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scrubbtug Level 1 Level 1

I fell onto a concrete lab floor while holding my ipad and the screen shattered.  It was in a full leather case which was inside a padded shoulder bag.  I am sick of course and now need to have an idea of how much it cost to have it repaired.  This school purchased ipad has no apple care coverage.

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1, the glass shattered when I fell
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Apple does not repair iPads, but will replace the entire iPad for a flat fee; see the Repair Pricing section here:



    There are independent iPad repair services that may be able to replace the screen for less. Do a web search for "ipad repair".  Note, though, that if you elect to have the iPad serviced by an unauthorized shop, all further warranty will be void.




  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6

    "This school purchased ipad has no apple care coverage."

    Accidental damage is NEVER covered by AppleCare.

  • gyrhead Level 3 Level 3

    AppleCare + plus will cover two accidental damage incidents over the life of the warranty. It is 99$ for two years and there is a surcharge of 49$ per incident.

  • Corderadfrazier Level 1 Level 1

    The price for replacing accidental damage to iPad:


    With Applecare+: $49.00+ taxes with free express replacement (you are allowed (2) accidental claims per APP+ aggreement. Also required to hold retai value of device until damaged device is received.


    Apple Protection Plan:$ 249.00+ taxes as out of warranty repair.


    Without any protection plan but STILL IN limited warrany: $249.00+Taxes as out of warranty repair.


    Withour any protection plan but OUT of Warranty: $249.99+taxes as out of warranty repair.

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6

    "This school purchased ipad has no apple care coverage."

    Accidental damage is never covered by a warranty.  If I were you, I'd check with your school store where you purchased the iPad, and ask if it has a special arrangement for non-warranty repairs.

  • alisnmz Level 1 Level 1

    Hello gyrhead,

    Are you and your friends will be the commentator

    Thank you.

  • gloopystore Level 1 Level 1

    if you are looking for a cheap way of getting your iPad 2 screen replaced check this out :-



    we have lots of good reviews and the cost is only £69.99


    (please note i might get financial gain by posting this link)

  • TeachTechMom Level 1 Level 1

    With a lot of patience and diligence and the right tools, you can do a self repair.  Screens go for between 25 and 50 bucks on amazon.  A few notes: 1. Buy a cheap heat gun 2. Make sure you order a screen for the right device (2,3 etc as they are different) 3. I recommend purchasing a screen WITH home button kit so you don't have to use the home button from the old device 4. Purchase a good repair kit with 3m stick, pry tools, screw drivers, etc 5. Watch as many YouTube videos as you can get your hands on before and during repair step by step 5. Don't drink ( caffeine or alcohol) and careful, patient, and get help holding the iPad.  It isn't rocket science, but it is very sensitive and detail oriented task.  And of course if you mess up in the process, you could be out more than the initial cost of repair through a warranty or company with coverage.  I have done 3 at this point...and put otter boxes on them immediately afterwards as an affordable warranty:). Best of luck!

  • McDanger125 Level 1 Level 1

    Is the replacement non oem glass as good as the original?  I assume there are many manufacturers.  And how can I tell the quality  if I am having a non apple store fix it?

  • spacelectronics Level 1 Level 1

    We I have good experience with store in toronto. I broke my ipad screen and got it fixed at the store. you can within 1 hour. If some needs it here is the link. Space Electronics  /


    I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.


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  • ajones01 Level 1 Level 1

    There are many different repair shops around the uk, What you have to look out for is cheap repairs.

    If a company offers to do your ipad repair for around £50 you can guarentee they will be using an inferior screen.


    Cheap ipad screens are made of very thin glass and or plastic. if you are buying an ipad screen to do a self repair then do your research, make sure you get a good quality ipad screen.


    personally i wouldnt try to repair my ipad myself as i don't trust myself, go find yourself a reputable and trustworthy company and remember do your research on them.


    in the uk i use a company called but you are welcome to look around and find your own trusted repair shop.

  • gloopystore Level 1 Level 1

    Yes there is, you will find that the cheap versions crack on there own

  • Jesterwyld Level 1 Level 1

    If in Australia iPad screens can be replaced for $115.00, this includes a full detailed clean internally and externally, a full detailed inspection, and a full diagnostically functional check test. All workmanship is guaranteed for 6 months.

  • The Booty Warrior Level 1 Level 1

    how much in the uk ?

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