iPad 3rd/4th Gen Adhesive Strips

$6.95

Product code: IF116-016-1

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iPad 3rd/4th Gen Adhesive Strips

$6.95

Product code: IF116-016-1

Product Overview

Compatibility

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  • All iPad 3rd and 4th Gen iPads

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  $6.95

 

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Replacement Guides

iPad 4 CDMA

Difficulty: Moderate

iPad 4 GSM

Difficulty: Moderate

iPad 4 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iPad 3 4G
16 GB LTE/CDMA (3rd Gen)
16 GB LTE/GSM (3rd Gen)
32 GB LTE/CDMA (3rd Gen)
32 GB LTE/GSM (3rd Gen)
64 GB LTE/CDMA (3rd Gen)
64 GB LTE/GSM (3rd Gen)
iPad 3 Wi-Fi
16 GB Wi-Fi (3rd Gen)
32 GB Wi-Fi (3rd Gen)
64 GB Wi-Fi (3rd Gen)
iPad 4 CDMA
16 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
32 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
64 GB LTE/CDMA (4th Gen)
iPad 4 GSM
16 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
32 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
64 GB LTE/GSM (4th Gen)
iPad 4 Wi-Fi
16 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
32 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
64 GB Wi-Fi (4th Gen)
 

Stories

My Problem

My wife's iPad 3rd Generation fell out of my truck and the front panel shattered. Then I broke the LCD while trying to repair the front panel.

My Fix

I had a difficult time removing the front panel even with the iOpener. This would have certainly been an easier process if my front panel were not completely shattered.

I ended up ruining the LCD with one of the iFixit Opening Picks. The repair guide actually advises caution with these picks, but I got so distracted with trying to pry one of end of the panel up, that I did not realize I was pushing one of the picks to deeply in the device from the other side.

Once I finally got both the front panel and the LCD replaced the device appeared to be working until I tried typing a message with it, and then I realized that the keys Q, A, and shift were not working. Hence, I had to take the device apart again and reseat the front panel cables. After doing this the iPad is finally working like normal again. The whole process took me about 3 weeks, including time spent waiting on the to separate shipments of parts to arrive, and time spent troubleshooting the keyboard issue.

My Advice

I've repaired iPhones before and now an iPad. The iPhone is significantly easier to repair than an iPad. If your iPad's front panel is shattered you can fix it using the guides on this website and parts, but you are going to need patience, and you are going to need to use a lot of caution. Oh, and you also need a vacuum cleaner to be handy because the shards of glass get everywhere.

My Problem

Well anyone who has a iPad know that one day they might get just a bad screen due to the poor connection solder joints on the logic board

My Fix

Followed the instructions and it was way to easy

My Advice

Read all the instructions cause with out those it will cost you more money cause they are very informative

My Problem

The docking connector was damaged and not able to charge the iPad.

My Fix

The repair took a LOT longer than expected. The iopener heating device was marginal - I had to use a hair dryer in conjunction with the iopener heating device to loosen the adhesive. The plastic opener tools supplied in the kit did NOT work. I could not get either tool in between the metal case and the glass. The edges of both plastic opening tools blunted over at the ends when trying to insert them - I could not get either to work. I had to use a fine bladed paring knife to make the first entry. After that I was able to get the triangular opening picks in and continued with the opening with heat and rolling the triangular opening pics (which worked great. I successfully replaced the docking connector using the supplied screw divers which worked great - it was very helpful having the screw drivers magnetic which helped remove and insert the small screws. I then removed the old adhesive and reassembly the unit less the top glass. Then added the new adhesive strips with great difficulty - I should have put in the adhesive strip while the iPad was disassembled. I finally installed the glass cover and powered/checked the unit out - success!

My Advice

The plastic opening tools should be made with a harder material. The heating device was difficult to use because it was round - at least one flat surface on the device would made for better placement and stay put. The heating device did not supply enough heat to readily melt the adhesive. Also an instruction/notice to add the new adhesive strips while the unit is disassembled would be very helpful to make their placement easier. I had a hard time finding the right place to lift the locking tabs on the ribbon cables. I would suggest better instructions/illustrations of how/where to lift the small locking tabs on the ribbon cable connectors.

My Problem

The screen shows only snow.

My Fix

The iFixIt repair components worked fantastically! I was able to use the heat gun to melt the adhesive holding the touch pad digitizer to the iPad frame. i used: the set of picks to help separate the digitizer from the frame without damaging the plastic ring around the case; I the screwdrivers to remove the LCD; the plastic pry tools to open the LCD ribbon cable connector; the tweezers to reseat the ribbon cable; the replacement adhesive to reassemble the unit. The iFixIt tools and supplies were perfect! They worked as advertised and made the daunting task of opening a seemingly impenetrable iPad easy (I really mean easy). Unhappily, the problem was not a poorly seated ribbon cable. my iPad unfortunately seems to have other problems. Likely a failed integrated circuit.

