Common Issues

iPad 4

From work and school to personal use and more, you depend on your iPad 4 tablet for a lot! When your iPad 4 is suffering from damage such as a cracked screen, a faulty battery, broken LCD, malfunctioning buttons, or water damage, your productivity goes to a screeching halt. Luckily, the experts at CPR Cell Phone Repair have years of experience repairing iPads of all generations – and we’re here to help you will all of your iPad 4 issues. Based on our extensive experience repairing Apple tablets, the experts at CPR have created step-by-step guides to help you complete iPad 4 repairs on your own! Browse our guides below to get your iPad back in working order in no time.
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iPad 4 Power Button Repair

Having trouble with your iPad 4 power button? Is turning your iPad 4 on and off not possible anymore? This issue can be irritating because it prevents you from doing certain things on your tablet such as taking screenshots, turning off your device or putting it to sleep.

iPad 4 Power Button Not Working?

While it could be a battery issue, it could just be a broken iPad 4 power button. Buttons on your tablet could experience wear and tear throughout everyday use. If accidentally dropped your iPad 4, internal components of the power button can be hit loose or broken causing connection failure.

iPad 4 Power Button Tips

There are a few things that you can try to fix the iPad 4 power button before taking it to CPR Cell Phone Repair shop to be fixed:

  • Ensure it’s Not a Dead Battery 

Charge your iPad 4 overnight and then try the power the power button again. If your tablet still doesn’t turn on, then the issue could be a damaged power button.

  • Retrieve Valuable Date 

To save any data stored prior to having it fixed at CPR, you might be able to power your iPad 4 on by removing the battery and plugging it into the charger. After about five minutes, the tablet might power on by itself. Taking this action lets you get any immediate information needed.

Repair Your iPad 4 Power Button Today

If DIY is your style, there are kits available for replacing the iPad 4 power button. However, you run the risk of causing further damage to your tablet. The other problem is that you could change the power button only to find out that the issue was actually a damaged battery. A professional diagnosis and repair by a CPR technician can minimize the risk of damaging your tablet.

If you want an expert iPad 4 power button repair, CPR specialists are here to help! We have the knowledge and experience to fix your device and bring it back to life fast.

How much does it cost, you ask? CPR will give a free, no-commitment iPad 4 repair estimate before we start any work. Find a CPR store near you today!

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iPad 4 Motherboard Repair

At CPR Cell Phone Repair, we’re able to fix a wide range of iPad 4 problems. If your iPad 4 is experiencing issues with the motherboard, we’re here to help.

iPad 4 Motherboard Problems 

The iPad 4 logic board can cause an array of problems if it isn’t functioning correctly. Are you receiving an error message? Is your iPad 4 overheating? Is it totally dead? Let the expert technicians at CPR help with a fast iPad 4 motherboard repair.

Troubleshooting iPad 4 Motherboard Damage

iPad 4 motherboard repairs can be complicated. A successful iPad 4 logic board repair requires years of professional experience, quality parts, and professional tools.  But you can try to troubleshoot your issue before bringing it to a repair store.

Start with these simple iPad 4 troubleshooting tips:

Soft Reset 

This process restarts your tablet safely, without disrupting or erasing the content. Your data is preserved. To soft reset:

  • Press and hold the power and home keys. If not on the homescreen to begin with, you’ll have to do this twice.
  • When the Apple logo appears, you can release the power and home keys.

Check for Low Memory 

Low memory can cause slow device speed, power issues, and installation complications. To check this:

  • Tap Settings> General >Usuage

Update Software

Check that your iPad 4 is running on the most recent software. There may even be an update that improves battery life.

Let us repair your iPad 4 motherboard!

Bring your broken iPad 4 to CPR for fast and friendly motherboard repair. Worried about how much the repair will cost? Our certified techs can conduct a free, no-commitment estimate for all iPad 4 repairs.

Plus, with same-day service, CPR can save your iPad’s life while you wait.Visit one of our conveniently located CPR stores today!

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iPad 4 Home Button Repair

When you’re in need of fast, professional iPad 4 home button repair, rely on CPR Cell Phone Repair. Apart from the screen, the iPad 4 home button is the most utilized element of the device, hence proper function is essential.

iPad 4 Home Button Not Working?

Is your iPad 4 home button sticking, lagging or just plain unresponsive? These are common problems that many iPad 4 users run into. If your Apple warranty has expired, it may be time to visit the professionals at CPR Cell Phone Repair.

