iPad 2Gen 3G

Glass Lens/Digitizer


Part Brand
Apple Computer Company
1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor

Time to Install
Up to 3 hours, 20 min
Black & Clear


How and where can I get Glass Lens/Digitizer Repair Service on a iPad 2Gen 3G?

You can get your iPad 2Gen 3G Glass Lens/Digitizer Repair Service by visiting Springfield iPhone Repair in Downtown Springfield, MO (412 S Campbell in Springfield, MO). No appointment is needed for this repair. Feel free to come to our shop location during our open business hours 10A-2P and 3P-6P Monday through Friday. Repair time is up to 3 hours, 20 min, and comes with 1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor Warranty. If you choose (and the part availability allows for) to get this item shipped, you will likely forfeit any such warranties as described. This repair service is not available for price-matching at this time.
This product either is not available for outright purchase or is available for the part only at the same rate of $200 including shipping within the contintental 48 states and invalidates any such warranties as described in the warranty description for 1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor.
*Includes Installation
* Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Symptoms & Preventative Measures

When a Apple Computer Company iPad 2Gen 3G needs a Glass Lens/Digitizer

Cracked Glass

You can see the content of your screen, but there is broken glass that makes it hard to see. Cracks, splinters, and shattered glass can occur when dropped, or upon a high PSI impact to the iPad Wifi + 3G. While not often, sometimes screen will break inside pockets, usually due to pressure from keys or other hard objects impacting the screen. The Digitizer (what reads the touch of your fingers) will typically still be responsive, but can also fail, if not immedaitely, over time.

Preventative Measures include using a case for your iPad that creates seperation between objects and the screen. Cases that don't create a 'lip' on the glass side of the screen may be fashionable, but provide no protection. Screen protectors provide limited protection as they do not prevent PSI breaks (Pounds per Square Inch) where pinpoint pressure causes the screen to crack, however, it will aid in protection against sliding cracks where impact is minimal but objects harshly abrase the screen.

Digitizer (Touchscreen) Failure

iPad stops responding to touchscreen commands. This can occur with impact damage (usually in association with cracks in the glass for the screen), extreme heat (such as laying in the sun for extended periods of time) or water damage to the device (although sometimes the mainboard is too damaged to use a new digitizer/glass replacement). *Note: most items including gloves, pens, or other objects will not work to repond to 'touch'. Preventative Measures include using an Otter Box™ protective case, and keeping the iPad out of the sun for long periods of time.

Scratched Glass

Aesthetic repair for those with scratches on the external glass. Glass can scratch from a variety of things, such as keys or skidding across rough surfaces (concrete, walls, even hardwood floors). Preventative measures include a plastic adhesive clear/ anti-glare or reflective screen protector, a ZAGG Invisible Shield ™, or a case with a protective layer such as the Otter Box™.

How the Digitizer / Touch Screen Works

There are two layers of glass for the Digitizer Assembly, the first is simply glass, which is what you touch. The second is attached to the first, and senses the touch via an electrical field that transmits and recieves based on the 'return' from your finger or stylus. The advantage of the iPad Digitizer, is that it runs independantly from the LCD, so even with a dead iPad 2 LCD you can still use the iPad. To read more, check out Ejizzle4550's article on how the iTouch, iPhone & iPad Digitizer works

Are the 3G + WiFi & the WiFi Only glass lens/ digitizer the same?

Yes, sort-of. The iPad 2 3G Digitizer will plug into a Wi-Fi iPad 2, but the installation is not the same process as antennas are installed differently on the 3G versions. View the iPad 2 3G + Wi-Fi Digitizer

Is this part an Original iPad part?

Yes. It comes with a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects or installation errors, including the part and labor to replace it. Please ensure that you pick up a warranty card at the time of repair. The warranty explicitly does not include any screen that is cracked, shattered or broken in any way, damaged due to fluid or water, or if the iPhad was repaired by any other company. Warranty validation may require further inquiry than initial inspection.

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