iPad mini 1/2 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full Assembly

$69.95

Product code: IF122-001
Apple Part #: 820-3291-A, 821-3291

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iPad mini 1/2 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel Full Assembly

$69.95

Product code: IF122-001
Apple Part #: 820-3291-A, 821-3291

Product Overview

Fix that broken front panel!

  • PLEASE NOTE: This repair is very difficult!
  • This assembly includes the blank 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

$74.95 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.

$74.95 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.

$69.95 Part Only / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

$69.95 Part Only / White

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

$49.95 A-Stock / Part Only / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This used OEM part is in excellent condition and does not include adhesive strips or tools.

$49.95 A-Stock / Part Only / White

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This used OEM part is in excellent condition and does not include adhesive strips or tools.

$34.95 B-Stock / Part Only / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This used OEM part will have minor cosmetic wear and does not include adhesive strips or tools.

$34.95 B-Stock / Part Only / White

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This used OEM part will have minor cosmetic wear and does not include adhesive strips or tools.

 

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 2
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
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
 

Stories

My Problem

My younger daughter dropped the tablet facing down, breaking the front glass.

My Fix

The repair was just the most painful maintenance I ever made. I'm a convict DIY and didn't want to pay almost half of a new Ipad to have it fixed. So I got the part and thought I could fix it myself. Only the procedure to open the tablet was a nightmare. The IOpener that comes with the kit would probably have to be heated dozens of times. I wish I had watched the maintenance procedure before buying the kit. Result of it was that I believe I ended up breaking the display. Now it is useless and a new one is probably the best alternative.

My Advice

I didn't get any advice. Should probably have done a better research on how to fix it.

My Problem

Screen cracked from a fall

My Fix

Pretty difficult at first. Since the glass was cracked, the suction cup method was quite challenging. Had to use clear packing tape to get it to stick. Then finally after a while got edge to pop. Other thing was it kept splintering and falling apart. So the emir screen took a while including edges that just shattered off. More detail removal once main part of glass came off.

The bigger problem is that with all the focus on the glass,I may have leaned on the display and didn't think to hard. So with reassembly, saw it may have looked cracked. And indeed it was. All went together perfectly with great instructions on the component removal. But now my LCD is all garbled and cracked. Looks great when it's off.

My Advice

Don't lean on the LCD when taking the touch panel apart.

My Problem

This was for a customer. It was a A1432 mini iPad. I was to change out the cracked digitizer.

My Fix

I patiently started breaking down and removing the glass. I was following the tutorial literally and not having too much of a problem. Patience is called for. I have plenty of that. When I got to the insulating foam that keeps the the wire around the lcd protected, I found that I could not get any kind of foam gasket to replace the one I had to carefully scrap off. Without the foam problems can arise later with "ghosting".

I called iFixit and they could not refer me to a manufacturing company that made those gaskets nor did they have that part to sell me. I asked them if I could reassemble the ipad without the foam. They told me that problems could arise later if the foam was not in place. I checked with several companies online that say they fix cracked digitizers, but in various support groups they were talking about "ghosting" problems a lot. Maybe the ipad would work well for awhile and then problems would arise later. The foam sits directly on the wire and does not have a base of its own. The foam's function is to be an electrostatic buffer between the digitizer and the lcd. That is what keeps the "ghosting" from happening.

I ended up buying a new mini ipad for my customer. I handle my business with quality service and want to maintain my integrity with my customers. I will stick to cell phone repair. This was a learning experience.

My Advice

There is a need for someone to make the foam gasket for that part of the repair.

My Problem

Broken glass

My Fix

Everything went well except for the step where the LCD panel is removed. There is very strong adhesive tape across the bottom that must be removed before the LCD panel can be moved. The guide said to lift the LCD panel and ease off the tape. This was a mistake because the LCD panel snapped with only the slightest lifting. I should have pealed the tape off before lifting the LCD. This turned a $70 job into a $170 job. With tax and shipping it ended up costing as much as if I had just taken it to Apple!

My Advice

The advice is to be EXTREMELY careful when lifting the LCD. It is VERY thin and breaks VERY easily. The tape should be removed while the LCD is laying flat and then the LCD can be lifted and laid over on top of the glass panel.