Troubleshooting iPad 4 Home Button 

Before you bring your iPad 4 and its broken home button to a professional technician, here are a few troubleshooting tips to try:

Clean the Home Button

Dirt or sticky substances on or around the iPad 4 home button could be the cause of your problems. Try using rubbing alcohol and a tissue or cotton swab to wipe on and around the home button.

Calibrate the Home Button 

  1. Open any app that has come pre-installed on your iPad 4.
  2. Simultaneously, press and hold the Power button until “slide to power off” appears.
  3. Release the power button, and then press and hold the home button until “slide to power off” vanishes.

Enable On-Screen Home Button 

  1. If calibrating your home button fails, then enabling your on-screen home button is your next priority.
  2. Simply go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch > Toggle On

Let us Fix Your iPad 4 Home Button Today!

Sometimes even the most valiant troubleshooting attempts don’t produce results. If you find yourself at a loss, bring your device to CPR. Our experienced technicians are happy to perform a fast iPad 4 home button repair!

How much does it cost, you ask? CPR will give a free, no-commitment iPad 4 repair estimate before we start any work. Find a CPR store near you today!

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iPad 4 Water Damage Repair

When you’re in need of iPad 4 water damage repair, rely on CPR Cell Phone Repair. At CPR, we specialize in repairing water damaged devices and will bring your device back to life, rescue your data, and replace any parts that may have broken.

Water Damaged iPad 4?

Has your iPad 4 gone for an accidental dip in the pool, fell in the toilet or went through the wash? No worries, accidents happen and CPR is here to help.

Troubleshooting iPad 4 Water Damage

There are a few things you can do before bringing your device to a professional repair team. Below are some Do’s and Don’ts for troubleshooting a liquid-damaged iPad 4:

If you iPad 4 has experienced water damage, do: 

  • Remove the sim card, memory card, and anything else that might be plugged into your iPad 4.
  • Dry gently with an absorbent towel.

If you iPad 4 has experienced water damage, don’t: 

  • Don’t push any buttons! This could force water further into the circuits.
  • Don’t use a hairdryer on the iPad 4 – this could also push water into the gadget and do further damage.
  • Don’t turn the tablet on too soon. It is best to wait 24 hours before attempting to turn your phone back on.

Let us Fix Your Water Damaged iPad 4

Bring your water damaged iPad 4 to CPR for fast and friendly service. Our technicians will open your tablet, dry out the internal components, rinse the device of any debris, test the parts, and replace any permanently damaged parts.

Wondering how much it will cost? CPR offers a free, no-commitment estimate for all iPad 4 repairs. Visit one of our conveniently located CPR stores today!

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iPad 4 Camera Repair

Has the camera of your iPad 4 suddenly stopped working? For most of us, a working tablet camera is essential. To get your broken iPad 4 camera back to working optimally, bring it to the knowledgeable technicians at CPR Cell Phone Repair.

iPad 4 Camera Not Working? 

Some iPad 4 camera problems are a result of obvious damage, and other times the camera just stops working, and it is unclear what the issue is. If you are having trouble with the rear or front camera on your iPad 4, stop in to CPR.

Troubleshooting iPad 4 Camera

Before you bring your iPad 4 to a repair service here are a few troubleshooting camera tips to try:

Check the Memory Card—Make sure your memory card is properly inserted. To check, pull out the memory card and re-inserting it carefully to make sure it is in the correct position. Once you are sure it is firmly in place, test the iPad 4 camera again.

Perform a Soft Reset – This process restarts your tablet safely, without disrupting or erasing the content. Your data is preserved. To soft reset:

  • Press and hold the power and home keys. If not on the homescreen to begin with, you’ll have to do this twice.
  • When the Apple logo appears, you can release the power and home keys.

Update Your Software – Check that your device is running on the most recent software. If you recently installed a new app before the iPad 4 camera stopped working, you might want to try uninstalling that app to eliminate it as the cause.

Let us Fix Your iPad 4 Camera Today 

If you have tried the above suggestions, and your camera still does not work, the best option is to let a professional repair service, like CPR, look at your device. Bring your iPad 4 to CPR and have our expert techs complete an iPad 4 camera repair.

How much does it cost, you ask? CPR will give a free, no-commitment iPad 4 repair estimate before we start any work. Stop into any of our conveniently located CPR stores today!

