iPad 4 Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$49.95

Product code: IF116-024

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iPad 4 Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$49.95

Product code: IF116-024

Product Overview

All-in-one fix for the 4th Gen iPad front glass panel

  • Replacement part for any shattered iPad 4th Gen front panel.
  • Includes replacement adhesive strips and home button already installed.
  • This part make installing a front panel a lot easier since the adhesive, front facing camera bracket and home button are already installed.
  • When performing the repair, sometimes you may damage the bezel and/or Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna. You may want to buy those parts just in case and if you don't end up using either of them, you can return them.

Assembly Components

These come pre-installed on the front panel

Kit contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

  • iPad 4th Gen Retina

Product Details

$49.95 Fix Kit / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes all the tools needed to do the repair.

  • Looking for your panel? It's safely shipped in the cardboard sleeve beneath the anti-static project tray.
  • This product cannot be shipped to Mexico.
  • Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

$49.95 Fix Kit / White

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes all the tools needed to do the repair.

  • Looking for your panel? It's safely shipped in the cardboard sleeve beneath the anti-static project tray.
  • This product cannot be shipped to Mexico.
  • Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

$44.95 Part Only / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

$44.95 Part Only / White

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

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Replacement Guides

iPad 4 CDMA

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad 4 GSM

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad 4 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

iPad 4 CDMA
16 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
32 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
64 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
iPad 4 GSM
16 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
32 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
64 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
iPad 4 Wi-Fi
16 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
32 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
64 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
 

Stories

My Problem

My iPad 4 screen was punctured with cracks propagating from this puncture. My thumb applied a typical "thumb force" to the screen and went straight through it.

My Fix

At first, I was confused on how the heck the plastic bevel tool was going to pry off the screen. It absolutely did not do that, so I moved to a box cutter. That worked well... I guess. I took the advice to tape my screen to prevent shards of glass flying everywhere, but I kept having to move the tape. I managed to obtain a few minor cuts that bled profusely (probably due to the amount of coffee I drank that day). In the end, I successfully removed the old screen and installed the new one. The new screen won't stay in place. I'm going to buy some better adhesive at some point.

My Advice

Use a box cutter or other sharp, thin tool for screen removal, but BE CAREFUL.

Use better adhesive than what is provided in the installation kit.

My Problem

iPad, meet five year old; iPad meet floor.

Glass was shattered to a crazy extent. The entire front surface was literally small shards of glass 1/4" or smaller.

My Fix

Well. It took about 2 hours. 85% of that was spent removing glass. Unfortunately, I was not able to follow the guide step by step, but rather used it as a means of avoiding damage to senstive components like the wi-fi antenna. Plastic tools were all completely destroyed by the end.

My Advice

The glass panels are very brittle - even a little bit too much pressure or a hint of torque will send little shards flying. Prepare for slivers of glass everywhere. Do not take the guide's warning about safety glasses lightly - had I not worn a pair, I would likely be blind right now. One snag that I did run into, was failing to insert the digitizer cable far enough on the first attempt. It's fiddly, but make sure that it's all the way seated or it will perform inconsistently - if at all. As a corollary, make sure that you do a dry fit of the new panel (i.e. start it up with the tape still on the adhesive strips) so you can verify that everything is in order. Finally, be careful routing the cables when reassembling - if any of them are out of place, it will prevent the glass from seating and sealing properly.

Although this repair is considered difficult, it's should be doable for most people - it really just requires a lot of patience and decent mixture of force/finesse.

My Problem

got a free ipad had a broken charge port, broke the screen tryhing to do the charge [ort

My Fix

great once i had the kit it was simple

My Advice

just buy the right tools dont use a hair dryer to try to remove the digitizer

My Problem

The Digitizer stopped working correctly

My Fix

To replace the front panel only took about an hour and it's perfect now

My Advice

The glue takes longer than you think to soften so take your time with that

My Problem

Whenever I get a hold of electronics something bad is bound to happen to them. This is due to the fact that even though I know how to use them I am not very kind to them. My Ipad is no exception and had many cracks before I went in for the fix.

My Fix

The repair in total took me 2 hours. Buying the kit with the digitizer, which comes bundled together for 50 dollars, is all I needed to get the job done.

My Advice

The only thing that I can say is that it is not necessary to remove the home button ribbon if that is not the issue. All that has to be done is heat up the bottom part of the previous digitizer and connect it to the new one. This can help save some time.

