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.

 

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

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.

My Problem

The iPad mini microphone stopped working one day...I suspect it was due to my daughter dropping the device, but not certain. The glass screen shattered due to my daughter dropping it...or at least that is the story. Rather than buy a new device, decided to take on the challenge (and it was).

My Fix

In the end the repair was successful....but pretty difficult. The hardest part was dealing with the shards of broken glass and the slow process of removing the pieces....you have to go slow or else you might damage the lcd screen. The broken screen added another 3+ hours of time on to the process and is very messy. Since the screen was cracked, the suction cup was not helpful. The instructions were very easy to follow and laid out the steps very clearly. I had to start on the left side of the device because that is where the suction cup worked best. The only thing that could have been more clear was ensuring the new digitizer contacts have tape on them when you put the replacement screen on. I luckily read ahead in the comments and saw that was an issue so was somewhat prepared. The new digitizer that ifixit sent did have a piece of tape on it, but I initially removed it thinking it was just for protection....I quickly re-applied it once I understood the purpose...again this is important and needs to be more clear.

My Advice

First off, set aside a few hours of uninterrupted time so you can concentrate. Make sure you have really good light so you can clearly see parts and pieces of glass (which can become almost microscopic). I wish I had a magnifying glass or glasses....when you get the digitizer screen and lcd off, you start dealing with some very small parts and connectors/sockets that need to be reattached without damaging them....my eyesight is decent and I think I got lucky attaching these but magnifying glasses would have helped. Wear eye protection! This is critical! You do not want a piece of glass in your eye. Have a vacuum next to you and suck up the broken glass as you go along. Do this in an area away from pets, kids, food, drink....again the glass will pop up and out in tiny shards and you never know where it is going to go. Get the toolkit that ifixit sells (mine was bundled with digitizer)...it has everything you need. As you are in the process taking off the old screen, take a look at the back of the new screen to get a sense of where parts are at that could be damaged with the guitar pick (this just adds to the nice instructions). Lastly, don't rush it! Take your time and enjoy the process.

My Problem

Son dropped the ipad mini and broke the outer glass. It was cheaper to replace the glass then to buy a new ipad.

My Fix

The repair went ok. It took a while to get the glass to loosen up. I ended up breaking the glass more and it made getting the suction cup to work properly even with the use of clear packing tape. This is a pretty hard repair. I have experience taking phones and laptops,a nd gaming systems apart and this one was hard. Hopfully I never have to do this repair again.

My Advice

Don't pull too hard on the suction cup. The rest of the old glass will shatter more. Also make sure you take all the protective plastic coverings off the new glass. I didn't notice that there was one on the inside of the glass and I forgot to remove it. Now my wife has bubbles on the inside of the new glass and I am not remving the new glass to fix. I

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My Problem

Broke the front glass

My Fix

Repair went great, ipad is back working again. Took about 3 hours for me to repair it. Went slow to do it right.

My Advice

Don't brake your ipad.

My Problem

In a freak accident my iPad 2 Mini 4G was slammed in my truck door jam shattering the digitizer and bending the iPad in a v-shape in the middle by the charge port.

My Fix

Great! The digitizer had to be removed literally inch by inch with a spudger and exacto blade. Very messy and a very careful and slow process. Once the LCD and digitizer was removed I used c-clamps, wood, and cardboard to bend the frame back in place.

My Advice

Take your time and do not rush removing the broken digitizer. It takes quite some time if it is badly shattered. I recommend getting an unused scroll or paint brush to whisk away the glass shards from the LCD - DO NOT WIPE THEM.

My Problem

Broken touch screen

My Fix

Kit is very well put together! Excellent!

My Advice

Have patience and take your time.

My Problem

I'm hard on phones and iPads. I can't even wear a watch. It ends up scratched, dented or in pieces within 6 months.

My Fix

It's the second time for the iPad mini digitizer so it was much easier. First time for the phone and that was simple too.

My Advice

The one recommendation I have is read the step by step instructions thouroughly at least once or twice before you do anything. It's good waay to prevent overlooking something or doing it out of sequence. I've avoided a few big self induced problems that way.