Teardown: A Look Inside Apple's iPad Mini


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Lots Of Hot Air

Getting inside the iPad mini will require lots of hot air. The unit's touch screen is held in place by a plastic bezel that's secured by generous portions of industrial adhesive. So break out the blow drier and concentrate the heat on one edge at a time. Once one side is heated up, slide a thin plastic card between the bezel and the aluminum unibody. Then go to work on the other sides until the bezel can be gently removed. Careful, there's a ribbon cable that connects the touch panel to the main board. Either remove it or just fold the panel out of the way (as shown).



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