iPad mini 2 display not working correctly
The display on my iPad mini 2 appears to be broken, however the glass itself is not. My son dropped it and it has done this ever since.
Yes the LCD is definitely damaged. If you are careful and use plenty of heat, no need to but a digitizer, you can reuse the original, but you'll be messing with applying adhesive and spend a lot of time cleaning all your fingerprints off of the underside glass of the digitizer. To save yourself time and energy, get a new digitizer with IC chip. You will be glad you did when your finished. Reusing the glass is fine, it will require a lot more prep time (A LOT) to make it look like new.
It's not necessary, but will be a huge time saver if you want the finished product to look like new