iPad 4 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full Assembly

$49.95

Product code: IF116-024

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iPad 4 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full 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.
  • This part makes installing a front panel easier with the adhesive, front facing camera bracket, and blank home button already installed.
  • When performing the repair, you may damage the bezel 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

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My Problem

My daughter accidently broke the screen while playing with a toy hammer. She was hammering on the couch and the iPad was laying underneath a blanket when it was damaged. Oh, No! Crying!

My Fix

The repair was easier than I initially expected. The instructions where great!

My Advice

I would watch several videos on YouTube to get an idea of the different techniques you can try and then take your time on the repair.

My Problem

Fading iPad screen and rear camera on my iPhone 4 not working

My Fix

The iPad repair was straight forward however I managed to break the digitiser connector during the opening process.

It did not really matter because it was going to be replaced.

Before putting it back together I turned it on only to find that the problem persisted

Had to buy a replacement LCD screen and now all working perfectly

The tools provided were not suitable for the iPhone for removing the case and not fine enough to handle the internal screws it's still a work in progress

The iPhone was easier to work on however the connectors were a lot smaller and finicky

In general it was a very satisfying experience

My Advice

The iPad was very cost effective to repair compared to what Apple was offering and I would do the same again

In relation to the iPhone it would have been quicker and cheaper to have had it repaired at my local shopping centre

I have spent most of my working life behind a desk and I'm not really a handyman and found the process reasonably straight forward

My Problem

Crack lens and skitish digitizer

My Fix

perfect. With instructions on youtube, it was a no brainer

My Advice

Yes, Pay extra attention on celluar models when cutting out old glass. Its very easy to cut through antenna ribbon under glass.

My Problem

Was almost unusable after my dog knocked it out of my hand onto some concrete.

My Fix

I honestly think that having the glass shattered made the repair easier. It was definitely extra work having to clean everything out and the mounting tape didn't come off with the screen, but the shattering gave me a good place to start prying up what was still in one piece. The way it shattered also showed me the delicate wifi antennae and where exactly it was, so I didn't have to hope I wasn't going to break it as I was peeling away around that area.

My Advice

If you are replacing the digitizer and glass assembly, as in its damaged and has no chance of being used again, don't be afraid to peel the little pieces away or break the screen s bit more as you're doing it. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EYE PROTECTION and slowly pry away at loose pieces so you can see what's underneath if you aren't sure. No photos were taken, so sorry I can't show more. Also, if you come to the point of having to pick out the little pieces around the edge, I definitely recommend a metal blade that you are VERY comfortable using. Even if it's a bit dull, it's much easier for scraping up the glue/tape around the edges and removing the stuck pieces of glass. I stress this again: BE VERY CAREFUL IF USING A METAL BLADE AROUND ANY DELICATE PARTS. This is why I say be comfortable using it, as if it does slip, it can potentially cause more harm than a plastic one.

My Problem

I hit three additional problems when replacing the glass.

1) The iPad had been dropped a few times, and it turned out the top of the case was slightly bent - this kept the glass from fitting well in a previous repair.

2) The drops had also dented the corners, making the glass not fit quite right.

3) When I first installed the new glass panel, the top center bulged up.

My Fix

1) To fix the bent case: With the LCD and glass out of the iPad, I put the pad on the edge of a table, and slightly bent the case so the top edge was flat.

2) To fix the dents in the corners: I used a fine file to get rid of metal that would have been above the level of the glass, and used a piece of metal to push out places where the case's metal got too close to where the glass would be.

3) The bulge was caused by the camera bracket on the back of the glass - it had two bumps that fit into similar spaces in the camera; if the bumps were in the wrong place, the glass wouldn't fit. On my second try, I ended up fitting the glass in at the top first, making sure that the camera mount fit correctly.