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iPad 4 Screen Replacement Guide

When the screen on your iPad 4 cracks or shatters, broken pixels accumulate, or you encounter a yellow screen, it’s time to consider an iPad 4 screen replacement. With AppleCare+, the replacement screen for your iPad 4 won’t cost you a dime to fix, but without the protection plan, you’ll be looking at spending a pretty penny to restore your broken iPad 4 screen. Properly protecting your iPad 4 and repairing your device on your own are feasible options. Find more information on how to do protect and repair your iPad 4 screen below.

Protection Options for iPad 4 Screen

To avoid a cracked iPad 4 screen and having to replace the LCD, properly protecting your iPad is your first line of defense. We recommend the following screen protectors, cases, and cleaners:

  • InvisibleShield by Zagg starts at $29.99 and is composed of army-grade materials that protect your iPad 4 from scratches, reduces fingerprints, smears and glares while never affecting the touch ability. This product also comes fully equipped with a one-year warranty and a free replacement. To top it all off, Zagg also provides a 45-day return policy just in case you aren’t 100% satisfied.
  • Survivor All-Terrain by Griffin sells for $79.99 and is the most protective case you’ll every buy, seriously. The overly-engineered frame is composed of shatter-resistant polycarbonate wrapped in rugged, shock absorbing silicone. The Survivor All-Terrain is also tested and certified to meet and exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F to protect your device from sand, dirt, rain, shock, vibration and mother nature completely.
  • OmniCleanz by Radtech starts at $6.95 and is 100% safe, contains no alcohol, ammonia, detergents or harmful VOC’s. Omnicleanz leaves no residue, non-streaking and is excellent for LCD and plasma displays.

iPad 4 Screen Replacement Cost

When deciding on a repair provider, ensure you get the best price, parts and expert technicians to repair your precious iPad 4. You have the ability to choose from the Apple Store, a competitor of CPR or the expert technicians of CPR Cell Phone Repair.

Official Apple Store

AppleCare+ covers two incidents of accidental damage, each with a $49.00 service fee, and the out-of-warranty cost is $299.00 to repair your broken iPad 4 LCD.

Competitor of CPR

There are alternative repair solutions like uBreakiFix who charge $149.99 (labor not included) to repair the iPad 4 glass replacement. Remember that uBreakiFix only offers a 90-day warranty, but CPR Cell Phone Repair offers a limited lifetime warranty to all customers on parts and labor associated with preceding repairs.

CPR Service

To ensure your broken iPad 4’s screen is replaced for the best price, with the highest quality parts and the quickest turnaround, the technicians at CPR Cell Phone Repair are the experts to trust and rely on. CPR technicians can repair the LCD and digitizer (labor included) for $119 – $129 respectively.

How to Replace iPad 4 Screen – DIY Guide

Follow CPR Cell Phone Repair’s step-by-step instructions to replace a broken iPad 4 screen. First, you’ll need a screen replacement kit. You can find excellent iPad 4 screen repair kits online for only $79.99. A good kit provides you with all the tools and instructions you’ll need to successfully repair your iPad 4 screen with your own hands.

NOTE: We highly recommend using safety glasses during the repair to prevent flying glass shards from entering your eyes.

  • Spudger
  • Phillips #0 screwdriver
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic opening tools
  • iFixit Opening picks – set of six
  • iPad 3/4 front glass/digitizer touch panel

Step 1: Heating The iOpener

Prior to heating the iOpener, we recommend thoroughly cleaning your microwave as food particles may stick to the iOpener. Place the iOpener directly in the center of your microwave and heat for thirty seconds. During the heating process, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for thirty-second intervals.

NOTE: Never touch the iOpener if it appears to be swollen and be cautious not to overheat during the repair as it may lead the iOpener to burst.

Step 2

Take the iOpener out of the microwave by carefully holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid touching the hot center. We recommend using an oven mitt for extra precaution.

Step 3: The Front Panel

If your iPad 4 glass is shattered, to prevent further breakage and bodily harm, simply tape the glass by laying strips of clear scotch tape over the entire iPad display. Doing so will keep glass shards intact when prying and lifting the display.

Step 4

Place the iOpener flat on the right edge of your iPad, so that it’s completely smooth against the surface of your device. Let the iOpener bag sit on the iPad for approximately 90 seconds prior to opening the front panel.

