iPad 3/4 Display Bezel

$14.95

Product code: IF116-012

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iPad 3/4 Display Bezel

$14.95

Product code: IF116-012

Product Overview

  • Replace the exterior display bezel with this replacement part.

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

  • All iPad 3rd and 4th Gen iPads

Product Details

$14.95 Black

 
 

Condition:

New

$14.95 White

 
 

Condition:

New

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Replacement Guides

iPad 3 4G

Difficulty: Very difficult

iPad 3 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Very difficult

iPad 4 CDMA

Difficulty: Very difficult

iPad 4 GSM

Difficulty: Very difficult

iPad 4 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Very difficult

 

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 brother gave me his shattered iPad 3 screen for free...lucky me.

My Fix

I have repaired various iDevices for fun and I would have to say...this one is the most straight forward. It took less time to repair than an iPhone. The process took me a little longer since most of the original class was shattered into tiny shards of glass. It took me about 45min to an hour. I had to meticulously scrape off the double sided tape and bits of glass, bend the aluminum back corners and remove the display bevel and tape. I prefer using a heat gun on a low setting to separate/ remove the tape holding the screen in place. It was more effective than a hair dryer or the iopener.

My Advice

If your glass is super shattered...and not just cracked, I applied packing tape across the whole display before starting. This allowed me to work the display as one piece as much as possible. Make sure you wear latex or latex free gloves so you don't transfer any oils onto the back side of the new screen or the lcd. I made the mistake of scratching my forehead with my gloved hand...and left a little smudge on the underside of the screen....so try and refrain from touching your face. In addition, keep a can of air near by. Make sure you don't get little pieces of glass under your iPad while you are working. Last thing you want to make scratches into the back of your iPad.

My Problem

I've had my iPad 3 since 2009 and it was in near mint condition. I take meticulous care of my electronics, but it only takes that one mistake to ruin years of effort. I had a protective case, but managed to drop it at just the right angle, velocity, and distance. The screen shattered in the top right corner of the iPad.

I petitioned for a new iPad Air 2 (since my iPad was considered "outdated") but that didn't fly with the wife. I decided to take a desperate measure to get my iPad back and attempt to repair the shattered screen.

My Fix

Overall, the FIRST attempt at repair was decent. The shattered glass was a bear to remove due to glass flying everywhere and remnants of the shattered glass remaining glued to the metal frame.

Once the front panel and digitizer were removed in its entirety, I proceeded to install the replacement. Once in place...the iPad had the wonderful side-effect of "ghost" gestures. Apparently, due to the new screen not sitting flat (because of a small dent in the metal at the top of the iPad where the glass shattered), the digitizer began to freak out and register ghost gestures. It was like my iPad had a mind of its own.

To make matters worse, I neglected to remove the old remnants of glue from the original front panel, which caused the new adhesive strips to poorly bond to the metal frame. This caused the front panel to be raised in multiple corners after a few days.

All-in-all, this initial repair attempt spanned 2 days and took approximately 4 hours to complete. The most time consuming portion was removing all the glass fragments from the iPad.

Frustrated and defeated, I decided to give it one more go. I ordered the replacement adhesive strips from iFixit and began round 2 of repair. This time, I took special care to remove all the remnant glue--on both the metal frame and the front panel. I used nail polish remover and some q-tips and started to remove the glue along the metal frame. Because I took extra special care and time, the glue came off and left a nice clean surface, ready to be adhered to. I applied the new adhesive strips, reinstalled the front panel and LCD and removed the small dent in the top of the iPad to facilitate the screen sitting flat. I carefully laid the glass down and made sure that it adhered everywhere. I applied pressure to the iPad screen overnight via some books and waited till morning.

I am proud to say that after repair round 2, the iPad is back to normal functionality and I couldn't be happier. No "ghost" gestures, no raised corners and a beautiful new screen. Thanks to iFixit, I was able to restore my iPad to working condition for no more than $60 and a few hours of my time. Much better than the alternatives of a) buy a new iPad, or b) live without an iPad (yeah right).

My Advice

TAKE YOUR TIME. Don't rush it. There are many things that can go wrong with this repair process. If you foolheartedly rush the process, you'll inevitably do something stupid like sever the digitizer cable or ruin the WIFI antenna, which will just add to your pain and cost of repair.

If I could narrow down to 3 specifics, it would be:

1. Take care to remove all the old adhesive. Nail polish remover works great, or rubbing alcohol. Make sure the metallic parts that the screen adheres to are clean and ready to receive it.

