Taking it Apart: A Detailed Look at the iPad Pro 12.9 5th Generation Teardown

Hello and welcome to another TekDep tutorial blog! In today’s post, we will be showing you how to teardown an iPad Pro 12.9 5th Generation (Model A1823). If you’re interested in following along, we have provided all the necessary parts and tools in the video description below. Feel free to visit our website, tekdep.com, to grab anything you need. Without further ado, let’s dive into the teardown process.

Step 1: Breaking Down The Glue

The iPad Pro 12.9 utilizes a robust adhesive to secure the screen to the unit. To effectively combat this, we recommend using 90 percent or higher isopropyl alcohol. Start by allowing the device to heat up on a heating pad for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps soften the glue, making it easier to dismantle. We highly recommend using softer items such as plastic playing cards to cut through the glue between the screen and the housing. By using plastic tools instead of metal ones, you can avoid applying uneven pressure that could potentially crack the LCD or glass. Additionally, employing guitar picks to hold up the screen’s corners prevents it from reattaching itself to the frame. It’s important to note that the 5th and 6th generation iPad Pro models feature more fragile Liquid Retina XDR or Mini LED displays compared to their predecessors, making them more susceptible to line segments when worked on. Once you have freed the screen from the unit, gently lift it up while pulling down slightly towards the bottom. This will provide you access to the screws holding the Face ID sensor in place. Remember not to attempt removing the screen until you have disconnected the Face ID and be cautious not to pull too hard, as this could damage the flex cable.

Step 2: Dealing with the Cameras

Proceed by removing the screws securing the charging port and then detach the port itself. The iPad Pro 12.9 5th Generation houses four speakers, each with a two-pin connector. Before moving on, ensure that you disconnect all the speaker wires to avoid any potential issues. In this step, you will need to remove two T4 screws to detach the front camera. Additionally, the rear camera will also come out during this process. Exercise care while handling the delicate camera components.

Step 3: Removing the Mainboard

fter ensuring that all connectors and coaxial cables are disconnected from the mainboard, it’s time to tackle the adhesive holding it in place. Apply some isopropyl alcohol underneath the board and place the unit on a heating pad at a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes. Using a plastic playing card or similar tool, gently work your way underneath the mainboard to cut through the glue until it becomes free.


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