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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Repair Your iPad Touchscreen

By Nathan Flear

The iPad is a sophisticated device. That is a fact that nobody can argue with. Growing organically from the iPod and iPhone, the iPad has become the number one electronic gadget for many a household throughout the world.

A common misconception is that they cannot break, as sturdy as they may feel, it only takes a harsh drop and the screen can shatter. What are you going to do now? Your prized possession is deemed useless. Well you could take it to the Apple store where you can be provided an iPad repair service, but it can be costly, their services have been known to cost upwards of $250 in the United States. Or you could attempt at repairing it yourself.

But how can I repair a broken iPad touchscreen myself? I hear you ask, well worry not, that's exactly what I am going to explain.

I am going to focus on the iPad 2 as it is by far the trickiest and if you can replace the screen on this device you won't have a problem with the others.

Firstly, start at the bottom right hand corner and using a hairdryer to heat the broken iPad screen, take a paint scraper and begin to remove the screen. The hairdryer will melt the glue on the inside but please take care not to overheat the screen as this could damage the LCD beneath.

The Wi-Fi cable will be glued to the inside of the screen next to the home button, you will need to detach this by slowly lifting the touchscreen away from the casing. By moving your paint scraper around the device while remaining to use the hairdryer you will come to the volume flex cable at the top right of the screen. Take great care not to damage this cable. Then you need to detach the modules for 3G and Bluetooth which are glued to the touchscreen at either side of the camera.

I hope you're still with me, I really should've warned you at the beginning that this wasn't for the faint hearted, nearly there now though!

Next, taking great care, pull the touchscreen away slowly to pull the adhesive away. Be careful as the flex cable still needs to be disconnected from the main board, so don't pull too hard. Now loosen the four screws around the LCD and by using the gold clip, disconnect the LCD. The touchscreen can now be removed.

Now for the replacement, having taken note how the camera and home button are glued, you will need to replicate. Attach the modules and take care to fold the cable inside the casing neatly so as not to stop the touchscreen from sitting flush.

There you have it, not only have you saved yourself some money but now you know how to replace your damaged iPad touchscreen if it were to happen again.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Host Safe and Effective Online Meetings With WebEx 8

By Andy K Jacobs

If you haven't yet begun employing conferencing services, you're working too hard.

It's simple, online conferencing saves companies time and money (and employees their sanity) by eliminating the need for costly business travel. With online conferencing solutions, your entire meeting process is streamlined and simplified.

WebEx aims to make online conferencing effective and available to businesses of all sizes, from the largest corporations to the smallest at-home start-ups. Its newest solution, WebEx 8, allows you to host up to 7 other participants for one low price - and with all of the powerful features and functionality that WebEx has to offer.

WebEx 8 includes:

  • Outlook integration - it's easy to assimilate your daily tools with WebEx 8; with Outlook integration offering easy email access and visibility on your employee's calendars, scheduling a WebEx meeting is simple and straight-forward

  • High-class video - give your meetings an in-person feel by incorporating webcams, so your participants have the ability to see who they are talking to. While they are optional, much of what we say comes not just from our words, but also from our body language, and having the ability to read both during an online meeting will give you and your employees a huge leg-up in any conferencing situation

  • Sharing - whether it's only a single file or your entire desktop, sharing within WebEx 8 is a piece of cake. The WebEx sharing feature speeds up your communication while streamlining your collaboration, making working or conducting presentations with your team (wherever they are) painless

  • Record your meeting - WebEx 8 lets you record your meeting, which comes in handy for multiple reasons. For example, recorded sessions can be used for training purposes, to catch sick employees up on what they have missed, they can be posted to your website for current and potential customers to view and they can also be used as an aid in information retention

In addition, WebEx 8 provides the added convenience of WebEx Mobile, which allows both the host and the participants to utilize the free mobile application to attend an online WebEx conference.

If you have been considering the idea of employing an online conferencing solution to change the way you and your company do business, now is the time to explore all of what WebEx 8 has to offer. Give one of our professional account managers a call today to learn more about what it can offer you!

Andy Jacobs
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