iPad screen repair can be a real emergency, especially when there are kids involved. Kids and iPads are like peanut butter and jelly—they just go together. Sure, there is lots of talk about the appropriate age for when kids should be allowed to use tablets and smartphones. Yes, there are warnings about limiting kids’ screen time, even as they get older. But the reality is that children are among the heaviest users of tablets.
From occupying a toddler in a restaurant so mom and dad can finally get a decent meal to entertaining elementary-age kiddos on a long flight or car trip, parents see tablets as a useful tool to help preserve their sanity and provide a little entertainment or education for the kids.
But let’s not beat around the bush: Children of any age aren’t known for being gentle on anything, let alone expensive technology.
Uh-oh. Little Johnny Broke Your iPad Screen. Now What?
An iPad without a functioning digitizer screen is pretty much worthless. Unfortunately, the screen is a fragile component that is easily damaged. Even a fall of a few feet is usually enough to shatter the delicate glass.
Damaged or broken digitizer screens are one of the most common problems encountered by iPad users. Many times when the touch screen becomes cracked or broken, the LCD screen beneath is unharmed. If that’s the case, you don’t need a new iPad – you just need to replace the digitizer screen.
There are several options when it comes to dealing with a broken digitizer screen:
Buy a New iPad
iPads aren’t cheap. And there really isn’t anything wrong with the one you’ve got, except that the screen is damaged. If you can afford this replacement option and it seems easier to you than dealing with a repair, that’s great. But if not – read on!
Take Your Damaged iPad Back to Apple
You might consider returning the iPad to the Apple Store for a replacement. But keep in mind, according to Apple warranty information posted on their site, the following types of damage are not covered by their warranty:
- Damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external cause.
- Defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of the Apple Product.
So, simply put, if your iPad problem is a result of most accidents or mishandling, the repair isn’t likely covered.
Take Your iPad to a Third Party Repair Shop
If you don’t want to deal with Apple or know the repair won’t be covered, you can take your iPad to a third party repair shop. Since broken digitizer screens are a fairly common problem, you shouldn’t have any difficulty in locating a repair shop that can provide the service you need. There are local brick and mortar shops that can fix your screen to be as good as new. A short online search will turn up the names of local repair shops that specialize in repairing broken digitizer screens.
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