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
  • All iPad mini 2

Product Details

$69.95 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.

$69.95 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.

$64.95 Part Only / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

$64.95 Part Only / White

 
 

Condition:

New

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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

Broken digitizer on my iPad Mini.

My Fix

I was surprised at my level of patience. I didn't think I would be able to get through the repair in one sitting, or without getting angry at myself but I completed the whole project from start to finish in one sitting.

My Advice

Be careful of the foam tape around the LCD screen. I broke it just before placing the new digitizer and now I have a random piece of foam between the digitizer and the LCD. Most of the time it is hidden in a dark wallpaper background, but when I can see it I get a little angry at myself.

My Problem

The digitizer was broken. Cracked in two corners.

My Fix

Before I tell my spiraling tail I have to say that i-Fix it did a great job presenting me with the right part and tools. What follows is most likely my experience and not everyone's I am sure.

I have to say this did not go well for me. First off no one tells you how to get a cracked screen off of a tablet. They say remove the digitizer screen but no one gives you a heads up on what to really expect. The digitizer just breaks into pieces (It's glass so that makes sense) and all the tiny shards that stick in the glue are the worst. I spent an hour scraping off the bits and pieces. The rest of the directions I followed went really well. I-Fix it did a good job of showing how to remove the entire unit.

However once I put it back together the screen just randomly starts apps all on it's own. It moves to other apps and makes selections for me.

I looked this up online and no one really has any good advice. So it seems that a screen replacement either goes smoothly or like mine not so fine. I tried some of the fixes described online but sadly nothing has worked. I repair computers all day long so this to me was a challenge I wanted to try. It would be curious to try it again but in this iPads case it becomes a question of cost, value and time.

My Advice

The only advice I can give to anyone trying this for themselves is to make sure you really want to do it yourself and not pay someone else. That is if it's even worth it.

My Problem

Because my kids are destructive and I'm NOT buying another one . . .

My Fix

Great. Took a long time (i think about four hours total) but saved me blowing $400 on another one, YET AGAIN.

My Advice

This was my second digitizer repair to this iPad mini. It seems that iPads can be fixed twice if you are careful with the screws. They are all back in but they are so small the heads are now stripped. Unless I buy new screws I don't think it can be fixed a third time. Also, DON"T BE IN A HURRY. If you are impatient about any of this you will rip, break tear, smash, lose something important and you can forget about fixing your ipad. It's really easy to mess this up with one impatient move.

My Problem

iPad Mini glass shattered after fall to floor.

My Fix

The repair went well. Pretty easy right up until I had to peel the adhesive paper backing. When I pulled the left and right sides the whole adhesives came of the digitizer. It was very difficult and time consuming trying to get the very thin strips back on the glass. Also, There was no adhesive tape on the new glass for the two small magnets. I had to get creative. After all of that it went well and everything works great. Not a horrible experience.

My Advice

Two bits of advice for the digitizer manufacturer, add adhesive for the two small magnets and maybe get a better adhesive for the the thin side tape.

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My Problem

I do lots of iPad repairs for others, but this was the first retina iPad mini that has come to me. It was cracked pretty badly, but I can always fix it.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly, except for when the device was going back together. I small clip on the LCD that held the backlight connector had been cracked by a piece of glass, and had fallen off. There was no backlight, so I checked the filter and fuse, both good. I then started looking at the display, and found the part had come off. I took one off of an iPad mini 1 digitizer, and everything worked.

My Advice

Make sure you remove all the old adhesive. Nothing will stick well unless it is all gone. If you want the repair to last longer than the device, take the extra time and some alcohol swabs and clean the iPad up.

My Problem

Cracked glass and digitizer.

My Fix

It went very, very well. I started using the liquid-filled heating pad (which is an improvement over the first-gen non-liquid heating pad) but resorted to using a special hot air device we have here at work for re-flowing solder connections.

The tools that came with the kit were excellent and will be useful for future repairs. I was quite astonished at how comprehensive the kit was.

My Advice

The glass was shattered so using guitar picks or the plastic spudger (or similar tools) didn't work very well for removing the glass pieces that were stuck via adhesive tape. The pointing tweezers that came with the repair kit were perfect for this task.

I was repairing an iPad Mini 2 so the how-to photos weren't 100% identical but the instructions still applied, for the most part. The differences didn't cause any problems.

My biggest advice is this: when removing the paper backing on the adhesive that comes pre-attached to the new digitizer, be very careful to remove just the paper only. When I started peeling the paper off, I didn't realize that I was also pulling the transparent adhesive tape right off of the new digitizer. By the time I did realize it, it was too late and I couldn't straighten it out and put it back on. Fortunately, someone at work had some double-sided tape that worked just as well.

My Problem

Cracked LCD

My Fix

Quality parts. Cables mounted up nicely and the screen mounted flush. The adhesive was very strong too. It looked and felt like OEM apple. You get what you pay for with this part!

My Advice

Be extremely careful when removing the LCD from the ipad mini. It is fragile like eggs!

My Problem

Ordered a "cheap" digitizer from an eBay vendor. The home button didn't work after glass was installed. It kept binding in the hole in the glass. Of course, removing it again to troubleshoot meant it broke in the process.

My Fix

For the second digitizer I decided to go with a better version with great support and ordered the kit from iFixit. This glass is almost identical in construction to the Apple version. Home button assembly is much better quality. Adhesive tape is preinstalled on the glass. Easy mode.

My Advice

Take your time. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Follow the iFixit guide and enjoy your repaired device quickly and painlessly.

My Problem

After having dented almost every exposed surface on his iPad mini after three years of abuse, my son finally managed to shatter the screen. Since Apple wanted $200 to fix it, I ordered a replacement kit from iFixit to do the job.

My Fix

The kit came in less than a week, and included almost everything needed for the replacement (I just needed a bit of extra double-sided tape and a penknife) . The directions were clear, and the repair was straightforward, but a bit tedious in separating all of the parts glued together and cleaning out the glass shards.

My Advice

Keep your fingers off the back of the digitizer by leaving the protective film on the back until the last minute, and have a lint-free cloth on hand to wipe dust off of the LCD panel before re-assembly. Don't forget the magnets, and make sure you have a bit of extra double-sided tape on had to secure these to the new front panel.

My Problem

A friend sent this to me to fix a digitizer that was cracked/shattered in one corner.

My Fix

The repair went much better than I expected, but it looks like it had been repaired at least once before. There was a little bit of debris stuck to the adhesive beneath the digitizer screen in places.

It went back together and everything worked like it should. The repair guide helped a lot.

My Advice

I used a fresh/clean razor blade from a construction knife to remove as much of the old adhesive as I could to get a clean surface for the new adhesive.