Apply heat to the top corner of the iPad Mini 4 to soften the adhesive.
Use the suction cup and precision knife to create separation between the display assembly and rear case. Insert a plastic triangle opening tool and start slicing through the adhesive.
Take your time and apply firm, constant force and additional heat. The iPad Mini 4 display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices and is held down with a good amount of adhesive. With the adhesive softened, our tried-and-true method of suction cup and triangle opening tools will prevail.
The iPad Mini 4 screen is still connected to the iPad by several cables, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.
Remove the following 4 Phillips screws securing the metal bracket to the motherboard.
Remove the metal bracket and disconnect the battery, LCD and digitizer ribbon cables. Step 4 Release the ZIF connector and carefully slide out the iPad Mini 4 home button assembly cable.
The home button bracket is held in place with two gobs of adhesive. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
Use a combination of the spudger and tweezers to pry up the iPad's home button cable and remove the home button assembly and bracket from the front panel.
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.
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