Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 3 (A1599). Announced on October 16, 2014, the iPad Mini 3 is the successor to the iPad Mini Retina (now known as the iPad mini 2).

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Again: Digitizer Replacemtn / Home Button issues


i replaced the Digitizer on my ipad mini 3 and am left with theTouchID issues and non-working Home-Button and Touchscreen.

I did not throw away the old Home-Button, but i did cut the Flex cable since i was not aware of the issue when i started changing the digitizer.

Is there any way i can repair the issue? Is there any way to get to the data stored on the ipad? I would not mind to much switching to another tablet, but i need the data on the ipad…

Best regards,


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you do not need the touch iD to work to get the iPad working again

Buy a new digitizer with a home button and fit it


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The Digitizer i currently have is a new one, because the old one was shattered.

I now got rid off the error i had previously being shown on the start screen (TouchID can not be activated on this iPad), but HomeButton and Touchscreen are still not working


Just because it is new does not mean it is working>> You need to test it with one you know works



the connector on the motherboard are probably damaged and needs to be fixed. if you look closely on the golden pins can you se if any are bent or missing? They are quite fragile and removing the screen can easily rip them of


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