Do you need to replace iPad glass? It doesn’t matter whether you or your kids were the culprit – or if it really was the cat’s fault, nothing can ruin your day faster than dropping your iPad face-down on a hard surface. An accident like this takes only seconds to happen, and then leaves you with a shattered screen for good. Breaking the glass on your iPad might not stop it from working, but can make it difficult and unsafe to use. If you crack the front panel on your iPad, you can either live with it, buy a new one, or fix it.
Many people spend almost $100 on a case for their iPad. They believe their device will be indestructible with it. That belief vanishes when they drop their device or their child chucks it across a room and then see that the glass inside is shattered. How could this have happened?
The truth is, no case is going to keep your iPad 100% secure. While the case may protect the device from a gentle drop from a few inches off the floor, a drop that is far off the ground or floor or any pressure on the front of it will end up cracking it.
What Not to Do When the iPad Glass Breaks
Your first instinct may be to take it out of the case. That’s probably not a good idea. If you do that, all of the glass will be everywhere. That could cause cuts on your hands and feet when you step on any glass that made it to the floor. It’s best to just keep the case on your device.
It’s likely you want to replace the iPad glass. Can you handle this task on your own? Probably not. This really isn’t a simple fix unless you have the right tools and experience. A DIY or amateur job can lead to a number of serious problems, including damage to internal components that can increase the total cost of repair. Unless everything is reconnected properly, the iPad may not work at all. If someone accidentally touches the inside of the glass with a finger, or dust and lint get on the LCD, your screen will still look bad even though the cracks are gone.
Best Options for iPad Glass Repair
The best and safest option is to find a third party and independent repair shop. This gives iPad users the option of simply dropping off their damaged iPad for repair instead of mailing their devices off to an out of town repair center. A certified technician will carefully remove the case from your iPad. They will clean it up, and dispose of the glass properly.
After they clean the case and your iPad up, they will remove the screen you have on there now, and replace it with a brand new one. This may include replacing both the digitizer and the LCD or just the LCD depending on how bad the damage is to your device.
The pros at North Georgia Cell Phone Repair replace iPad glass every day. In many cases, we are able to do this “while you wait.” Plus, you always get a free estimate up front so you can make a smart decision about your repair options.
Need to know more about what to do to replace iPad glass? Click to get a free estimate, or call 770-569-2002. We can fix that phone!