The iPad 5 touch screen digitizer is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the rear case. Apply heat to soften the adhesive beneath the glass. Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a triangle opening tool. With the triangle opening tool slice thru the sticky adhesive and decouple the iPad 5 digitizer. Be very careful not to cut or damage any of the display cables.
Don't try to fully separate the touch screen yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPad’s logic board. Once the adhesive has been separated, open the digitizer like a page in a book and rest it on your workspace. Remove all tape obscuring the LCD screws.
Extricate the following 4 Phillips screws.
Grab the LCD and lift it out of its recess. Be gentle and keep an eye on the LCD cable.
Remove the following 3 Phillips screws from the display cable bracket.
Pry the display cable bracket straight up from the logic board and remove the iPad 5 LCD.
Remove the small piece of tape covering the home button ribbon cable connector.
Use the flat end of a spudger to flip the tab on the home button ribbon cable ZIF connector upward. Pull the home button ribbon cable straight out of the ZIF connector.
With a spudger in hand, carefully pop the two digitizer cable connectors straight up from their sockets.
Remove the iPad 5 Touch Screen Digitizer.
Step 3 (iPad 5 Home Button and Touch ID Assembly)
Use the tweezers to free part of the home button ribbon cable from the adhesive securing it to the bracket.
The bracket that secures the iPad 5 home button and touch ID is held in place with two gobs of adhesive. Use the spudger to pry it up from the front panel.
Spudge up and remove the iPad 5 home button and touch ID assembly.
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.
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