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The second generation of the iPad with Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA models. Some models were refreshed before the iPad 3. Repair is difficult and requires heat and prying. Released on March 11th, 2011. Model numbers: A1395, A1396, and A1397.

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Wanted: Good iPad 2 parts supplier

Hey guys, I run an iPad repair company and have been getting pretty good service from my parts reseller for about 2+ years now. Unfortunately, over the course of the last 5 months or so, the quality of their parts have become drastically worse; digitizers specifically.

About 75% of our parts end up getting returned to the parts supplier due to streaks on the glass and/or grease smudges around the edges of the inside of the digitizer. Fortunately they take them back and replace them no questions asked, but the replacements they send are just as bad and we still have to send a majority of those back as well.

I am wondering if theres other people here that have good relationships with parts suppliers that they would be willing to refer to me. We usually purchase the full digitizer assembly (w/ bezel, home button included). Any help would be great and I would be happy to let the suppliers know that you referred me.

Help me, iFixit community. You're my only hope.


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So we've been fairly quiet about it because we're trying to make sure we're ready for the onslaught of demand but we've actually launched a wholesale parts supply source:

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Have you gotten set up with iFixit as a reseller? Their prices have become more competitive since they instituted it. Here's the link to get set up: iFixit Reseller Program

Here's a link to one of the discussions on the problem:

And a link to my original question on this in 2010:

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Thanks Mayer. I just turned your discount on. You should see some better pricing.


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iFixit's prices are ridiculous. You could actually buy original parts elsewhere and still have change.

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Our prices that you are viewing are consumer prices. You're a repair shop. You should look at iFixit Pro and wholesale pricing:


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