Hopefully this is information you will never need but I am sharing because unfortunately many families will likely need to learn about iPad screen repair options.
My boys are not always careful with our iPads and without a proper kid-proof case, it was inevitable that the screen would break. Surprisingly it took much longer than I thought to actually happen.
It eventually did happen though. After being dropped 1,000 times on the hard tile floor, the poor iPad screen cracked. The iPad was still usable although it was now in a much more delicate state. I knew I had to get it fixed ASAP before repairing it was no longer an option.
I assumed Apple could repair it but I didn’t even consider it because Apple = Expensive. A friend told me about a mall kiosk that offered iPad repairs (along side of watch and jewelry repairs). It wasn’t cheap but it would much cheaper than buying a new iPad.
Just before I bit the bullet and headed to the mall, I came across a 3rd option. iPad Screen Repair is a Florida based company that has specialized in iPad screen repairs since 2010. I liked the idea of using an iPad focused company that employs certified technicians and uses quality parts. Plus they offer a 1 year warranty with their service. I’m sure most local iPad repair options don’t offer these assurances.
The only drawback to the service was having to ship the iPad across the country. iPad Screen Repair completes iPad repairs within 1 business day, so the shipping method is the biggest variable you have to worry about. I shipped our iPad from Tucson on a Monday and it arrived home the following Monday. I wasn’t sure if my boys would survive a week without it but they surprised me. 😉
The ipad survived and arrived in almost perfect condition. The corners of our iPad are naturally still a little banged up from the numerous drops but the screen is PERFECT!
If you find yourself needing to fix a broken iPad screen head on over to iPadScreenRepair.com. Not only do they offer the Express iPad Screen Repair Service but they also explain the other iPad screen repair options, including a DIY method complete with a video. I don’t have the tinkering skills or confidence to attempt this type of DIY project but for those of you that do, check out their detailed instructions.
For everyone else, I highly recommend using their Express iPad Screen Repair Service. Save $10 off this service with promo code DCR10OFF through 12/31/13!
Disclosure: iPad Screen Repair provided me with a complimentary repair service so that I could share my experience with you. The service was excellent and I would use them again. Hopefully I don’t have to though! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.