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DarthOlc 05-29-2012 08:46 PM

Sooo advice anyone?
 
So... I was putting away dishes and my cat knocked my iPad off the counter. About 4ish feet. The corner is all messed up and there is a crack in the screen. It works perfectly fine. I'm actually using it now to post this. I'm hoping it's totally a cosmetic issue. Any advice? If it works do you HAVE to replace the glass, I can't afford to replace it right now...

Lynk Former 05-29-2012 08:58 PM

Call Apple?

Contacting the manufacturer is always the first thing you want to do to see what they can do about it... if they can't do anything, try a third party repair service, if they can't help, time to replace it with a new one.

DarthOlc 05-29-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2812742)
Call Apple?

Contacting the manufacturer is always the first thing you want to do to see what they can do about it... if they can't do anything, try a third party repair service, if they can't help, time to replace it with a new one.

I did call the manufacturer and they said its be like $75 to repair it. But it works perfectly fine... I'll look into the third party, just have to find one in town. Oh thanks by the way! I didn't think anyone would actually reply.

Boba Rhett 05-29-2012 09:07 PM

If you're ok with using it in its current blemished state, I say keep on keepin' on.

If not, I'd definitely check craigslist to find a local third party who can pop some new parts onto it. Unless you've taken apart a lot of electronics before I would not suggest trying to do it yourself. :)

DarthOlc 05-29-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2812745)
If you're ok with using it in its current blemished state, I say keep on keepin' on.

If not, I'd definitely check craigslist to find a local third party who can pop some new parts onto it. Unless you've taken apart a lot of electronics before I would not suggest trying to do it yourself. :)

haha thank you guys :) I feel comfortable with it. But I just didn't know if things were gonna get worse or if anyone else had th problem and would shed come light on it.

Canderis 05-29-2012 10:26 PM

I did exactly the same thing yesterday. My screen is shattered horridly, but my friend replaces the screens cheep so I'm getting it fixed that way.

M@RS 05-29-2012 11:23 PM

I cracked the screen on my old iPod Touch some months back. Everything still worked, just like your iPad. But I had the screen replaced by a third party, and all was well. Good luck!

Titanius Anglesmith 05-30-2012 04:14 AM

At least you didn't drop it in the toilet. As I recently experienced, technology doesn't like that.

Darth Avlectus 05-30-2012 04:43 AM

Sounds like the outer pane of glass just has a crack. So long as the fundamental layer of LCD isn't compromised and bleeding, I'd seriously leave it alone. IF you're determined to get it fixed I would say do it legit.

The non legit is trying yourself--it may be a "can of worms". I've only ever succeeded in replacing batteries in 2nd gen nanos and similar. Also such a thing needs a good set of precision screwdrivers, a little real experience and knowledge so you know what you're doing, an antistatic wrist strap with good grounding (don't want a stray ZAP to fry anything), steady hands, and obviously a reliable source for replacement parts. Maybe support of nerds who physically hack items such as ipods found on blogs and forums.

Even so, success is far from guaranteed. You'll save money but is it worth the risk?
I should qualify myself: people have dumped off their ipods on me so I've had a few to practice or experiment on. Shaky proposition at best.

Lynk Former 05-30-2012 08:12 AM

Of course, once there's a crack, there's the potential for it to get bigger with regular use due to natural stresses put on the device.

DarthOlc 05-30-2012 10:01 AM

Thanks guys. Well honestly I've checked out the local places, and they are still alittle too pricey for my taste so I came up with a mixture of your experiences. I'm gonna just leave it be and then work a few odd jobs to save up the money to get it fixed. Thank you all so much

Boba Rhett 05-30-2012 01:43 PM

Recommended odd jobs:

Hoola-Hoop Tester, Hamster Vacuumer, David Caruso Stand-In.


You're welcome.

DarthOlc 05-30-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2812786)
Recommended odd jobs:

Hoola-Hoop Tester, Hamster Vacuumer, David Caruso Stand-In.


You're welcome.

I was actually thinking more along the lines of Dolphin Translator. Cheese Stinkifier. WNBA fan.

Sabretooth 05-30-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2812786)
David Caruso Stand-In.

It seems most of her job would be spent...

*sunglasses*

sitting out.

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adamqd 05-30-2012 02:53 PM

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