Get What You Need to Perform Your Own iPad Glass Replacement

Whether it took a fall or simply stopped responding to your touch, you may need to learn how to replace the glass on your iPad. Fortunately, the iPad glass replacement cost is significantly less than replacing the entire unit, making replacing the glass on an iPad a worthwhile repair.

Will an iPad glass replacement fix the problem?

It's important to note that the glass and screen of an iPad are two separate and distinct parts, with the LCD screen sitting behind the glass. If your screen no longer displays an image or displays images incorrectly, you'll need an iPad screen replacement kit from eBay. Replacing the glass won't solve your problem. If, however, your iPad glass is cracked or no longer responds to your touch, replacing only the glass on your iPad should correct your issue.

Are kits all-inclusive?

You can generally expect that an iPad glass replacement kit from eBay will include a digitizer and most of the tools needed to do the job. The digitizer is the part of the iPad that turns your touch on the glass into the digital instructions your iPad will follow, so make sure the replacement glass you purchase includes this important part. Due to their small size, you'll need the proper tools to change your glass. Most kits come with these tools for your convenience, but others do not. The tools you will need are as follows:

  • A heat gun or hair dryer
  • A razor blade (Some people prefer to use a guitar pick or plastic cutting tool, as the plastic makes for safer cutting)
  • Adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Jeweler's screwdrivers
Does the model number matter?

When purchasing replacement glass for your iPad Air, Mini, Pro or another device, it's helpful to know your model number. You can often track down the correct size glass based on these common names, but the more specific you are, the easier it is to get the proper glass. iPads sometimes change slightly from one generation to the next, so it's better to order replacement glass by model number whenever possible. To find yours, flip your iPad over and look at the back. You'll find the model number listed beneath the Apple logo near the bottom of the unit. iPad model numbers begin with the letter "A," which is followed by four digits. Use this number when ordering your new glass.

What colors are available?

iPad replacement glass includes a colored border that is available in black or white. The color will not affect your device's performance, so choose whichever you prefer.

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