iPad 3rd Gen Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$99.95

Product code: IF116-018

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iPad 3rd Gen Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$99.95

Product code: IF116-018

Product Overview

All-in-one fix for the 3rd Gen iPad front glass panel

  • Replacement part for any shattered iPad 3rd Gen front panel.
  • Includes replacement adhesive strips and home button already installed.
  • This part make installing a front panel a lot easier since the adhesive, front facing camera bracket and home button are already installed.
  • When performing the repair, sometimes you may damage the bezel and/or Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna. You may want to buy those parts just in case and if you don't end up using either of them, you can return them.

Assembly Components

These come pre-installed on the front panel

Kit contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

  • All 3rd Generation Retina iPads

Product Details

$99.95 Fix Kit / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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.

$99.95 Fix Kit / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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.

$94.95 Part Only / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

$94.95 Part Only / White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

iPad 3 4G

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad 3 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: 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)
 

Stories

My Problem

Screen of a relatives iPad was completely shattered and they offered to pay if I replaced it. I did.

My Fix

It was hard. The iFixit microwave gel thing never got hot enough to soften the adhesive, so I switched to a heat gun. Besides that, everything went smooth.

My Advice

The gel pack was nearly useless.

My Problem

I bought the iPad 3 on the day it came out back in 2012. Despite never protecting it with a case or screen protector, the iPad had survived multiple drops and mishandling from my two young kids. As they enjoy educational and other games, it basically became their iPad. One day, it slipped off the couch and shattered the screen. The kids were devastated, but being an engineer and always fixing my own gear, I ordered a replacement screen and tooling through iFixit.

My Fix

Quite challenging even for a seasoned technical person. The adhesive used on this glass is strong, I underestimated it. The sub-miniature connections are difficult to see and work with.

The glass was already shattered, so removing it as shown in the videos was tough. Pieces flying everywhere, luckily I had my safety glasses on (as they are also my reading glasses). Even with clear tape trying to contain the shattered glass, small bits still managed to fly off as I tried to pry it open. Once that was off, I removed the LCD and broken glass ribbon cables. OOPS, I popped the tiny little plastic clasp off of the LCD ribbon connector on the board - I put that to the side and proceeded to clean up the many bits of glass. Surely it can't be an important piece if it came off that easily (WRONG). Once I got everything cleaned up and back together, I tried to power it on (didn't lift the adhesive tape on the glass screen just yet) and no response. The LCD ribbon cable needed that tiny plastic clasp (glad I kept it) to make good contact, but it is impossible to see and work with unless you have magnifying glasses and tiny tweezers. Spent several hours trying to get this piece back on to no avail. Set it all aside thinking it was now iTrash. A few days went by and after talking to an electrical engineer friend, he provided me with nice strong tiny tweezers and magnifying glasses to attempt another go at fixing the connector. It took a while, but I managed to get this piece back on and the LCD lit up like nothing was ever wrong. Carefully cleaned the LCD, remounted it and then reinstalled the glass. It now looks and operates as if it were brand new. It is also now well protected in a nice waterproof and shockproof case.

My Advice

Be careful when lifting the glass. Recommend safety glasses to protect your eyes from small bits of glass that may pop away from a shattered screen as you try to pry it away.

Be very cautious with the tiny little plastic clasp on the ribbon cable connectors. I am very lucky that I didn't lose this piece and even luckier to have been able to reinstall it. The video didn't explain in detail how to properly lift the clasp and pull the cable, at least the video I viewed. It could have saved me a lot of time and frustration.

I am happy that I was able to repair this iPad and that iFixit provided excellent replacement parts and overall good instructions.

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

The rest of the unit was in good shape and as this was a 64GB Retina a repair seemed like a good idea. I have years of experience and felt I could handle the repair so I could give the repaired unit to my niece.

My Fix

The iFixit heater pad and guitar picks worked great to clean up the glass. Had a rough time getting the small FPC style connectors seated. Finally got everything working and then ripped the FPC flat cable at the new touch screen (lower part) destroying the replacement part. My fault totally, just wasn't clear how delicate the cables are. Trying to decide to spend another $80 on another part.

My Advice

This is not an easy repair (as iFixit states). Seating the FPC cables (there are two of them) is challenging. The key thing is they REALLY have to be pushed in for everything to work properly. There is a white line on the cable and this has to be flush with the connector. There is NO leeway.

My Problem

TouchScreen totaled starting in one corner. Ipad still working- search for repair solution and choose ifixit repair kit.

My Fix

the repair was easier than anticipated. The more difficult was to remove all the small glass part which were glue to the aluminium frame. If the glass wasn't broken, it will be much easier to change...:-)

Cleaning the lcd and being sure than nothing stay unclean before closing need a little bit of patience. Once the screnn put back, switch on and the ipad is as new...

My Advice

The plastic bezel brok in one corner. I have to prepare also the aluminimu frame in the corner which was deformed by the fall.

Don't hesitate to try this repair and follow the instructions...

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

My kid dropped and cracked the glass on our iPad.

My Fix

Taking off the old screen was the most tedious part. Placing tape on the screen prior to removing the old screen was a very useful tip. Instead of the heating pad, I used a hair dryer so I wouldn't have to keep getting up to warm up the the thing in the microwave. The video on this site and others on YouTube made the process very simple. Once the old screen was off, and I cleaned off the old adhesive, I dry fitted the new screen and made sure everything fit and worked correctly. then I took the screen protector off of the back and removed the strips off of the adhesive tape and easily got the new screen on.

Sorry but didn't take any pictures.

Great product, not a super hard install. Love your site!

My Advice

see above

My Problem

iPad rolled off the top of the car into the road. Smashed the glass and dented the corners

My Fix

Wonderfully but it took a long time: 3-4 hours. The iOpener helped, but since my glass was so splintered I ended up having to get more bold about glass removal. The guide was invaluable pointing out the sensitive points of the repair. It would be been MUCH easier, though if the glass wasn't so broken. Had to eventually use an xActo blade to pry up chips of glass and adhesive residue. Very carefully.

Had to dremel out the corners a bit to get the new screen to fit back in, they were so dented from the impact. But that worked out great.

My Advice

Patience. The iOpener works, but slowly. Multiple applications may be required, and you don't want to overheat the thing. Don't rush it and you'll find it's easier than the thirty some odd steps suggest. Plus it's nightly satisfying.

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.