2. Wear glasses when removing the shattered screen. You don't want to "shoot your eye out" with an iPad. That would be quite the story to tell at a Halloween party when people mistake you for dressing up as a pirate.

3. Be careful with the digitizer cable. You have to get it to set/fold just right or it will begin to register those "ghost" gestures I talked about. Nothing was more frustrating than trying to use my iPad and it deciding to go on a schizophrenic rampage. Make sure to observe how the digitizer cable is positioned and placed on your old screen before you remove it.

Good luck with your repair endeavours.

My Problem

My son was having one of those months in which all kind of things were going wrong. To complicate things more he accidentally dropped his iPad and broke the front display. He was devastated and the damage seems serious. I needed to fix it to give him some relief.

My Fix

I started looking at ways to repair it and stumble into great video in YouTube. The idea was presented so clear that I felt compelled to roll my sleeves and fix it for my kid. The video was done by iFixtIt, so I order the kit to open the iPad. To my surprise it came through the mail so fast.

I went slowly, as it was my first time dealing with a broken iPad, but all was happening nice and easy. The glass was so broken, but with the video advice to put tape on it, I was able to handle well. Once I opened I assessed the situation, and order the parts I needed.

Again, the parts came through the mail very fast, and I was able to start replacing the broken pieces. I admit that had trouble installing the Bezel, as the instructions how to put the glue on was not clear. It took me a bit to figure it out. Aside from that, all was straight forward, thanks to the video and guides at the iFixit.com website.

My Advice

It was an experience that went from really bad to great. and I found valuable the people behind iFixIt.com. They had put a greater solution for Apple devices users. The broken iPad looks like new, and I am very pleased to have fixed with iFixit.com solutions and services.

My Problem

iPad 3 Wifi hit the floor landing with the bottom right hand corner - totally cracked glass, still worked. Seemed pointless to have it repaired or scrapped as long at there are better options like iFixit repair kits. Saw a TV-documentary from Britain "The men who made us spend" @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021z4w3 Here iFixit was mentioned and the philosophy behind the company was in line with my own view.

My Fix

Ordered the front panel, bezel and antenna, was amazed to see it arrive in just two days!! Spent some time looking through some videos and how-to´s - paying attention to the pitfalls.

Started the work spent 3-4 hours picking up glass pieces from the frame and cleaning the edge for the replacement parts. The enclosed tool kit worked fine, I used two butter knives to pry out the pieces and remove all the sharp bits. Didn't have the possibility to heat up the bag for loosening the glue, so I spent some more time with the butter knives.

Used some nail polish remover on a soft cloth to remove the old glue residue, also had a vacuum cleaner available to remove the small glass pieces.

A bit fiddly to glue on the tiny strips of double sided tape strips, but managed to attach them to the frame in correct order. Placing the bezel and assembly went fine.

My Advice

Should perhaps have had a magnifying glass and better work light, but in the end I got there, super happy with the result! @iFixit: Thank you for super service! @everybody: keep fixing things that are fixable, it just takes some of your time and patience - you can do it!

My Problem

A client of mine dropped her iPad 3 from a counter top, shattering the screen and denting one of the corners.

My Fix

It was pretty straight forward but be careful as not all microwave temperature settings are calibrated are the same.

My Advice

Read the instructions for the temperature settings for your microwave so you don't burn the rice in the iOpener.

My Problem

Wacko iPad decided to fly out of my hand. All went well for about 2 seconds, then it fell down a flight of concrete and steel stairs.

My Fix

All went as described. My only problem was the chassis was somewhat deformed at the corners, causing some difficulty fitting the bezel. Turned out okay though.

My Advice

Dry fit everything.

My Problem

My wife dropped her iPad down the stairs, completely destroying the front panel glass. I decided to at least try fixing it myself first because I wanted to learn how.

My Fix

Ordered the front panel assembly from iFixit, followed the step-by-step guide, and it was a lot easier than I expected it would be. Took about 2.5 hours, but if your screen isn't as badly broken as this one was it would take a lot less time. Wear safety glasses and be careful with the glass. I ended up using a razor blade to get most of the glass out because the pieces were so small, but this meant I had to be extra careful not to damage anything.

My Advice

When you are done, don't panic if the iPad won't turn on. To get it to recognize the new digitizer and the reinstalled LCD you have to reset it by holding the home button and power button for 10 seconds. If your screen is completely shattered like this one was, there will be tiny pieces of glass everywhere when you are done, so do this somewhere easy to clean up.