Step 5

You’ll notice there’s a small gap in the iPad’s adhesive ring located in the upper right corner, approximately 2.0 inches from the top of the iPad. Take your opening tool and align it with the mute button. Then you’ll insert the tip of the plastic opening tool directly inside the gap located between the front glass and the plastic bezel.

Patiently and carefully wedge the tip of the opening tool between the plastic and the glass, slowly wiggling the plastic opening tool back and forth.

Step 6

Ensure you properly place the tool in the exact spot between the plastic display bezel and the front panel glass on your iPad.

Step 7

Make sure that the tip of the plastic opening tool remains wedged between the front glass and plastic bezel by sliding a plastic opening pick directly into the gap, right next to the opening tool.

Step 8

Carefully remove the plastic opening tool from the iPad and gently push the opening pick further underneath the front glass about 0.5 inches and no further.

Step 9

Gently release and remove the adhesive on the right side of your iPad, reheat the iOpener, and place it directly on the bottom edge of your iPad.

Step 10

Begin slowly releasing the adhesive from the right side of the iPad while the bottom edge is heated by the iOpener.

Step 11

As you remove the adhesive, you may need to move the heated iOpener back onto the right edge of the iPad depending on how cool the iOpener becomes while working. Continue removing the adhesive by slowly “rolling” the pick along the side of the iPad.

Step 12

Insert a second pick directly under the right edge of the front glass to ensure the adhesive does not reapply. Do not remove the first opening pick from the bottom corner of the iPad. You’ll then want to reheat the iOpener and place it directly on the top edge of the iPad.

Step 13

NOTE: The following steps require you to take extreme caution.

Directly attached to the bottom right edge of the rear case of the iPad, you’ll see the Wi-Fi antenna. It’s connected via screws and a cable, and it’s imperative to continue cautiously. Damages to the Wi-Fi antenna are irreversible.

Gently release the adhesive that’s securing the antenna to the front panel without damaging the fragile parts attaching the antenna to the iPad. Proceed with caution.

Step 14
Carefully slide the opening pick slowly around the bottom right corner of the iPad so the adhesive is released.

NOTE: Do not slide the pick past the right corner as you’ll damage the Wi-Fi antenna.

Step 15

The Wi-Fi antenna is extremely close to the right edge of the iPad and is easily damaged if the adhesive is released incorrectly. Without completely removing the pick from underneath the front glass, gently pull it out a little so that 1/8” of the pick is still gently tucked under the front glass.

Cautiously slide the tip of the opening pick along the bottom edge of the iPad to release the adhesive over the Wi-Fi antenna.

Step 16

Once past the Wi-Fi antenna, insert the opening pick to its full depth. Then you’ll gently slide the pick to the right ensuring the adhesive securing the Wi-Fi antenna is released from the front glass.

The Wi-Fi antenna is secured to the bottom of the iPad via screws and a cable, so carefully detaching the antenna from the front panel while ensuring that when you remove the panel the antenna isn’t damaged, is crucial.

Step 17

Continue to release the adhesive along the bottom of the iPad by gently pulling the opening pick out far enough that it safely goes around the home button, and re-inserting once it successfully makes it past.

If at any point the adhesive has cooled, reheat the iOpener to warm the spots where you’re working. Never reheat the iOpener more than a minute to avoid bursting the pouch.

Step 18

Continue to work your way around along the iPad releasing the adhesive and leave the opening pick wedged underneath the front glass by the home button.

Step 19

Start warming the adhesive on the left edge of the iPad by properly preparing your iOpener.

Step 20

Carefully slide your opening pick along the top edge of the iPad, slightly pulling it out to go around the front facing camera. You’ll notice that the adhesive around this section is particularly thick, so applying gentle force may be required. Again, if the adhesive has cooled make sure to reheat your iOpener and place it on the desired area.

Step 21

Remove the adhesive by sliding the opening pick around the top left corner.

Step 22

The digitizer cable is located 2” from the bottom of your iPad so do not slide the pick once you’ve reached 2.25” from the bottom of your iPad.

Step 23

The opening pick should still be located underneath the bottom edge of the iPad, so release the adhesive along the bottom left corner gently. Work carefully to ensure no damages occur to the cable as it’s only 1” from the bottom of the iPad.

Step 24

Gently pry up the bottom right corner of the iPad with your opening pick and grab it with your fingers. If any of the adhesive is stuck, slowly slide your pick to “cut” the adhesive.

