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« on: February 12, 2012, 06:00:42 PM »

My 8-year-old wasn't careful enough and now there is a crack along one side of my iPad.   crybaby  My heart is torn because she feels awful and is avoiding me.  I forgive her.  The hurt of the broken iPad along with the hurt she feels is making it a rough day.

It still works, although I can feel the roughness along the cracks.  I did some googling to figure out how much it would be to repair.  Doesn't look good at this point.  I see that many people were able to exchange them in the past at an Apple store, but they don't seem to do that anymore.  Other places are claiming $400+ to repair.

Anyone with experience in this?  Is it likely that I could just live with it?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 06:35:14 PM »

If it costs $400+ to repair I think I'd live with it.  And then eventually sell it for parts and but a new one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 07:21:37 PM »

Tell her it is ok, because now you have an excuse to buy a new one when the 3 is announced in March.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 08:14:59 PM »

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Thanks for your input.  I was hoping for better news, but it is what it is. 

Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 10:07:26 PM »

Quote from: dobberhd on February 12, 2012, 08:14:59 PM

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Thanks for your input.  I was hoping for better news, but it is what it is. 

Thanks again.

Have you asked Apple for replacement cost?
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 11:56:07 PM »

It just happened.  I'm not near an Apple store right now, maybe I'll drive up to the Twin Cities some weekend to see how much.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 03:22:39 PM »

is the crack in the plastic? If repair is out the question then I would maybe JB Weld it in order to prevent it from cracking further.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 03:32:50 PM »

I found Apple to be extremely helpful when it came to my iPhone. (of course, this is while it was still within warranty).

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 08:36:22 PM »

Can you post a photo of where the crack is? (insert tasteless joke HERE). On the iPad...

This site (in Kansas) might be worth trying, or at least doing some research on:
original iPad
http://www.missionrepair.com/1st_Generation_iPad_Service_Repairs_s/653.htm
*Replacing back cover is $149, and replacing glass is $159.

iPad 2
http://www.missionrepair.com/iPad_2_Service_Repairs_s/533.htm
*Replacing the back cover is $189, and replacing the glass is $189 ($20-off sale going on).

I'd guess anyone claiming it's a $399 fix is trying to convince you get a new iPad 2, and I'd assume Apple would probably prefer that.  icon_smile Or else if you've got a crack that's running across both the case and glass, maybe they're quoting replacement of both.

If you're going to let kids play with it, I'd definitely invest in a true hard case that can survive an occasional drop. Heck if I ever get one, I'll get a case like that cause I'm a clumsy oaf in general.  icon_smile
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 11:44:38 PM »

It would be really difficult to get a good picture since it isn't all that noticeable.  In fact I used it for a while afterwards without noticing. 

The crack is mostly in the bottom corner and then goes along the short edge by the camera about 1/2 cm into the viewable area.

Perhaps a screen protector would be a good idea to kinda hold things together and keep the crack from spreading?
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