“A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity.” — iFixIt.com
When it comes to repairing your iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini or iPad Air, iFixIt scores the repairabilty at a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the easiest to repair). How so? Isn’t the LCD a quick fix? According to iFixIt, the LCD is pretty simple to replace after the front panel has been removed. But, iFixIt continues to say the “excessive adhesive holds everything in place,” which, we assume makes it difficult to remove anything of value without causing damage. You’d also need the right tools, and, might we add, a service manual? Also, the firm says there’s a “high chance of cracking the glass during disassembly.” Based on the cumbersome nature of do-it-yourself repair, it looks like the iPad is not meant to be self-serviced.
Well, the owner of the broken iPad has a couple options: 1) upgrade or 2) repair. Upgrading your device drains your pockets quickly, and who’s to say your new device won’t break as well? Repairing your tablet, on the other hand, is an economical alternative.
At United Table Repair, a United Electronics Group company, we see hundreds of broken iPads come through our doors. Our technicians are properly trained to remove the adhesive that nails down all iPad components and, with expertise, avoid breaking any glass. It’s that simple. Our technicians are experts in more than just LCD replacement. United Tablet Repair‘s website is the ideal place to start for a look at all tablet repair services, including home button repairs, speaker repairs, Wi-Fi repairs and charge port/dock connector repairs, among others.