Apple is a trusted and reputable brand with established footprints around the globe and churning out newer versions of these gadgets every year. But the hefty price tags are enough to ward off potential buyers and if anyhow your device is in the need of necessary repair, more monetary input can be scary for faint-hearted individuals. So, if your iPad needs an immediate screen replacement, it is better to have an idea about all the available options for repair. Let’s look at everything we need to know about iPad screen replacement.
The first step and potential solutions:
Our initial step should be to determine the depth of damage to your iPad screen. As your iPad screen comprises a glass panel, a digitizer, and an LCD. The drop may have resulted in a spider web pattern of sharp little shards covering the front of the device. After the drop, if you can still operate it, and use the touchscreen, there are high chances that the damage was limited to the top glass layer. But if you cannot use it or see content, then there are chances of the touchscreen and LCD damage.
Some options for fixing the damage to your iPad screen:
- Ask Apple: The first and the foremost thing to do is to find out what Apple can do and how much it will cost for the makers to fix their device. Apple produces not only one of the most expensive products but it also charges a significant amount for such damage repairs. These screen replacement expenses depend on the model unless you were sound enough to purchase an extended AppleCare plus warranty for $99, covering accidental iPad screen damage among other things for 2 years.
- Do-it-yourself kit: Mind you this option is not for faint-hearted but for risk-takers, mechanically inclined or people who are simply short on cash. These DIY kits for screen replacement are readily available on e-commerce sites and have earned some good reviews from users too. But be sure about this challenging task before taking the plunge.
- Third-party repairs: However, if your iPad is beyond warranty already and no other option seems right, then this is the most less expensive and reputable option to choose. You can also seek help from a nationwide network of Apple Authorized Service providers but they are also not cheap enough. When searching for a third-party repair company like us or Apple (i.e. independent or authorized) – make sure to give thoughtful consideration to all the information you need before placing your iPad for screen repair. Inquire them about the cost, timings, warranty, and source of replacement parts before making the ultimate decision. It is always good to check out local reviews or testimonial sections of the repair company to ensure their services offered and customer care.
It is up to the customer to decide whether to take the traditional route and get it replaced from the Apple store or choose among the unconventional alternatives like trying a DIY repair or bring it to a repair professional. Whatever decision you take but it’s important to do what’s best for the device.