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

$64.95

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

$64.95

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.

Kit contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

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

Product Details

$69.95 Fix Kit / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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.

$69.95 Fix Kit / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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.

$64.95 Part Only / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$64.95 Part Only / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$54.95 A-Stock / Part Only / Black

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

May have some slight signs of wear. Fully tested and guaranteed to work.

$54.95 A-Stock / Part Only / White

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

May have some slight signs of wear. Fully tested and guaranteed to work.

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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

my daugther is drop her mini ipad accidentaly. And on her birthday I will intend to fix it so, I look at it again on Ifixit store for new panel digitizer replacement, I bougth one.

My Fix

I have some issue on repairing a broken panel digitizer. It is difficult to pull out the front panel using sucsion cup?Because of the plastic adhesive tape you will apply into it.

My Advice

nothing right now.

My Problem

I dropped our ipad mini and cracked the heck out of the screen.

My Fix

The repair took me a long time, but I did it (all by myself) and it works!

The home button is sticky, but every time I use the ipad, I'm happy all over again that I'm so competent.

My Advice

The glue is harder to melt than you think. In hindsight, the repair would have gone much more smoothly if I'd just been more patient.

I'm a 50 year old reasonably handy woman who has NEVER repaired an ipad before (although I did fix a cracked iphone, which was way easier).

My Problem

grandson dropped his ipad several times.I had never worked on one before' i ordered a dizitizer on the internet when it came in there was no instructions.I looked on ifixit web site and found what i needed.The digitizer did not work i could not get a refund i ordered one from ifixit it was built a lot better it arrived in 2 days and it worked perfect.

My Fix

ifixit had a very good video on installing the digitizer

My Advice

if you are new it working on ipads or iphones before you order parts CHECK the reviews of the sellers parts.locate a good vidio. and good luck.

My Problem

After having the mini for a couple years (without proper protection), one of my munchkins finally cracked the screen

My Fix

It took me between 3-3.5 hours to complete the repair. I followed the instructions in the guide to a "t" and it worked very well.

The opening of the old digitizer and clearing off the shattered digitizer fragments stuck to the adhesive was the most time consuming aspect of the repair.

I sincerely appreciated the advice to wear some type of eye protection. Anyone attempting the repair should expect the digitizer to crack more and throw glass into your face.

My Advice

1) Plan ahead. In addition to reviewing the repair guide several times, I created a grid on a sheet of paper with tape to keep all the screws and shields from moving (too cheap to buy the magnetic mat).

2) Make sure you move the magnets from the old to the new digitizer. The iFixit replacement digitizer has a spot to place it on the new adhesive, but it's not as convenient as other replacements. Just plan ahead and be sure to use the old digitizer as a guide so the magnets align with the space in the chassis.

3) When removing the adhesive cover prior to placing the new digitizer, be careful the adhesive doesn't stick to the new digitizer cable. It's easy to get the adhesive stuck to the cable if you're not mindful in removing the cover.

4) Also watch how the digitizer cable folds into the chassis as you're doing the final assembly. I watched one video that suggested starting the final step by first matching up the top of the digitizer to the top of the iPad (insuring a tight, accurate fit). Keep the bottom portion wedged open with your fingers. Use a spudger to flex the digitizer cable into the iPad (so it won't crease/fold on itself) and complete the closure of the iPad while removing the spudger in one smooth motion.

4) I thought the comment about how poor the repair guide was (i.e. severing all your wifi, cellular wires by inserting the guitar picks too far) is exaggerated. Use the opener tool (goes in by just a few millimeters) and use the picks to insure the digitizer doesn't reseal. One guitar pick accidentally slipped between the digitizer and LCD screen with no permanent damage. At some points it was easier to use the guitar picks. In that case, be reasonable; heat the edges well, use firm and steady pressure and use the pictures of the opened iPad (and new digitizer) to estimate where all the adhesive is so you know which areas might need more attention without destroying the components.

5) Goof-Off and/or cigarette lighter fluid make excellent solvents for cleaning old adhesive off the chassis. Just be sure to remove the LCD to avoid damage.

It wasn't my favorite repair, but very doable. C'mon kids, break something else!

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