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Topic # 109299 17-Sep-2012 14:55 Send private message

A friend dropped their iPad2. The screen has the usual cobweb pattern on it now (!) but the display still works as does the digitizer.

Yobee have quoted $400 and change to fix it but that seems excessive so I was wondering if folks had any recommendations for places that can do that sort of repair. It's just the screen glass - not the display itself but they could be part and parcel of the same unit.

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  Reply # 687159 17-Sep-2012 15:08 Send private message

We used these guys recently, pretty sure it was under $200 - http://www.fairfix.co.nz/




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  Reply # 687160 17-Sep-2012 15:13 Send private message

Why don't you log a job with Apple directly? I get all our work stuff done through them as you usually end up getting a new (looking?) unit. I tried local guys before and they always try and fix the unit...invariably leading to me having to send the unit back again.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do



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  Reply # 687166 17-Sep-2012 15:21 Send private message

It's not under warranty so Apple would charge as much as Yobee I suspect.

Fairfix looks good. Might ask my friend to give them a call.




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  Reply # 687171 17-Sep-2012 15:30 Send private message

I'm not sure on the cost but if you go through the process on their website you will find out the price before confirming and paying via credit card. They then send you a TNT pack to return the goods to them for repair or replacement.

iPhones cost just over $200 all up to fix/replace. Would be interested to know the iPad price.

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  Reply # 687172 17-Sep-2012 15:35 Send private message

Is $400 for an iPad.

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  Reply # 687193 17-Sep-2012 16:14 Send private message

If you going to spend that significant on replacing the screen, it'd probably be good idea to just get a new one for a bit more.




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  Reply # 687195 17-Sep-2012 16:18 Send private message

Have you checked out any of the numerous youtube vids on how to replace the screen yourself?

I did my Galaxy Tab 7 screen myself for the grand total of $45 after being quoted $400 from Samsung.



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  Reply # 687239 17-Sep-2012 16:58 Send private message

A friend was asking. Not sure it's within her capability or indeed mine to do that.

The site referred to quotes $179 for the screen which is reasonable.




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  Reply # 687302 17-Sep-2012 18:51 Send private message

I get the emails from PB Tech, and I'm sure one of them mentioned that they repair iPod/iPhone screens.
Might pay to ring and ask them.

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  Reply # 687507 18-Sep-2012 07:27 Send private message

chiefie: If you going to spend that significant on replacing the screen, it'd probably be good idea to just get a new one for a bit more.


If paying $400 for a repair, def buy a new one or a 2nd hand one with warranty left on it at least. 

Fairfix charges around $180 and to my eyes, the iPad we got repaired, is good as new. Apple etc charging $400 is a joke.





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  Reply # 688905 20-Sep-2012 15:41 Send private message

lchiu7: A friend dropped their iPad2. The screen has the usual cobweb pattern on it now (!) but the display still works as does the digitizer.

Yobee have quoted $400 and change to fix it but that seems excessive so I was wondering if folks had any recommendations for places that can do that sort of repair. It's just the screen glass - not the display itself but they could be part and parcel of the same unit.

Thanks


Hi try these guys http://www.mycom.co.nz/ http://www.trademe.co.nz/services/domestic-services/repairs-maintenance/auction-486262234.htm





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