Windpunk: too difficult, got pencil stuck between digitizer and screen.
Alicia Daniels: If my glass is cracked do I have to remove LCD as well?
darktroop6: Do you need to replace the LCD if you replace the digitizer?
romefox: Damn glass is nearly impossible to remove without cracking, I learned this
the hard way, all the heat and patience in the world will not matter. Its
ridiculously fragile, so when changing components inside, you will need a
new digitizer as well most likely. The LCD is also extremely fragile,
repairing these things is a huge headache. Unless its a digitizer/glass
replacement in which case break that bitch.
P Banks: Where do you recommend ordering the actual glass screen from? What is the
estimated cost of the screen?
Ashley Steer: How do I know if I need to replace the glass screen or the digi
Juan Rosales: actually the ipad mini has magnet on both sides.
but this small magnets on the corners. what is that for?
Michael Kemen: I replaced only my digitizer with IC already attached. The ditigizer works
fine when not glued down. As soon as I glue it down the lower left hand
corner off the screen starts activating randomly, and idea?
itzToxcismoke: My digitizer didnt come with a home button in it. Can I swap them? I need
Juan Rosales: I replace one mini ipad screen but I saw one of those magnets on the
corners, what is that?
DjKnightSky23: I just need to replace glass lol
Eduardo Martinez: My ipad mini felt and now i can barely see whats on the screen like if the
resulution would be really really low what can i do? thank you so much
Yusuf Furkan: could i use a pencil instead of the metal pick, and how much harder would
it be if i didnt use a suction cap
Manuel Noble: Instructions were not clear enough I now have my ipad in a blender!
madatown: Thank you. Managed to replace a badly shattered screen in under 30 minutes.
Local guy wanted $150 plus taxes. No thanks!!!
TheOnlyonejeep: and what if someone drops their magnets???
from the corners...hmmm SORRY FOR THE CAPS. MOST OF THESE REPLACEMENT
SCREENS DONT COME WITH MAGNETS...they are wake/sleep sensors....compass
might be affected also..
ahmircole: Well I did not know that the inside of an ipad is so simple why does it
seem so high tech 0_0
Belguim King: i know but i dont have an iPad mini ;)
i want one
TheOnlyonejeep: thats a big putty knife...you newbies be careful watching this one.
Belguim King: Why u do it open why its a new iPad there's nothing damaged!!!!
Nazaha Ahmed: my dad paid 120 bucks to fix my ipad mini screen :(
TheTravisGeek: gosh my mom just broke the glass and she blames me
Akye20xx: hi, ipad mini 1st and 2nd gen uses same digitizer?
Mike Hayden: I nailed it. It really isn't too hard, The again My screen was fine, just
didn't like the colour.
Noah Stellar: Hey...I noticed when you were removing the glass by sliding the putty knife
past the camera lens of the Ipad. Does the glue that you spread in front of
the camera's lens smear? or does the Ipad still have an excellent camera
raga1s: Thank you so much!!
I fix it one already with this video
LaptopScreen.com: NO, currently the iPad Mini parts from any supplier, other than Apple (or
used/pull) come with NO home button, and NO digitizer control circuit. We
are hoping to source those parts, for now we've had customers successfully
install what we offer.
David Carcamo: Do you offer the iPad mini glass? I dont see it on your website.
LaptopScreen.com: We do have both for sale, although the stock varies. Please see the iPad
Mini listing on our site.
LaptopScreen.com: We do have no-solder-required parts now, but they sell out fast.
LaptopScreen.com: Yes, we do sell iPad Mini digitizers! (Also no-solder-required ones)
LaptopScreen.com: At the time of making of this tutorial, no replacement parts were available
at all. A month later, and for duration of several month, only "non ic"
parts were available. Now, we sell "no solder required" parts. But you are
most welcome to make a tutorial on your own that will show the soldering
procedure - it will surely be greatly appreciated by everyone :) If you
make it as a video reply - we'll make sure to post it!
