Ipad mini has 2 different versions of Digitizer connector.

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  1. gpvirzi

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    Hello,
    I recently bought a iPad mini 64GB wifi version. After only 2 days I broke the digitizer touch screen. Took the iPad mini apart to remove the broken touch screen and look for a replacement online.

    Then I came to realize that my iPad mini has a different connector on the flex cable than all the touch screens for sale on ebay or anywhere else on online.

    Can anybody please help me locate this Touch Screen?

    Thank you!.
     

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  2. supernovasonia

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    Hi,
    I am too looking for the iPad Mini digitizer, i ordered one from eBay and it was useless...it doesnt go on the iPad, it needs the extra connector attached to it, they are (in my opinion) some cheap rubbish made in china to con people into buying them...i dont think the proper ones are actually made yet....
     
  3. goofy8275

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    Sorry about the problems you guys are having! :(
    Meanwhile, I would like to welcome you, our newest member, to this gorgeous online community where iPad users alike come from all walks of life to converse and share their knowledge of the revolutionary piece of technology brought into existence by Apple known as the iPad. I invite and encourage you to look around and make some new posts, we could certainly use that! Make yourself at home!We only ask that you kindly read over the forum rules and follow them during your membership at the forum. http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html
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  4. Wolfpuppies3

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    Let me understand your dilemma. You bought a new iPad mini and it's screen became disabled in some manner while the iPad was under warranty which provided a free replacement. Instead of getting the free replacement iPad mini, you disassembled the mini thereby voiding the warranty.

    Is that what happened?
     
  5. gpvirzi

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    Unfortunately, iPad Warranty is useless here in Panama. I would have to send the iPad mini back to the US!. I thought I could just buy a $75 touch screen and be done with it. Sending this iPad to the US was gonna cost much more than that. Also, this was going to be a Christmas present for my son so I wanted it to be a quick fix.
     
  6. Wolfpuppies3

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    Might have been a lot cheaper to mail it back to the USA for free replacement.
     
  7. gpvirzi

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    It is very different the way you guys think about warranties is the US compared to how we look at them. Me personally have never even thought about taking a product to the store and getting a new one after breaking it, that would be unheard of. If the item had a defect from the manufacturer then that would be a different story. In that respect, you guys are lucky. Anyways I call the store where I bought the iPad mini here in Panama and as expected they do not provide warranties and I would have to ship the iPad to the US. Shipping anything from Panama to the US is costly because it is not a very high demand service. I hope eventually there will be a vendor that carries these touch screens.
     
  8. tvptech

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    Hey guy,

    The repair on the iPad mini is not a repair for a novice and DOES require soldering of both the digitizer and the homebutton IC connectors. As far as I am aware there is not a vendor that sells the digitizer with the IC connecter yet. If you purchased it and can't do the repair I suggest taking it to your local repair shop and seeing if they do that kind of work. Did one myself and it was pretty tough, have like 70 contacts on the digi to match with the connector. Good luck all.
     
  9. gpvirzi

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    I would like to thank tvptech for his valuable advice. I was able to solder the home button and IC connectors to the new Touchscreen I bought on ebay. I recommend watching this video before doing it.

     
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  10. comphorizons

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    We can repair the iPad Mini. We do these repair on regular daily basis, you can check our customer review from our website. [Moderator edit: No external links to personal/company websites]: or visit our Ebay store to view our feedback.
     
    #10 comphorizons, Feb 19, 2013
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