Step 25

Hold the iPad at the top and bottom right corners, and rotate the front glass away from your iPad. Cut free any adhesive that may be still holding the front panel down.

Step 26: The Front Panel Assembly

Remove the four 2 mm Phillips #00 screws that are securing the LCD to the iPad’s aluminum frame. To remove the bottom left screw, carefully move the home button ribbon cable aside.

Step 27

Using the spudger or plastic opening tool, slowly lift the right edge of the LCD out of your iPad. Then rotate the LCD along the left edge and gently lay it down directly on top of the front glass panel.

Step 28: The LCD

Use the tip of the spudger tool to slowly peel away the piece of tape covering the LCD ribbon cable connector.

Step 29

Carefully flip up the retaining flap located on the LCD ribbon cable ZIF connector. Next, use a pair of tweezers to slowly pull the LCD ribbon cable from its socket located on the logic board.

Step 30

Do not touch the front LCD, but lift the LCD off the front panel carefully.

Step 31: The Front Panel Assembly

Slowly remove the piece of electrical tape covering the Wi-Fi antenna, speaker cable, and the home button ribbon cable.

Step 32

Carefully flip up the flap on the home button ribbon cable ZIF connector.

Step 33

Using tweezers, gently pull the home button ribbon cable out of its socket located on the logic board.

Step 34

Next, you’ll want to de-route the home button ribbon cable from its socket in the rear of your iPad case.

Step 35

Using tweezers, slowly peel back the piece of tape that secures the digitizer ribbon cable that’s connected to the logic board.

Step 36

Carefully flip up the retaining flap on both of the digitizer ribbon cable ZIF connectors.

Step 37

Use the flat end of a spudger tool to loosen the adhesive underneath the digitizer ribbon cable. Then you’ll want to pull the digitizer ribbon cable out of its sockets located on the logic board.

Step 38

Slowly peel away the digitizer ribbon cable and use the flat end of a spudger tool to release the adhesive that’s securing the cable to the rear aluminum case.

Step 39

Use your fingers to peel the digitizer ribbon cable from out of its recess in the frame and remove the front panel directly from your iPad.

Step 40: The Home Button Assembly

The iOpener will assist in softening the adhesive on the home button assembly when removing it from the front panel. Place your iOpener directly over the home button on the front edge of your iPad’s display.

Step 41

Gently peel the home button ribbon cable from the front panel.

Step 42

Carefully wedge the plastic opening tool under the right side of the home button assembly and slowly pry upwards, releasing the adhesive. Using the techniques mentioned above, release the adhesive on the left side of your iPad’s home button. Slowly lift the home button mount up off the front panel.

Step 43

Gently insert the edge of your plastic opening tool underneath the edge of the home button mounting bracket. Then, slide your plastic opening tool along the retaining spring bracket to release the adhesive. Finally, you’ll remove the home button with the mounting bracket from the front panel.

Step 44: The Camera Bracket

The camera’s bracket is directly attached to the front panel by adhesive, and using the iOpener will soften the adhesive prior to removal. Place your heated iOpener directly over the front facing camera on the front edge of the top display.

Step 45

Using the flat end of the spudger, gently push the camera bracket off the adhesive that’s securing it to the front panel. You’ll then notice that the camera bracket will move about 2 mm to the right or left depending on which way you push it.

Step 46

Gently lift and remove the camera bracket up and away from the front panel.

Step 47: The Front Panel

Finally, the front panel remains. Reassemble your iPad 4 by following these instructions in reverse order. Use the iPad 4 front panel adhesive strips to reattach the front panel.

To ensure your broken iPad 4’s screen is repaired by the best technicians with the highest quality parts and backed by a limited lifetime warranty, you can rely on the experts at CPR Cell Phone Repair. To learn more about our iPad 4 repair services, please contact your local CPR Cell Phone Repair today!


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The Limited Lifetime Warranty

Issues Warranty

In addition to being able to repair nearly any small electronic gadget that comes through our doors, and being able to complete most repairs in less than two hours, we also guarantee the quality of our workmanship and the quality of our parts for a full 6 months!

What does it mean for you?

If, at any time during our limited lifetime warranty period, the original repair fails because of the quality of the part we installed or the workmanship in repairing the device, we will fix it for FREE. No questions asked. Can’t beat a guarantee like that!

All CPR Stores are independently owned and operated. As such, not all stores may offer the same warranty.