A cracked iPad 2 screen can be your worst nightmare, especially since a brand new iPad can cost up to 500 dollars. But do not worry because you are not alone. Since it is a beautiful device that you will be taking around with you everywhere, dropping it or spilling a drink on your iPad 2 is definitely a possibility. If you are reading this article you are probably wondering how you can you fix your cracked iPad 2 screen without having to pay too much money. Unfortunately, the 1-year warranty on labor and parts that comes with every iPad 2 does not cover cracked screens or damage caused by liquid. Even if you purchased AppleCare with your iPad 2, accidental damages are not covered.
Bring it to the Apple Store
The first thing you should do is to take your damaged iPad 2 to your local Apple store. Apple is known for their great customer service and they may be able to help you. Please explain your situation as clearly and politely as possible to one of the store salesmen or the manager. It also helps to look humble and distraught. Many customers who brought their damaged iPad 2s to the Apple stores were able to get it replaced with no extra fee! Although this may not always be the case, it helps to go to a second Apple store if you are denied the first time. If they are unable to replace your screen for free, you can make an appointment at the genius bar and hand over your iPad 2 and they will give you a price for the repair and a time frame. Usually screen replacements take a few days and cost around $300. Even though this option may be pricey, it is the safest and most efficient way to get your iPad 2 screen fixed.
Having your Screen Replaced by a Third Party
If youve tried the first option and are denied a free replacement and dont want to pay the replacement fee, you can look for online retailers who will be able to fix your cracked iPad 2 screen for a cheaper price. These retailers usually charge $150 to $250 to fix your cracked iPad 2 screen. It is important to see if these companies have an Apple certification and come recommended from Apple itself. Although this may be a cheaper option than getting it fixed at the Apple store, there are things to consider. First of all, you need to mail your iPad 2 to the repair shop and wait for it to get delivered back to you. There is also the chance that they may internally damage your iPad 2 while replacing the screen. Make sure to do your research and check the companies reputation before purchasing their services.
Replacing the iPad 2 Screen Yourself
The third option is to repair the cracked iPad 2 screen yourself. While I do not recommend this option because most people do not have the technical know how, it is by far the cheapest way to fixing your iPad 2. First, purchase the iPad 2 Glass with Digitizer Black from Amazon.com. In addition, you will need an iPad 2 opening tool. For instructions on how to fix it you can look up videos on Youtube that show you exactly what you need to do to replaced that cracked iPad 2 screen. This option will cost you around $40 and a few hours.