My Advice

  • With the LCD and digitizer removed, check the metal case for damage and fix anything that might keep the glass from fitting well.
  • Double-stick tape from the art supply store (such as Letraset high-tack double sided tape) can be used to hold the glass or the plastic bezel in place.
  • Start installing the glass from the top, and make sure that the camera boss fits correctly before pushing the glass fully into place.

My Problem

We received an iPad from a family member that had a shattered left hand corner on the iPad (16GB/wifi). It was also deformed on that corner at a 15° angle, when viewed from the front. This obviously meant that repairing the aluminum casing was required to be able to place a new, flat glass screen replacement into the iPad. The damaged was relegated to a complete loss by the Apple Store techs, hence why our family member ended up dropping $$$ on a new iPad, and giving me the damaged one for free :D.

My Fix

I simply followed the teardown guide provided here on iFixit. Specifically this was the iPad 4 Wi-Fi Front Panel replacement guide.

I began by taping the shattered area of the screen first. Then I proceeded to heat the edges of the iPad with the iOpener heat pad in order to remove the adhesive. I took my time here to ensure I wasn't severing any critical cables and didn't have to fight with the adhesive.

Once the adhesive is out of the way it was smooth sailing. Once the glass and LCD were completely removed from the device, I proceeded to repairing the left hand corner that was badly deformed.

I started by flattening back out the corner of the iPad. I simply placed the iPad in a vice and proceeded to bend it back into shape until the panel was once again flattened. Then I had to do some work on rounding the tip of the iPad so that the glass would sit in the frame once again. For this I used a small tack hammer, a round bit chisel (to reform the recessed bezel) and a pair of needle nose pliers. The aluminum is very soft and quite easy to work. Once I had it in roughly the correct shape I proceeded to a dremel, sanding down any exterior imperfections.

Once the frame was repaired, I reassembled the iPad with the new screen, and it's in great shape now!

The kit provided by iFixit had all the tools I needed to get the screen replacement done, I was very pleased with that.

My Advice

Be patient when using the iOpener. I wasn't in a huge hurry to get my device opened up, instead I wanted to ensure I didn't tear any of the delicate ribbon cables positioned precariously around the iPad frame. Let the iOpener sit for at least a minute on each edge you work to ensure it really melts the adhesive.

I highly advise anyone who is a first timer read where the positions of the digitizer / wifi cables are at...not once, not twice, but three times! I even marked these areas with little tape markers as an extra precaution when using the picks to cut the adhesive.

My Problem

The kit was a much cheaper solution than buying a new iPad.

My Fix

The repair went great until the ribbon cables were attached and the screen and replacement glass had to be placed back into position. Having the button and front panel ribbons next to each other made it very difficult to insert the screws for the screen and position the ribbon cables correctly while installing the screen.

My Advice

Be careful when removing the ribbon cables. The instructions say to flip up the retaining flap and I didn't quite understand how to do it correctly and broke the flap off and had a really hard time putting it back on while installing the new front panel ribbon cable. A bit more detailed set of pictures in the replacement instructions would have really helped.

My Problem

Cracked IPad4 screen -- it was working fine with the cracked screen, so I thought for $50 I would give it a try. Someone was interested in buying it if I got it working.

My Fix

As expected, releasing the glue and lifting the glass carefully was very difficult. Total job took 8 hours by someone used to fixing electronics.

My Advice

This is not a job that anyone can do.

My Problem

Shattered digitizer fixed so I could use it

My Fix

The repair went great no real hick ups or any thing once I got the parts from you... I started with a cheap one from another seller on eBay and theirs was defective and I I'm still trying to get my money back from them bust as soon as I got your all went well and I will defiantly by parts from you again

My Advice

Don't by from eBay spend the extra money get your parts here !

My Problem

The front glass on the iPad had broken due to the customer dropping their iPad 4th generation.

My Fix

Removing all the shards of glass were time consuming even though I did tape the display prior to removing. Shards around the edges were tough to remove, but I stayed patient and removed them all.

My Advice

Take your time, use the proper tools.