iPad Mini (1st and 2nd Gen) Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$94.95

Product code: IF122-001
Apple Part #: 820-3291-A, 820-3291

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iPad Mini (1st and 2nd Gen) Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$94.95

Product code: IF122-001
Apple Part #: 820-3291-A, 820-3291

Product Overview

Fix that broken front panel!

  • PLEASE NOTE: This repair is very hard!
  • This assembly includes the home button, adhesive and digitizer cable already attached to the panel.
  • You do not need to transfer any components from your existing front panel which makes this repair a little easier.

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

  • All iPad Mini 1st Gen
  • All iPad Mini 2nd Gen Retina

Product Details

$99.95 Fix Kit / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

  • This product cannot be shipped to Mexico.
  • Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

$99.95 Fix Kit / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

  • This product cannot be shipped to Mexico.
  • Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

$94.95 Part Only / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$94.95 Part Only / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Replacement Guides

iPad Mini CDMA

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad Mini GSM

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad Mini Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

iPad Mini
16 GB Wi-Fi
32 GB Wi-Fi
64 GB Wi-Fi
iPad Mini CDMA
16 GB LTE/CDMA
32 GB LTE/CDMA
64 GB LTE/CDMA
iPad Mini GSM
16 GB LTE/GSM
32 GB LTE/GSM
64 GB LTE/GSM
iPad Mini Retina Display
128 GB Wi-Fi
128 GB Wi-Fi/Cellular
16 GB Wi-Fi
16 GB Wi-Fi/Cellular
32 GB Wi-Fi
32 GB Wi-Fi/Cellular
64 GB Wi-Fi
64 GB Wi-Fi/Cellular
 

Stories

My Problem

Getting the old cracked front panel was a breeze, thanks to all the tools IFIXIT sent, Yay! My issue was when every thing was put back together I didn't realize there was a protective sticker in the inside of the glass as well. When I took of the sticker I somehow managed to rip the digitizer cable...that was a bummer. I had to re-order a new front panel and shuck this one to experience.

My Fix

The repair was completed, my mini iPad with retina display is working and looks brand new.

My Advice

Having the proper tools is everything. Proper lighting and because the screws are so tiny I suggest you purchase the magnetic project mat, it just keeps your workspace neat and tidy.

My Problem

new iPad, less than a year old

My Fix

Great!

My Advice

Be careful with iPad

My Problem

I was fixing it for a student that wanted his/her IPad fix.

My Fix

The repair went ok, it took around Three hours to repair. I really have to take time to heat the glass to remove. So I don't break the glass, if you do break the grass. you just might scratch the surface of the LCD screen.

My Advice

you will need the definitely tools to remove the glass. Plastic Opening Tools, which you will need a lot of them. one isn't just enough, get extra just in case. Heavy duty Spudger works great, when removing connectors. didn't really need the metal spudger set, but I got it anyway. maybe use it on something else. you will definitely need a precision tweezers set, because the screws are so small. you will need plastic cards and opening picks. don't forget to get a screw driver small enough for those small screws, there are tiny. oh yeah, be careful lifting the screen. the screen is in perfect condition when it arrive. I will buy I fix again, if you are ordering from Canada, you will pay duty fee. my cost around 49.99 duty fee, plus the shipping I have to pay about 30.00 bucks. plus I didn't really need a suction cup. you can use a heat gun, or that iopener thing. I have use a heat gun which was dewalt.

My Problem

My daughter while hiking dropped her iPad mini that she was using as a very large camera. The mini fell on the front panel cracking it into very small shards of glass. The hardest part of the job was removing the broken panel pieces and what seems like excessive adhesive. I used Goo-b-Gone and acetone to remove the adhesive using a neatly folded cotton cloth that fit the base groove.

My Fix

Replacing the panel was relatively straight forward. I used Kapton/polyimide tape to cover the exposed copper connector areas after removing part of the cover lays for the panel adhesive. I then preformed the flex cable using toothpicks as mandrels so the cable would lay nicely in the allotted space. Dis-assembly time was about 60 minutes and assembly time was about 30 minutes. Upon completion the mini powered up and worked perfectly. The only issue is a couple of broken pixels on the LCD most likely from the drop - oh well.

My Advice

I found a heat gun to work well to remove the broken panel pieces and a stainless steel dental pick. One must be very careful using the dental instrument!!

Take your time and use a well lit magnifier lamp. Wait until the last possible moment to remove the adhesive cover lays. Route the panel flat cable carefully so as not to crimp or fold the cable between the panel and the base as this may break the copper conductors. Use the original broken panel shape as a reference for the shape. Use non-conductive tape to cover exposed copper connector areas. Use non-conductive tape to hold down the connector LCD cable and panel cable.

My Problem

The iPad's front panel glass breaks too easily when it's only protected by Apple's "Smart Cover" and it drops 3 feet to blacktop! Literally hundreds of spider cracks over the front panel, but the iPad kept on working.

My Fix

With all the cracks in the glass the suction cup couldn't lift the glass enough to get the removal process started. Finally resorted to a single-bladed razor blade to pry up a small section to get the process started. Took about two hours to finally free the panel from the frame, and clean up the glass chards.

Once the front panel was removed, most everything else went well. Total repair time was about four hours, but I worked very carefully. Another major hurdle for me was getting the new digitizer connector connected. I just couldn't get it properly aligned to mate. But persisted and finally succeeded.

Turned on the iPad before reattaching the front panel and all was well!

My Advice

NEVER DROP YOUR IPAD! If you shatter the front panel glass it would probably be less frustrating to let Apple do the repair.

I sure don't plan to ever go through this repair again!

My Problem

New front

My Fix

It was hard but good

My Advice

take your time

My Problem

Baby threw my iPad on the floor, breaking the entire screen. I didnt wasn't too spend $250 for Apple to fix it so I did it myself.

My Fix

Took about an hour or so. Pretty hard fix but thanks to the guide it was pretty straight forward. The hardest part was getting the old house off. I didn't use the I opener. I used a hair dryer.

My Advice

None

My Problem

Stepped on iPad while earbud was between glass and cover. So instead of earbud going into soft foot, the cover transferred my weight directly to earbud which transferred to a single spot on

My Fix

OK. I was successful and everything works afterwards. The panel isn't seated as flush as it was before on the bottom and top though.

My Advice

The guide doesn't provide any guidance on how to deal with cracked panel that goes all the way to the edges. I had more difficulty getting the panel to unseat from the glue because the guide's method benefits from a solid edge slowly prying the rest up. My edges were interrupted by cracks that made it more difficult, and I didn't know the best way to handle.

My Problem

My iPad Mini dropped and the screen shattered. I was told by a friend to order the part from this website.

My Fix

The repair took some time probably an hour or more, but it went well. My iPad Mini looks as good as new.

My Advice

My advice is to make sure you order the right color of replacement screen.

My Problem

I somehow cracked the screen just 4 days after I bought it while it was sitting in my lap, the cause is still unknown.

My Fix

The repair was pretty straight forward. The only issue is the kit they ship it with does not have as many guitar picks as they use in the guide. I ended up cracking the digitizer even more while removing it, but I expected that to happen. After that everything went smoothly. Took about 45 minutes total

My Advice

-Have extra guitar picks on hand.

-Make sure you leave the iopener on for 90 seconds, it really needs that much time.