My Advice

It's worth opening these iPads 'just in case' there is something 'dumb' that can be fixed, like a cable that has become loose due to dropping the iPad or jostling it in carry on luggage. Mine has seen about 300,000 frequent flier miles in 2 years, so maybe it did as well as can be expected. Although having it fail 8 days after the warranty and AppleCare expired was not pleasant. The iFixIt videos and tools are an absolute MUST of opening (and closing) these sealed products. Opening my iPad went so smoothly that you CANNOT tell it was opened: no scratches, bent plastic ring, cracked glass, etc. One idea is that you should always wear gloves so you don't leave fingerprints, and you should have some canned air handy to clean particles off the LCD and back of the digitizer. Sometimes even with the best effort, something cannot be effectively repaired as in my case. But, it was worth a try.

My Problem

My friend dropped his iPad down a set of stairs. it took a direct hit to the corner when it hit the tile floor at the bottom. Yhe Retina display stopped functioning. fortunately the touch screen survived. Using the manuals on this site I was able to safely remove the touch panel and see that the issue was in fact only the screen.

My Fix

I received the screen in excellent shape, I am very happy with the quality packaging. the installation went very well using the iFixit tool kit I had purchased a while ago. I followed the instructions on the site, I like pictures. The job was done within 15 minutes and the iPad was back playing minecraft in no time.

My Advice

I wish I had known about iFixit a year ago, could have made some other friends happy with their broken devices they ended up paying a fortune to have repaired. Thanks iFixit.. you have a new loyal customer.

My Problem

Bought an iPad, dropped it a couple times (on accident obviously) and ended up messing up the LCD display and it wouldn't turn on anymore. APPLE said they can fix it for $300

My Fix

Went super smooth. It was easier then I thought and didn't run into any problems. ifixit says it difficult to replace the iPad 3 wifi LCD but it's not difficult. More like Inbetween easy and moderately difficult.

My Advice

Buy the kit that includes the I opener. Made it super easy to loosen up the glue and get the whole kit that comes with the tools and picks so you can pry open the iPad front screen. And always be patient. Don't rush anything.

Also follow ifixit Guid! Perfect!

My Problem

L'iPad 3 a chuté dans la salle de bain !!

My Fix

Très bien, trois heures pour changer la vitre ! Une fois qu'elle est cassée, il est très difficile de la décoller, sans les outils impossible, merci iFixit.

My Advice

Attention à l'antenne WiFi en bas à droite !!

Beaucoup de patience !

My Problem

My Ipad Retina had a battery that would last only 2 hours. I was not sure if this was standard so I did nothing for the warranty period. On about the 14th month I tried to get it repaired under warranty, only to be told it was going to cost me $370. That's a smidgen under new price. So I decided to try and replace the battery myself.

My Fix

Not good I smashed the screen. I did get the battery installed OK. I'm in the process of ordering a new screen

My Advice

Take your time on the screen. No matter what be patient. Use the guitar picks like the instructions say. I didn't because I didn't have any and I now have a smashed screen to show for it.

My Problem

My best friend and I bought our iPad 3 4G's at the same time. My friend started dating a girl so I hadn't seen him in a couple of months. I ran into him one night and he let me know that he had dropped his iPad and was very upset about it. I was too after seeing the picture he took of it. He dropped it getting out of his car. It was in a padded slip case and it didn't drop far but hit right on the corner as you'll see in the picture. He didn't think it could be fixed by the likes of us but I reminded him that i'd taken plenty of (successful) risks with iPods, a MacBookPro and several other computers, but never an iPad. I told him about iFixit but he had doubts. I did some research and told him it would run about $150 to fix the front panel. Well worth it to quit cutting his fingers and having to relive the experience everyday. He agreed so I ordered the tools and display from iFixit.

My Fix

The repair was tedious and slow because the display was falling apart in tiny pieces. We finally hit a point where we got a good chunk so to make it heat up faster we used a hair dryer along with the iOpener. We didn't have any problems after that. We used an Xacto knife ,(very carefully) and iFixit tweezers to get off the remainder of adhesive and little bits of glass. We also used a small vacuum cleaner to keep the work area clean. Heat was the most important tool we had. We had to be careful though not to over heat the iPad and damage it. Its a fine line between not enough heat and too much. Before adhering the display we hooked it up and lined it up to make sure it worked. It didn't. We were about 5 hrs. in so we waited overnight to troubleshoot. I reached out to the help forum on iFixit and got some advice to hold down the lock button for about 15 seconds then plug in the iPad to power and it should boot up. It didn't boot so I thought maybe a hard reset by holding the lock button and the home button for about 15 seconds and then plug it in, that did it! I was so happy to see my friends eyes light up when the white apple showed up on the screen. We tested everything from a list we found on a video on YouTube. Everything worked fine so we stuck the display on, heated the tape a bit and put a couple big books on it overnight. It was well worth the time we put into it.

My Advice

We felt like the day we got our iPads in the mail, there is still a little chip on the aluminum housing but we filed it down very carefully with a very fine file. The beauty of that new display took our eyes away from it. The best advice I could give would be first and foremost heat! Then, patience and plenty of time. If we would have realized the importance of direct heat on the edges we could have cut our work time by quite a bit. 2 heads and 4 hands really helped! You may also want to replace the bevel depending on the severity of the break. It was a difficult task but the reward is well worth it! Thank you iFixit for saving my ) ) one more time!