iPad Wi-Fi Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$59.95

Product code: IF180-000

Click Image To Zoom

 
 

iPad Wi-Fi Front Panel Digitizer Assembly

$59.95

Product code: IF180-000

Product Overview

All-in-one fix for the iPad Wi-Fi's front glass panel

  • Use this all-in-one assembly to replace your display glass, home button, and metal clips together.
  • This part will only work on a 1st Generation iPad Wi-Fi. For an iPad 3G, you need to use this part. We also sell front panel assemblies for the iPad 2 and iPad 3/4.

Assembly Components:

  • New glass panel with integrated touch digitizer
  • iPad Frame - connects the glass to the clips
  • iPad Display Clip Set - preinstalled on the frame
  • Home Button - preinstalled and built into the assembly

Compatibility

  • All 1st Gen iPad Wi-Fi models

Product Details

$59.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$49.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

$39.95 Used / B-Stock

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

Add to Cart
 

Compatibility

iPad Wi-Fi
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My two year old dropped our first generation iPad. It has survived many drops through it's years of service. This time, right on the screen. A nice spider web crack to all borders.

My Fix

As a first timer, I set out to try not to break a single clip during screen removal. I broke every single one. I'm wondering if a feeler gauge set would help with clip removal. They are thin and strong. Other than that, the repair was a success. It took me about two hours because I realized I didn't have a Torx T5 and tried to find a substitute. There isn't one. With my tail between my legs I went to a local hardware store to purchase one.

After I put it all back together, I still had to put on the screen protector (which I was most worried about doing). I failed, horribly! Somehow, lint got in there and my install looked like corrugated glass. I removed it and pitched it. Oh well, my device works. I wanted to call ifixit to see if they would show me mercy, but then realized I would probably mess up another one.

My Advice

My advice;

Make sure you get the whole front panel as an assembly (screen, digitizer, and mid-frame). If your time is valuable, it's worth the money!

Watch more than one video! Get all the input you can before you attempt!

Make sure you have a T5 Torx driver.

Go around and make sure all the clip screws are fully tightened on the new unit, with your new driver (several of mine were very loose).

After removing the inside plastic film on the new screen, make sure you wipe it down with a lint free cloth (I didn't do this, so now there is a halo from the adhesive on the inside of the screen, mostly noticeable when the unit is off).

During screen removal, prying on the aluminum case could deform it slightly enough to cause the clips not to grab appropriately. This allows the screen to not sit flush when installed. I was able to fix mine. BE CAREFUL!

Make sure all the little rubber spacers are in place before you install the new screen. These prevent the screen from flexing during use and/or when holding the unit around the edges.

My Problem

My sons dropped out iPad several times and it survived amazingly well until the last straw and then the display cracked.

My Fix

The repair went fine--about 90 minutes. Only confusing thing are those many small foam spacers which are semi-attached and I'm not sure which, if any, I'm supposed to keep. The instructions were silent about these little items. It appears the new unit comes with spacers, so I cleaned them out, but the instructions should probably make explicit mention of them.

Also, the instructions tell you to start prying in the upper right corner which is where the power button is and it seems like it's possible to mess up the power button with the metal spudger when digging around up there for the first time.

My Advice

This repair looks daunting, but don't be afraid. I would recommend a pair of angled tweezers to help guide the connectors back into the sockets when reassembling. They're a bit hard to reach with just fingers because you can't just open it all the way up--you have to hold it half-way closed for the connectors to reach the sockets.

As with all such things, read the instructions all the way to the end before starting!