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iPad 3rd Gen Digitizer the same as 2nd Gen?

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Can I install a 2nd Gen iPad Digitizer into a the new 3rd Gen iPad?

If so, is it an identical match?

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Was wondering the same thing. I want to get a color conversion for mine but all of the ones I've found have been iPad 2's...

Colton,

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rmohns
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They appear to be different parts (iPad 2 digitizer, iPad 3 digitizer).

That said, I've scrutinized the photos from the iFixit teardowns of both the iPad 2 and iPad 3, and darned if I can see any significant differences. The metal shield around the camera appears to have grown a spring-contact on the iPad 3 to improve contact with whatever it touches, but that looks like it. And it would be very in keeping for Apple to use the same part for both iPad 2 and 3 if they function the same way. The logic boards of each of the two even have their various connectors to the screen and speaker arrays in the same spot.

So: inconclusive. Maybe we'll luck out and an iFixit staffer will compare and contrast the parts for us.

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iPad 2 Front Panel

Replacement iPad 2 front panel (digitizer) is the touch panel portion of the display assembly. Includes replacement iPad 2 adhesive strips to make any cracked, broken, or shattered screen or digitizer repair easy. Compatible with all iPad 2 models: CDMA, — 38 available at 84.95 each.

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iPad Retina Front Panel

Touch portion (digitizer) of the display. Use to replace a cracked, broken, or shattered digitizer. Compatible with all 3rd and 4th Generation iPads (all Retina iPads). — 36 available at 84.95 each.

Thank you. It would be nice of iFixit to that ;)

MacBroke,

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iPod Fix It
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I believe the connector is in a different location. I'll be doing one in about 2 weeks and can update as I have the iPad 2 in stock.

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Mark Richards
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I just replaced an iPad 2 digitizer with an iPad 3 digitizer. Although the flex cable is different in length, it still fits the mainboard connector and has a couple of extra folds that got tucked under the screen, as far as I can tell, it works.

Mark Richard, Please let me know, after you replaced it and completed every thing, did the digitizer looked fit on the ipad?? or there was some kind of problems??

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iPad 2 digitizer does not fit iPad 3 the flex cable is totally different.

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The board sockets (connectors) are the same. The iPad 3 digitizer cable is longer though. So, as stated above, you can use the iPad 3 diggie on an iPad 2 with a couple of folds on the longer cable. However, you wouldn't be able to use an iPad 2 diggie on an iPad 3. The cable just isn't long enough.

IndyElectronix

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