iPad 4 Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$44.95

Product code: IF116-024

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iPad 4 Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$44.95

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.
  • 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

  • iPad 4th Gen Retina

Product Details

$49.95 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.

$49.95 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.

$44.95 Part Only / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

$44.95 Part Only / White

 
 

Condition:

New

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

Silly little drop cracked and shattered most of the screen.

My Fix

At certain points during the digitizer/glass removal process I was ready to give up. You see, once the screen is cracked, it will not come off in one piece, rather in itty bitty shards of glass. Remain diligent though as once the outer glued edge is dislodged, the rest comes out easy.

My Advice

Was not aware how much trouble getting a cracked glass out was going to be. To be honest, though, had I known, I may not have attempted the repair. It was tedious work and DEFINITELY wear safety glasses. Small glass fragments were shooting everywhere. However, they were not sharp nor did I get cut at all.

Bottom line ~ do not tell anyone you were successful. Now "friends" are coming out of the woodwork wanting me to perform this miracle transfusion. Turns out everyone has a broken screen iPad. Who knew? :)

My Problem

Dropped my iPad 4 on its corner, cracking the glass (Front Panel). Alternatives were much more expensive repairs (might as well buy an Air -- but I did not want to upgrade yet, as my 4 was still kicking).

My Fix

Fully repaired using iFixit's Front Panel Assembly kit; it looks like new (well, except for the scratches on the aluminum corner where the iPad impacted the concrete earlier). It was a great feeling when it fired up.

Somewhat mechanically inclined (and reasonably able to follow instructions), I decided to take a chance on doing it myself. The online pictures and detailed, very helpful repair guide were absolutely essential, and I following it closely. Took me about an hour. Total success.

My Advice

My 2 cents:

(1) Take your time. Do not overheat the "iOpener;" follow the instructions, or it will burst (oops: I used a hair dryer to heat/soften the adhesive after I mistakenly microwaved the iOpener for 2 minutes, causing it to burst).

(2) The only confusion I faced was at steps 29-30 in the online guide (detaching the LCD ribbon cable). The LCD ribbon cable slides out of the slot receptacle . Do not rotate it out; I rotated it, cracking the receptacle. I I feared the worst but was able to reconnect it successfully, using the existing tape to hold it all together.

(3) Try to keep the repair area clean and lint free. Prior to finally placing the replacement Front Panel on, look closely at the Front Panel and video display, at various reflection angles, to catch any lint or hairs on the screen. Remove carefully with scotch tape (it will lift right off). Consider using thin rubber gloves to keep the skin oil in check.

My Problem

While attending my best friends graduation from nursing school I was waiting for the event to begin and was shooting pics here and there. The seating was auditorium style and someone wanted to get by, well I sat the iPad on my lap and shifted to allow them room and the iPad slid off my lap and landed on the "concrete" floor on the right corner and then screen down. Needless to say it was smashed on the corner and several spider cracks throughout. UGHHHHH!!

My Fix

Well, considering I am a Systems Administrator (tech savvy already) I was still a little skeptical about replacing the screen myself. I thought about having it done professionally but just seemed toooooo pricy.

Regardless, the repair went surprising well. My son and I completed the process within 2 1/2 hours. I think most of that was because of the caution we took while taking the cracked sceen off. I am sure there are still some minute shards in the iPad but all-in-all everything went well and not to mention the iPad worked after we were done!!!

My Advice

Although I cant think of anything I would have done differently, I will say the iFixit repair guide was right on point. The only suggestion I have is that if the screen is shattered the packing tape suggestion is paramount.

My Problem

Kids kept breaking the glass top screen. The first time I paid $106 to get it replaced locally. This time I decided to try it on my own and it was really quick and easy.

My Fix

It took about 2 hours total to take the old broken screen out and dig out all the small broken glass pieces. Then I removed all the old adhesive with alcohol and Qtips which took the most time. Applying the new screen is the easiest part.

My Advice

I bought the IFixit screen because I didn't want to buy a cheaper screen that others have reported that the digitizer was faulty which means you would have to replace the screen all over again with a working unit. So far so good on my repair, the kids have beat it up pretty good and it's working just fine.

