger under the Lightning connector cable to break up the adhesive securing it to the rear case.

  • If necessary, push the left speaker cable gently aside to provide access to the Lightning connector cable.

단계 27  ¶ 

Lay a warm iOpener over the upper edge of the iPad and let it sit for a couple minutes to soften the adhesive holding the logic board in place.

단계 27  ¶ 

  • Lay a warm iOpener over the upper edge of the iPad and let it sit for a couple minutes to soften the adhesive holding the logic board in place.

단계 28  ¶ 

As you complete the next few steps, prying adhesive securing the logic board in place, always start by testing gently to see if the adhesive is softened. If not, reheat the iOpener and reapply it to the back of the rear case. Carefully insert an opening pick under the logic board, between the front-facing camera and the battery. Be sure to insert the pick over the the antenna cable that runs along the length of the battery.

단계 28  ¶ 

  • As you complete the next few steps, prying adhesive securing the logic board in place, always start by testing gently to see if the adhesive is softened. If not, reheat the iOpener and reapply it to the back of the rear case.

  • Carefully insert an opening pick under the logic board, between the front-facing camera and the battery.

  • Be sure to insert the pick over the the antenna cable that runs along the length of the battery.

  • Slide the guitar pick toward the front-facing camera connector, and stop at the bend in the logic board.

단계 29  ¶ 

Reheat your iOpener and lay it lengthways on the rear case, directly over the logic board.

단계 29  ¶ 

  • Reheat your iOpener and lay it lengthways on the rear case, directly over the logic board.

  • Wait a couple minutes for the adhesive to soften, then remove the iOpener and move on to the next step.

단계 30  ¶ 

Insert an opening pick underneath  the logic board at the corner of the large EMI shield. Slide the pick upwards until you reach the battery connector to break up the adhesive holding the logic board in place. Slide the pick upwards until you reach the battery connector to break up the adhesive holding the logic board in place.

단계 30  ¶ 

  • Insert an opening pick underneath the logic board at the corner of the large EMI shield.

  • Slide the pick upwards until you reach the battery connector to break up the adhesive holding the logic board in place.

단계 31  ¶ 

Remove the battery isolation pick. Insert a plastic card underneath the logic board at the battery connector. As you push through the adhesive at the outer edge of the logic board, be careful not to damage the upper button assembly ribbon cable that you disconnected in Step 60. Position the card exactly as shown.

단계 31  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery isolation pick.

  • Insert a plastic card underneath the logic board at the battery connector.

  • As you push through the adhesive at the outer edge of the logic board, be careful not to damage the upper button assembly ribbon cable that you disconnected in Step 60. Position the card exactly as shown.

  • Slide the card all the way underneath the logic board, separating the adhesive along the outer edge.

단계 32  ¶ 

Insert a plastic card underneath the lower end of the logic board, directly underneath the display connectors and Wi-Fi module. Insert a plastic card underneath the lower end of the logic board, directly underneath the display connectors and Wi-Fi module.

단계 32  ¶ 

  • Insert a plastic card underneath the lower end of the logic board, directly underneath the display connectors and Wi-Fi module.

단계 33  ¶ 

Pull the Lightning connector straight out of its recess in the rear case.

단계 33  ¶ 

  • Pull the Lightning connector straight out of its recess in the rear case.

단계 34  ¶ 

Gently lift up on the logic board from its lower edge and remove the logic board. When installing the logic board, check to make sure that each of the cable connectors you detached earlier is correctly routed over the top of the logic board before proceeding with reassembly.

단계 34  ¶ 

  • Gently lift up on the logic board from its lower edge and remove the logic board.

  • When installing the logic board, check to make sure that each of the cable connectors you detached earlier is correctly routed over the top of the logic board before proceeding with reassembly.