iPad 4th Gen Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$94.95

Product code: IF116-024

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iPad 4th Gen Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$94.95

Product code: IF116-024

Product Overview

All-in-one fix for the 4th Gen iPad front glass panel

  • Replacement part for any shattered iPad 4th 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.

Assembly Components

These come pre-installed on the front panel

Kit contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPad

  • iPad 4th Gen Retina

Product Details

$99.95 Fix Kit / Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

  • 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:

  • 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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Replacement Guides

iPad 4 CDMA

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad 4 GSM

Difficulty: Difficult

iPad 4 Wi-Fi

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

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

I dropped my iPad several months ago and it landed in the bottom left corner and unfortunately slightly crushed a small piece of the glass in that corner. Actually no big deal as it was hardly noticeable and did not affect the iPad operation. However overtime due to holding the iPad and applying pressure in that area, large cracks started to radiate out across the screen from that original damage area,something had to be done. As it was a 64gb gsm system and replacement was expensive and the iPad still worked well, there had to be a better answer....... And then I stumbled on your site and associated YouTube videos that made it seem easy...... And you know what....it was! Spend $100 and an hour or so instead of $900 an easy decision!

My Fix

Overall very well and as I expected. System works perfectly and looks new! Shattered and cracked glass makes the job take a lot longer to remove the old.

The repair kit coming pre-taped with home button and camera mount saves a great deal of time....Thank You

My Advice

Your instructions are not updated to reflect that the kits are pre-taped with mounts installed.

Plastic blue tools are worthless as they bend and get cut by glass and could not make initial lift of the glass to start the process, I switched to a metal tool ( thin knife blade ) for initial penetration.

No twesers in kit and I didn't have a pair at home. Tough to do without them.

Overall a great value and some fun to work on. Thanks!

My Problem

screen cracked when devices were dropped.

My Fix

excellent repair, instructions sent along and knowing repair staff are on stand by was awesome.

My Advice

I would recommend ifixit to anyone techy or not , they will help with your repairs and get you the correct parts for repair. Excellent customer service, shipping was outstanding items arrived very quickly, products were all in stock.

My Problem

We bought an iPad for my nephew and debated on buying Applecare, but didn't. Long story short... I'm buying a new screen.

And.. I will add, even if I had AppleCare, I still saved some dough!!

My Fix

The tutorials are very helpful. Just use patience!! The screen was pretty damaged, but we were able to save the iPad!

My Advice

Please follow the instructions, have plenty of patience and take your time. MOST IMPORTANTLY - USE SAFETY GLASSES, AND GLOVES IF NEEDED!

My Problem

4th Gen IPAD screen was cracked and then spider webbed later. Should have fixed it before it spider webbed.

My Fix

Excellent repair guide, had it fixed in about 2 hours, went without a hitch. Hardest part was removing the shattered bits of glass.

My Advice

If your screen is only hairline cracked, repair it before it spider webs or it gets way more difficult.

My Problem

The screen of iPad4-WiFi was broken into pieces.

My Fix

The most dirty job is to remove the broken front panel first. i used heat-gun (did not have a chance to try iopener) and iSasemo (is really useful to me). Be careful the scattered glass which can hurt your hands easily. The repair instruction is clear enough to follow. The only pity thing is that the home button doesn't work even after double checking the connection to logic board.

My Advice

The heat flow from heat gun may cause drain out for battery. Does anyone have the same experience?

My Problem

A few days ago, I lost the battle against gravity. Unfortunately, my brand new iPad 4 was the casualty. It fell flat on its screen which shattered into a million little pieces.

My Fix

Although it was a little bit daunting, the hardest part was getting the broken screen off because of all the little pieces being stuck to the gasket. But after that task, putting everything back together was surprisingly quick-going if not simple.

I was a little scared after I completed the repair as the iPad did not power up right away. After a simple internet search, I found that I had to do a hard reset of the machine. Now it works perfectly!

My Advice

1) Getting the broken screen off is the hardest and longest task. A lot of patience is required.

