Once you've completely separated from the case, you must disconnect it from the iPad's main system board. Unfortunately, the connector is located under the LCD. So, remove the display's four Phillips screws and lift it away from the case—holding it along the right edge and folding it over along the left edge.
Then, disconnect the LCD connector from the main board and set the display somewhere safe.
You can now disconnect the broken panel. First, carefully flip up the two locking levers on the digitizer cable connector. As you remove the ribbon cable from the connector, you'll also need to gently peel it away from the main board's metal shielding.
3. Remove the Home button and camera plate
With the broken panel completely detached, you can remove the Home button contact using the Phillips screwdriver. Then using the hair dryer again, heat and remove the bracket and button. Likewise, heat the metal camera plate and pry it loose with a thin blade.
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