My Problem

I had a cracked digitizer from my kids dropping it a few times.

My Fix

Took a few hours being very careful but went well. The instructions were great and I recommend reading through once before your start. Using packing tape on the broken glass was a great idea and made it pretty clean. Very happy with the results although there is now a slight gap between the edges. I'm not sure if its based on the new part not being exact speck or from bending the frame of the ipad during removal. Once you put a screen protector and case on the device though you can't notice and it looks great..

My Advice

Take your time and be sure to read about the positions of the wifi antenna and the display connector.

My Problem

The screen broke when it fell off a table onto a ceramic tile floor

My Fix

The repair went decent. It was my first time taking apart an iPad and truthfully the screen was a pain to take off, especially given that it was in a ton of different pieces. Ended up cutting through the wifi antenna in the disassembly. Purchased a replacement for $4 from Amazon..... And it was faulty. Purchased a reconditioned wifi antenna from fixit.com and it worked perfectly. Put everything back together and it's worked great ever since then.

My Advice

Don't cut through the wifi antenna. And if you do spend the extra $8 for a good replacement

My Problem

The screen was completely shattered.

My Fix

Went pretty well. It took a long time (probably 4 hours), but it was my first time doing it. I think I could do it quicker if I had to do it again. (Fingers crossed; hope I don't have to.)

My Advice

Take your time, no need to rush it and damage any other components. Watch a couple videos online to see what it looks like, but I suggest following instructions here. If your glass is badly shattered be sure to use packing tape to hold it together.

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My Problem

iPad 4 fell over a couple of weeks ago and cracked the screen. The crackage wasn't tooooo bad but irritated me every time I looked at it, and I read that these things only get worse and harder to fix, so decided to bite the bullet and do it sooner rather than later.

My Fix

The pack arrived beautifully laid out, which made locating and accessing everything simple. When I saw everything there, I was feeling rather confident that this would go easily and I'd soon have a working iPad. Well, one half of that turned out to be true...

First moment of panic was when the "plastic opening tool" with its wedged edge snapped as I was sticking it into the side of the iPad. Thankfully it had done its job just enough so that I could stick one of the opening picks in there to continue its work.

I put tape over the screen like the guide suggests, hoping that would be able to contain the crackage - but unfortunately everything fell completely to pieces (literally) when it came time to pull the cover glass off the iPad, and I found myself scraping shards of sticky cover glass off the inside of the iPad for a heart attack inducing couple of hours until I was ready to pull the new cover glass out of its bubblewrap.

Digitiser cable went in no trouble, but the home button cable was a different story. That tiny little thing just WOULD NOT go into the logic board with the aluminium lip of the iPad in the way, so as it turned out I had to pull the logic board out to get it at the right angle. This was almost cause for another heart attack...

Finally, with all cables connected, I decided I'd try to turn the iPad on before I put it all back together to be sure I hadn't left anything out. To my amazement, it started first time and everything seemed to be working. Phewph!

But I wasn't out of the woods yet, I still had to stick the new cover glass and digitiser down without damaging anything else (I was terrified of cracking the new one as I installed it...). Only one hitch here, and that was that you need to be sure to push the digitiser cable down inside the iPad before you start putting the cover glass back down, as otherwise there's not enough room to stick it down.

Ultimately, the satisfaction I got from successfully repairing my iPad myself was incredible. The experience boosted my confidence to do things like this in the future, and save a bit of money along the way. :)

My Advice

Go VERY slowly, and know that your slightly cracked panel will turn into a zillion shards very very quickly. I wish I'd laid down some newspaper before I started - still vacuuming up bits of sticky black glass.

Also, don't be afraid to go a little bit further to ensure that you do it right. For example, inserting the home button cable doesn't technically require the removal of the logic board, but in order to install the tiny little thing without risking damaging it (or my sanity), I found it a lot easier to do it that way.

My Problem

Ipad was dropped and the front glass cracked.

My Fix

after finding ifixit.com, I decided to repair the glass screen myself. Ordering the kit was the best decision. It included everything I needed. The screen was more then cracked it was really shattered so removing it took some time, but it was removed. Ipad is back to work, thanks for building the kit!

My Advice

Take it slow, and it will workout.

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!