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Smashed ipad 2 screen

Discussion in 'Services Wanted' started by reddeb, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. reddeb

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    Can anyone recommend an ipad 2 repair service as my son has just dropped his !!!
    Thanks
  2. Just Browsing

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    Why not apple themselves, I'm not sure what they charge but to fix the back of my iPhone 4s when my son dropped it was only £25. Also it keeps the apple warranty intact
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  3. Shaun costello

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    My I phone 3g was £120 from apple many years ago:/
  4. reddeb

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    Thanks i will contact them
  5. reddeb

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    Hope its not that expensive !!!
  6. Just Browsing

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    Just to make it easier I gave the apple store in Covent garden a call and they said to replace the front screen on an ipad2 would cost £150(ouch) if it was the front screen that needs fixing(I just assumed) then The number is 02074471400, obviously it will not be your local one but I would assume all apple stores have standard pricing :)
    Also as I mentioned it's the only way to keep the warranty intact having it done by apple themselves. Also without wishing to offend anyone I would never send anything of value to anyone after some of the threads I have read on here. :)
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  7. reddeb

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    What a lovely thing to do thank you so much ! people on here are so helpful, i did thinkit would be that expensive and my husband and i were thinking of sending it away, i had not heard that this can cause problems
    I will discuss with my husband and then let you know what we do
    Once again thank you xx
  8. Just Browsing

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    No problem, I have actually been looking on you tube and there are some pretty straightforward videos of how to do it yourself, also the screen on eBay costs £28 after a quick look. For the money involved I wouldn't be so concerned about the apple warranty as the cost to repair is half the retail price :)
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  9. reddeb

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    Yes we were thinking the same about the warranty/price, i have seen the video on you tube and my hubby is good at things like that, but i dint know the screen was that cheap, that be the rute to go downespecially as i do not think this will be the only time my son drops the ipad !! :)
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  12. ResellerLad

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    either fix yourself, or you could probably sell the broken screen one on ebay and buy a new one and it wouldnt work out 150 more I bet
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  13. Digitalfever

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    Just be aware that the tools you get with these are usually rubbish and cant do the job required.
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  14. reddeb

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    Thanks !! Would it sell on ebay ?? I will have a look
  15. reddeb

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    Thanks i will bear this in mind
  16. ResellerLad

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    i'll second that! The plastic spudgers are terrible
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  17. uhafmail

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    Go into the Apple store, explain that you are not sure how it happened (i.e. don't say you dropped it) and if you speak to the right person they can just swap it over for free with another iPad 2, thats what they did for a friends iPad. BUt similar thing happened to another friends iPhone and they had to pay £69 but got a new iPhone in return.

    I wouldn't put an unofficial screen in the ipad if i am honest with you, they have been known to cause all sorts of issues and would obviously void the warranty.



    P.S Good to see Just Browsing being helpful for a change ;) lol.
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  18. reddeb

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  19. reddeb

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    Just been on the phone to Apple and i have an appt to see them on Sat and they have confirmed that it could be replaced for free IF they consider it has not been damaged !! Now i just need to think of a story to tell them ;)
  20. uhafmail

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    Go with a story something like your infant son sat on it and the screen just smashed, include that you were shocked that such light pressure would smash such an expensive gadget. Bet you get it done for free.
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