2) Make sure to do a hard reset after completing the repair because the iPad will not power up after a repair in the normal manner. Neither will it begin charging.

My Problem

The glass was cracked, the i-pad was still working but it was getting worse.

My Fix

The repair went well. The most difficult part is getting the old glass off of the frame. The adhesive works very well!

My Advice

3 pieces of advice:

1.Take the 4 screws out of the circuit board where all the connectors run into. It makes it much easier to push the ribbon into the connection when you can grasp the board (hold the edges, do not touch the components)

2. Make sure the ribbon is seated into the slot. The white line should be all the way up too the connector.

3. Test the installation before peeling off the adhesive strips. If the keypad does not work, you may need to reseat the ribbon.

My Problem

The glass had shattered extensively and it was cheaper to buy a full toolkit and the digitizer assembly instead of paying someone else to do it.

My Fix

It went horribly at first. The directions for replacing a screen assembly begin with the assumption that your screen is all in one piece. Mine was not. It took two days of heating and reheating, prying tiny shards of glass off of the strongest glue known to mankind with tweezers. It was a nightmare. Then, even after cleaning both the digitizer and the display multiple times there was still a few bubbles under the glass once assembled. Some tips on how to prevent/fix that would have been a huge help.

My Advice

1) When it says to heat the edge of the ipad it means heat it MOLTEN HOT. If your screen is shattered don't bother heating the entire side, just heat up one or two inches at a time.

2) The instructions don't really mention the reassembly process. You need to clean the display and the back of the glass perfectly or you'll be stuck with tiny spots. And when I say stuck I mean it - once you glue down the glass it is not coming off.

3) Pay super special attention to how the home button cable is routed and folded in the lower left of the ipad before disconnecting it. Then look at it again. It attaches in an odd sort of way and is tough to recreate if you haven't paid special attention to it in the first place.

My Problem

I bought a new case for my iPad 4th Gen that had corner clips instead of wrap-around protection. Big mistake. The first time it dropped, it fell four feet and landed on its corner on a concrete floor. At least I had a screen protector to keep the tiny shards and glass dust from getting everywhere.

My Fix

Many of the repair guide steps for replacing an iPad screen do not apply when the glass is shattered. Attempting to insert a spacer between the glass and bezel tended to make the glass shatter even more, so I ended up just scraping the glass and glue from the edges until three sides of the screen (top, right, and bottom) were free. After heating the left side, I was able to gently flip the screen open from there, clean away residual glass and glue, then proceed with the repair from Step 26 (Front Panel Assembly). This process took about two hours with the iFixit heater bag and a hot blow dryer, and only resulted in two cuts to fingers. The good news is that there was little danger in damaging the wifi antenna. The rest of the repair was fine. The guide is very helpful that way.

My Advice

1. Buy the Front Panel Assembly! The extra $20 is worth having the home button and adhesive strips pre-installed.

2. Have the tools ready to bend any dented corners back in place, otherwise the new panel won't fit and you can break it trying to force it in place.

3. After installing the new panel, place it under heavy, oversized books for the night to ensure a good adhesive seal.

My Problem

It fell off of a podium during a presentation, only 3 months old and no Apple Care, Apple was going to charge $50 more than the cost of a brand new iPad to mail it in!

My Fix

about 3 hours total. Since the display was so badly cracked (the top, left and bottom were completely shattered and barely holding together, didn't think to take pics) I ended up having to use a straight razor to scrape the tiny little pieces off, and repeatedly had to start the prying open process over again after each cracked section. I used a heat gun to supplement the iOpener, and my colleagues did not approve of the smell (I don't think I microwaved it too long but it smelled like burning popcorn)

My Advice

Apple really needs to learn that you can't push on a rope (or a cable) The home button cable was really fiddly to get reattached.

Highly recommend a "dry fit" (put the LCD in without screws and lay the digitizer on top without the adhesive tape removed) to verify functionality before seating the display permanently. It caught the fact that I hadn't gotten the LCD cable completely seated, resulting in the screen jittering, and I didn't have to pry the %#*@ thing open again.