Why is iPad repair pricing so expensive, and why is there such a wide range of prices? One thing to keep in mind is that the repair cost is not just about the cost of the part. You are also paying for the time, labor, and skill of the repair technician. Plus, all parts are not created equal. A cheaper part uses cheaper materials and manufacturing processes. They break easier, do not last overtime, and do not perform as well as the original parts. In the case of both parts and repair services, it’s true that you get what you pay for.
Is it cheaper just to get the parts and repair yourself?
The answer is usually no. A professional repair shop will use high quality OEM parts. OEM or original equipment manufacturer parts are created by the manufacturer that made the original parts for the phone. These parts are more reliable and usually backed by a warranty. A professional should always offer a warranty on parts and repairs.
Cell phones are full of many small, delicate parts. Disassembling and reassembling a phone may cause parts to become slightly unaligned. And removing broken parts can be challenging. Removing broken glass or disassembly may cause tears in delicate ribbons. By checking a few basic functions before and after a repair, a professional can determine if anything is out of place or damaged and resolve the issue. But this is a task that is difficult for the person who doesn’t have a trained eye. As you are probably starting to see, repairs take time, skill, and attention to detail.
What’s involved in iPad repair costs?
To repair an iPad, you will need the glass, digitizer, and LCD which are fused together to create the screen. So whether your glass is cracked, touch screen is not functioning, or the display does not work, one part replacement fixes it all.
So if you see a replacement screen for $10, that is just the glass. Removing this part and replacing it can be very difficult. The LCD is very thin and can easily be cracked and overheating when softening the glue to remove the glass may damage of discolor the LCD. Most often this type of repair is done with special machines that regulate heat and are calibrated precisely to separate the glass. This probably isn’t something you have on hand.
Next, add in other costs like tax and shipping for the parts. Add rent and employee pay, because remember a repair store is a business with all the associated expenses.
This cost does not take into account the skill level of the technician or any guarantee on the labor or part. There are lots of small parts and delicate ribbons that can be torn. If you do the repair yourself, you must also consider purchasing proper tools. Many replacement parts from sites like Amazon do come with free tool kits, but these are very basic, small tools. Tools make a difference. Better tools make the repair process go smoothly and with less chance of accidental damage.
Where Can You Go for Quality iPad Repair
The wide range of iPad repair pricing is a result of all of these issues and processes and parts. If you want your device back in optimal working order as soon as possible, it will be worth it to you to pay for a professional repair, even if you have to pay a little more to get the job done right.
Contact the professionals at North Georgia Cell Phone Repair and get one on one advice, an accurate estimate before any iPad repair work is done, and a fast turnaround time. We will also provide a free estimate up front, so you can make a smart decision about your repair options. Call 770-569-2002 for a free estimate on iPad repair pricing. We can fix that phone!