My Problem

Silly little drop cracked and shattered most of the screen.

My Fix

At certain points during the digitizer/glass removal process I was ready to give up. You see, once the screen is cracked, it will not come off in one piece, rather in itty bitty shards of glass. Remain diligent though as once the outer glued edge is dislodged, the rest comes out easy.

My Advice

Was not aware how much trouble getting a cracked glass out was going to be. To be honest, though, had I known, I may not have attempted the repair. It was tedious work and DEFINITELY wear safety glasses. Small glass fragments were shooting everywhere. However, they were not sharp nor did I get cut at all.

Bottom line ~ do not tell anyone you were successful. Now "friends" are coming out of the woodwork wanting me to perform this miracle transfusion. Turns out everyone has a broken screen iPad. Who knew? :)

My Problem

Dropped my iPad 4 on its corner, cracking the glass (Front Panel). Alternatives were much more expensive repairs (might as well buy an Air -- but I did not want to upgrade yet, as my 4 was still kicking).

My Fix

Fully repaired using iFixit's Front Panel Assembly kit; it looks like new (well, except for the scratches on the aluminum corner where the iPad impacted the concrete earlier). It was a great feeling when it fired up.

Somewhat mechanically inclined (and reasonably able to follow instructions), I decided to take a chance on doing it myself. The online pictures and detailed, very helpful repair guide were absolutely essential, and I following it closely. Took me about an hour. Total success.

My Advice

My 2 cents:

(1) Take your time. Do not overheat the "iOpener;" follow the instructions, or it will burst (oops: I used a hair dryer to heat/soften the adhesive after I mistakenly microwaved the iOpener for 2 minutes, causing it to burst).

(2) The only confusion I faced was at steps 29-30 in the online guide (detaching the LCD ribbon cable). The LCD ribbon cable slides out of the slot receptacle . Do not rotate it out; I rotated it, cracking the receptacle. I I feared the worst but was able to reconnect it successfully, using the existing tape to hold it all together.

(3) Try to keep the repair area clean and lint free. Prior to finally placing the replacement Front Panel on, look closely at the Front Panel and video display, at various reflection angles, to catch any lint or hairs on the screen. Remove carefully with scotch tape (it will lift right off). Consider using thin rubber gloves to keep the skin oil in check.

My Problem

While attending my best friends graduation from nursing school I was waiting for the event to begin and was shooting pics here and there. The seating was auditorium style and someone wanted to get by, well I sat the iPad on my lap and shifted to allow them room and the iPad slid off my lap and landed on the "concrete" floor on the right corner and then screen down. Needless to say it was smashed on the corner and several spider cracks throughout. UGHHHHH!!

My Fix

Well, considering I am a Systems Administrator (tech savvy already) I was still a little skeptical about replacing the screen myself. I thought about having it done professionally but just seemed toooooo pricy.

Regardless, the repair went surprising well. My son and I completed the process within 2 1/2 hours. I think most of that was because of the caution we took while taking the cracked sceen off. I am sure there are still some minute shards in the iPad but all-in-all everything went well and not to mention the iPad worked after we were done!!!

My Advice

Although I cant think of anything I would have done differently, I will say the iFixit repair guide was right on point. The only suggestion I have is that if the screen is shattered the packing tape suggestion is paramount.

My Problem

Kids kept breaking the glass top screen. The first time I paid $106 to get it replaced locally. This time I decided to try it on my own and it was really quick and easy.

My Fix

It took about 2 hours total to take the old broken screen out and dig out all the small broken glass pieces. Then I removed all the old adhesive with alcohol and Qtips which took the most time. Applying the new screen is the easiest part.

My Advice

I bought the IFixit screen because I didn't want to buy a cheaper screen that others have reported that the digitizer was faulty which means you would have to replace the screen all over again with a working unit. So far so good on my repair, the kids have beat it up pretty good and it's working just fine.

My Problem

I had a cracked digitizer from my kids dropping it a few times.

My Fix

Took a few hours being very careful but went well. The instructions were great and I recommend reading through once before your start. Using packing tape on the broken glass was a great idea and made it pretty clean. Very happy with the results although there is now a slight gap between the edges. I'm not sure if its based on the new part not being exact speck or from bending the frame of the ipad during removal. Once you put a screen protector and case on the device though you can't notice and it looks great..

My Advice

Take your time and be sure to read about the positions of the wifi antenna and the display connector.