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Posted: 3/18/2013 2:38:33 PM EDT
Screen is cracked all over.

What are my best options, for those who have been through this?

iPad 2, about 1.5 years old.

I have seen ads from the local phone marts around here, that will do a screen replacement. Any good? Should I take it to the apple store?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:39:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:39:34 PM EDT by Shung]
apple store will be more expensive-

find third party

by a case, like a griffin... my Ipad2 fell many times. no issue
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:39:44 PM EDT
Reputable local place.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:40:02 PM EDT
EJECT!























100 to replace Iphone screen. All I got.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:40:12 PM EDT
if you have any skills order the new screen from ebay and install it yourself there is undoubtedly a youtube vid telling you how... wife fixed her ipod herself
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:41:25 PM EDT
A friend of mine did that. She took it to the apple store and they replaced it free of charge and she did not have the insurance on it. Have your wife take it and ask, it won't cost you anything to try.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:41:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:42:43 PM EDT by semgin]
Pull the handle, now, now, now!




















100 to replace Iphone screen. All I got.[/quote]

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:41:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:41:50 PM EDT by kncook]
Originally Posted By Thayes66:
if you have any skills order the new screen from ebay and install it yourself there is undoubtedly a youtube vid telling you how... wife fixed her ipod herself


Griffen Defender Mil-Spec case......wife drops ours all the time.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:42:38 PM EDT
Daughter sat on her Mini and shattered the glass over the weekend? Luckily, its insured with a $50 deductible.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:43:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By Thayes66:
if you have any skills order the new screen from ebay and install it yourself there is undoubtedly a youtube vid telling you how... wife fixed her ipod herself


Griffen Defender Mil-Spec case......wife drops ours all the time.


Is she retarded or just drunk?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:43:57 PM EDT
Call around - if it's fully functional with the cracked screen it may be worth repairing.

Keep in mind that a refurb iPad2 16GB wifi-only is $319 directly from Apple - and caries the same warranty as new.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:44:00 PM EDT
pics of wife
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:45:12 PM EDT
Apple store, and Apple support will charge $249 to swap it for a replacement one. No, Apple will not replace the screen - they have swap the entire unit. It's out of warranty either way since its 1.5 years old.

You can go the 3rd party route, but make sure they know what they're doing. Because if a 3rd party screws it up by taking it apart, and then you decide to go the Apple route - Apple will turn you down for the $249 fee and attempt to charge full retail price - since it will have been taken apart by a 3rd party at that point, and thus, "beyond economical repair".
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:45:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PikeSlayer:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By Thayes66:
if you have any skills order the new screen from ebay and install it yourself there is undoubtedly a youtube vid telling you how... wife fixed her ipod herself


Griffen Defender Mil-Spec case......wife drops ours all the time.


Is she retarded or just drunk?


Be careful!

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:46:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By johndenverut:
Reputable local place.


Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:47:59 PM EDT
Women shouldn't be allowed to vote, be seen in public without a male relative as an escort, or handle electronic devices.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:51:16 PM EDT
Try a local shop. KT Electronics (as an example, don't know if they are a chain / franchise) fixed my iPhone I started to wash in the laundry for a C note.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:54:23 PM EDT
Your kitchen has a concrete floor?

Dropped my iPod and broke it, I had the insurance so got a new one free.

Sorry I cant help
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:54:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:56:05 PM EDT by Tesadorn]
I can fix it for 95.00 if you pay shipping... I own a third party apple repair center in mi
If the LCD is cracked as well it will be more
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:55:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:58:25 PM EDT
Dropped my Macbook on the concrete and the screen didnt break. It still works great and now has some character
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:02:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VRMN8R:
Your kitchen has a concrete floor?


She was on her way from the garage to the kitchen. She was coming in from work.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:02:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:00:44 PM EDT
keep your pimp hand strong.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:07:14 PM EDT
Same situation here...asked my 7 year old to hand me the iPad. We were standing on a tile floor...yada yada yada broken screen.

Replacements are fairly cheap and I've replaced iPod screens before so I'm going to do mine myself. Amazon has some replacement kits.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:10:12 PM EDT
send your wife with it to the apple store. she may get lucky and get a free replacement.

my GF has gotten a ton of shit replaced at the apple store, and she's a fucking menace with objects.

they pretty much told me to fuck off when i showed up with both a shattered ipad and a busted iphone (two separate occasions).

apparently she is much cuter than i am to the eunuchs that work there.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:10:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 4:28:49 PM EDT by nightstalker]
Our screen on an iPad was fixed.

I'll link it in a min WHen I find it.

http://www.techrestore.com/

Exactly as advertised. Delivered.

They are in Northern Calif.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:11:20 PM EDT
If you gonna do it yourself LMK I can share a few tips to prevent madness... the ipad 2 screens are glued down
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:11:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tesadorn:
I can fix it for 95.00 if you pay shipping... I own a third party apple repair center in mi
If the LCD is cracked as well it will be more


Sounds legit.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:14:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:14:20 PM EDT
I broke my ipad 4 days after buying it. Walked into an apple store, told them what happened, and they gave me a brand new one on the spot/

Something about a "get out of jail free card"

I never actually "asked" for a new one, but I was told by a few friends that if it is the first time you have broken an apple device, theres a good chance they will replace it on the spot.

FYI: I did not buy said iPad from an apple store
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:15:57 PM EDT
As others have mentioned, if you're close to an apple store, it's sure worth a shot, I have read numerous stories of them replacing iphones/ipad/ipods out of warranty.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:16:37 PM EDT
Ubreakifix

I have used this company multiple times and watched them do the repairs. There privacy policy is strictly enforced so you don't have to be a head case about personal info on your device! Well worth the money
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:16:53 PM EDT
Third party is fine or do it your self. It's really not that hard but does take some patience. Tiny screws and plugs. If your not comfortable doing it anyone who has done it atleast one other time should be fine. Just make sure they use OEM parts. Your don't want a shitty third party screen.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:18:32 PM EDT


Just kidding.


I've never replaced an iPad screen, but my wife dropped her iPhone like 4 months ago & we replaced the screen. It's been good ever since. Not sure how expensive an iPad screen would be. You could also use this as an excuse to get a new iPad.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:24:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sorionc:
Third party is fine or do it your self. It's really not that hard but does take some patience. Tiny screws and plugs. If your not comfortable doing it anyone who has done it atleast one other time should be fine. Just make sure they use OEM parts. Your don't want a shitty third party screen.


For the ipad2 the only screws to remove are the lcd screws (4) to remove digitizer cable... the rest is just glue.... hot air gun and guitar picks are you friend there... we also remove any corner dings that occur from the drop as well... brass rod and a light hammer will take care of dings
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 5:42:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Who do you get insurance from?


http://www.worthavegroup.com/

I pay $72 per year for ~$800 coverage. I have made two separate claims in the last two years with no rate increase. The cool thing about this company is that they will send you a check instead of replacing your device. This is good because you don't have to wait weeks to get a replacement. When I dunked my iPhone, I went out the next day and bought a new one. Sent the dead one to WAG and they cut me a check. I currently have 5 devices covered by them. Very happy with their service.


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