The screen consists of a top glass, touch digitizer and LCD display component. These components may come separate or be fused together in what is called a full assembly depending on the device.
An LCD screen is the display under the glass screen that is the source of the image displayed on your phone. For most devices, you can purchase an LCD screen assembly which includes everything: the outer glass, touch digitizer and LCD.
- Screen does not come on
- Black spots on the screen
- Colors are distorted or washed out
- Image flickers or wavers
- Front glass is shattered
We recommend to purchase the LCD assembly if you are not sure which screen part is broken - that way, you have replaced complete screen at one time, and you know they are both working correctly. Another reason to purchase the the full screen assembly is to make sure you don't damage the other part (either LCD or glass touch) during repair.
Note: For some iPads, the glass touch digitizer and LCD display are separate pieces (and do not come as full LCD assemblies). This includes iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad 5th Gen (2017), iPad 6th Gen (2018), iPad 7th Gen (2019), iPad Air 1 and iPad Mini 1 and Mini 2.
For newer iPads, the screen comes as a full assembly (with screen parts all fused together) - this includes the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro series, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 5 and higher.