100% Premium Grade IC Chip
How to tell if the IC Chip installed is Premium vs Aftermarket?
One of the best ways to tell the true quality of the iPad is through the soldering of the IC Chip to the Digitizer Flex. While lifting the black adhesive tape of your existing iPad, you may notice that it should be soldered on with Solder Paste and have Gold Pins. However, if you notice Silver Pins, this will indicate the iPad you may have bought from your supplier may have been installed by either an Aftermarket IC Chip or Aftermarket Flex.
Currently in China, the Black Tape which include the blue tabs is the strongest precut tape available. We have went through the Tesa, the Red/Black 61395 and 43695. Most companies will remove the 3M tape or the other aftermarket tapes to use their own tape from a roll. Adding extra layers of tape is never a good idea, as it more prone to breaking easier as the digitizer may not flush properly towards the frame. However, not enough adhesive on the digitizer may cause the digitizer to lift. Our industry isn’t looking to go the extra mile for you, so frankly most supplier may not add the extra cost into adding this black Tesa tape as it is costly and rather stick with the regular 3M adhesive.
Front Camera Cushion & Bracket
Although this extra added feature is inexpensive to the cost of our iPad, It can be a very time consuming process to install for the Technician.This feature ensures the camera piece has a cushion against the digitizer preventing the front camera from knocking against the digitizer. This item can be transferred from the broken or used iPad however with our iPad, this will help eliminate the extra time it may take to get the customer’s item back to them.
Pre-Installed Home Button & Flex
The home button has a two-piece gasket to ensure proper fitment into the assembly. One plastic piece and the other a rubber gasket to ensure the placement. We make sure both are properly installed. As being compliant with the Trademark Laws, our home buttons do not carry the square embedded into the home button. As many repair shops and distributors are aware that Apple does infact enforce this trademark very seriously. Some suppliers that carry it put you and themselves at risk by carrying a product which can lead to scenarios which aren’t so pleasant. The home button flex has all the resistors and IC diodes that work with the smart cover to ensure that every time the smart cover closes the device goes into sleep mode.
Pre-Installed Kapton/Anti-Static Tape
Right where the Digitizer and the home button flex join, we pre-install a Kapton Tape to ensure that internal or external heat do not trigger functions on the home button or the digitizer. This also serves as a shield to stop electrical transfer from the digitizer to the motherboard. Above the Kapton Tape, we installed and overlayed the anti-static tape just as the original one. We install this to ensure that static electricity from the battery or the motherboard.
Flex Crimping Issues
So a major issue is that many technician unknowingly crimp the Digitizer Flex. This is probably one of the main reason that when you test the digitizer outside the device it may work fine. As soon as you close the device, the digitizer starts to ghost touch. Normally once the technician peels the tape off the digitizer, the cable sticks to the glass and at point of closing the device, the cable gets crimped unintentionally. By ensuring that where the flex has a potential contact with the double sided tape, and removing the tape, unintentional user error comes to a bare minimum. In addition to this, we have added a hard plastic backing where the cable should be bending so it also folds at the proper bend without the cable being crimped.
Smart Cover Magnetic Clamps
Many of our customers often wonder what these magnets do and why we choose to have them pre-installed in our iPad Mini. This ensures proper usage with the Smart Cover and working correctly. This again can be an item which can cause you less lead-time in working on the iPad and ensuring a proper repair.