Logic In Design
Surprisingly small is the iPad mini's main logic board, which is home to all of the unit's major circuitry. Shown here from its backside, the board is held in place with adhesive, but it is best attacked after the removal of all other components. These include the power and volume buttons and the battery and stereo speakers, all of which are secured with screws and attached via ribbon cables. After heating up the underside of the case near the logic board, a spudger is helpful to pry the board from its perch.