Brandon Phillips: How do you know that both the LCD and Digitizer needs to be replaced??? I
have an ipad mini that is cracked, but the LCD underneath still works.
idrift26: hey i found a ipad mini on the side of the road and the plastic screen was
all cracked and the bottom glass screen wasnt it doenst work how do i tell
what i need to replace and it is a model number a1445
Keith Hays: I bought the glass for my mini from these guys. Unfortunately, this video
is misleading because instead of the simple instructions for connecting the
glass as shown between 3:36 & 3:47 there is lots of soldering required.
They don't offer a screen with button as this video shows. The support guy
(who was nice) said that the video assumes that you have already performed
the soldering steps on YouTube video sGrz-HwUoSU "iPad mini touchscreen
digitizer and home button soldering" :(
LaptopScreen.com: 21 people out of ~100k that watched this video, broke their iPad beyond
repair. If comparing the iPad mini repair to iPhone 4, iPad is elementary.
We'd rate the difficulty of repair on iPad Mini - 3/10. (Unless you get
"solder-rqd" parts). The digitizer comes out much easier than iPad two, and
the most tedious part is undoing the unnecessary screws on the mid-shield.
Undoing the screws is not hard, just makes you think negatively of the
LaptopScreen.com: Actually, to clarify, the support guy (myself) informed the customer that
the video was created prior to any replacement parts being available (just
as the mini came out), and there was no way of foreseeing the issue. We
have not had a chance to get any hands-on experience with iPad mini since
the video was created, but our customers were able to navigate the issue
at a success rate of 9 out of 10. Appropriate annotations have been placed
in the appropriate moment in the video.
LaptopScreen.com: LaptopScreen doesn't provide mail-in repairs yet. However iPad Mini, as
seen above, is not the most difficult repair imaginable, we'd rate the
difficulty (on a professional scale) as 5/10: using appropriate tools and
plenty of patience, a first time repairer should complete the job in under
an hour. As well we now sell direct-drop-in iPad Mini parts (no soldering
Geoff Waller: So I guess you are the only vendor that sells iPad Mini digitizers with the
control circuit and home button already installed? Every replacement I have
seen so far has required soldering the home button cable and control
circuit onto the cable of the new digitizer. I'll gladly pay more to avoid
the hassle of flex cable soldering, but the images on your site do not show
the control circuit nor the home button and flex cable.
Mathew Huffman: Does replacing the screen require soldering at all? Thanks!
Adrian Formaran: please show the details on how to re-attache the connection of the
digitizer to its connector?. thanks
James S: is this the way to do the screen replacement without soldering??? i need a
quick answer... thanks
TheDHM3007: This I
Peter B: Hey just a quick tip, when you have both the lcd and glass tilted over,
instead of holding it the whole time you can place a suction cup behind the
glass and have it rest on it.
LaptopScreen.com: Yup, just search iPad Mini on our site.
LaptopScreen.com: Although you can cut steak with plastic knifes, surgeons still use
scalpels. Likewise, plastic tools can be used for repairs, but real
technicians use real hardcore tools :) In all honesty the damage to the
aluminum edge could happen only if the installer is in a hurry or is not
careful. And we do have pictures to prove it!
Dante Killa: It its pretty simple..The only problem I had was with the touch screen
part.. My screen was completely shattered and I need a new one. Thats the
hardest part you will come across..Also before you do this.. LOOK UP IPAD
MINI SCREW CHART..Its a magnetic chart bigger than the ipad so you can
place the screws on the chart that have the exact screw placements labeled.
Vince Gioffre: too bad the screens you sell dont have the smaller digitizer board attached
LaptopScreen.com: Partially Fair note. Metal tools can be used to scratch paint off the glass
surfaces. However, please keep in perspective that this video is geared
towards people with already broken digitizers, and paint condition will
matter only for the "curios" disassemblers with digitizers intact. Also,
the effectiveness of the tool is in the power of the beholder, and in this
video it is used with-out scratching the paint. Cheers!
LaptopScreen.com: Best guess: reconnect the digitizer. If that doesn't work a new digitizer
may be needed to restore functionality.