William's Story Photo #786252

My Problem

The original front panel was shattered after the iPad was dropped and landed on the corner.

My Fix

The repair went great. The guide, video, and tools provide gave me everything I needed and needed to know.

My Advice

Cover the broken glass with large clear tape before trying to remove it so that the shards of glassstay together.

During reassembly if there is dust of smugges on the LCD the wrap two of your fingers in scotch tape and gently dab it off with the tape. Insure that there are also no smugges on the inside of the replacement panel by waiting till the last second to remove the protective plastic cover.

Chris Grayden's Story Photo #785030
Chris Grayden's Story Photo #785027

My Problem

My 3 yr old son dropped my ipad mini on the edge of wooden floor :-(

My Fix

Started off by following the ifixit repair guide but also followed a video to complete the repair. After about an hour of heating the ipad to loosen the adhesive i just ripped the whole screen off and peeled off the chips that were left over. the most difficult part and what took me so long was removing all the broken glass but when that was done it was smooth sailing.

My Advice

I would definitely recommend some type of adhesive remover after getting the front screen off because there is alot of residue leftover.

My Problem

cracked glass

My Fix

The repair went well, 100% success. I used a hair dryer in addition to ifixit thing and carefully removed the glass and shards. The kit was essential especially the tweezers and splunger. The screws can be different sizes so a magnetic pad or careful keeping track is important. My main issue was cleaning the LCD which gets bits if adhesive/foam on it from removing it and a fingerprint from accidental touch- used canned air to blow off bits but then wiped with a computer screen wipe which was a bad idea as it left residue -- 70% isopropyl alcohol and a clean microfiber cloth worked well after that. took about 2 1/2 hours excluding the trip to CVS for the alcohol. Cleaned out all adhesive from metal surface with a alcohol wipe and flat end of splunger - do this prior to replacing LCD and digitizer screens, this takes some time.

My Advice

get a magnetic screw board to keep careful track of screws and all foam/tape bits that you have to remove and replace when re-assembling. watch all youtube videos (even the obviously bad ones) . Avoid having to wipe down the LCD if at all possible.

My Problem

Customer had a broken iPad mini digitizer that was shattered badly.

My Fix

The repair was rocky at the start because of all of the shattered glass, it took a long time and a heat gun (iOpener was useless in this case) to get all of the shards and adhesive off of the frame.

It also took a can of compressed air to ensure the glass shards didn't stay on or scratch the LCD screen.

After I was able to get the old screen off, and because of IFIXIT's perfect replacement part (including EVERYTHING needed for the repair), it was smooth sailing.

A little bit of smooth filing was required on the frame of the iPad in order for the new screen to sit in flush (damage where the original screen broke indented the frame, jarring it into the space normally occupied by the digitizer.)

My Advice

Have a heat gun nearby incase there are lots of shards leftover on the frame (this will save your iOpener from punctures.)

Keep a file handy and be sure to file any high points or otherwise in-the-way spots of the frame otherwise you might break the brand new digitizer that you just put in when pushing it into place in the frame, as the high point or pushed-in spot of the frame might be in the space the digitizer is supposed to be in on a normal (unbroken) iPad mini.

The fix kit is extremely useful with all of those picks, use them!

My Problem

2year old took a rock to iPad.

My Fix

Very hard project. Went perfectly with the help of the tools included and YouTube.

My Advice

Make sure and watch a YouTube video.

My Problem

Details are sketchy, but there were three kids involved. The screen was cracked and dangerous for little fingers.

My Fix

Removing the cracked front panel turned out to be difficult only because the adhesive was very strong at a couple parts, mostly on the top edge by the camera. Using the iOpener helped on the other three edges, but did very little to loosen up that last edge. I had to use a scraping tool to first get under there and then to scrape the adhesive and broken shards off. This part alone took me about six hours, spread over three nights. Once that part was finally done, I cleaned out the case with a can of air, put the new part in, and had the iPad mini up and running in no time.

My Advice

Apply tape to the broken screen as close to the edge as possible, but not over, since you'll need to stick something in there to wedge the glass off. The glass will break, but fortunately it doesn't shoot off everywhere. If the adhesive is strong, just keep at it and keep applying tape to any exposed cracks.