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    Default IPad 3 screen repair

    Nipper's dropped it again and it's really fucked this time. Anyone on here do them before I go to the man in the phone shop and end up getting fleeced for a dodgy replacement. Need a quick turnaround for obvious reasons.
    Too old and short of time/patience to attempt myself.
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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    I tend to refer people to the apple store for a refurb swap, not a very nice job to do and the adhesive has a habit of not sticking the panel down flush all around.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Please put some pics up

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    I tend to refer people to the apple store for a refurb swap, not a very nice job to do and the adhesive has a habit of not sticking the panel down flush all around.
    I'd forgotten about that. Thanks.
    I need to look into prices for that then.
    Quote Originally Posted by ViSaGe View Post
    Please put some pics up
    It's just a smashed screen from a corner impact.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Tapatalk won't let me upload a photo. Says I have to sign in with a Tapatalk ID.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    The main problem is how soft the metal shell is so on impact it often bends the outer frame inwards (causing the crack) so the next one won't be a perfect fit and may require bending the metal out again which will snap it off leaving sharp edges. I have also found in several cases that the entire shell warps so the mounting surface is not flush with the new panel. Cheap replacement panels are very poor quality and will crack again easily, genuine or OEM quality panels cost a fortune.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    And that gorilla glass turns to a fine dust , if you do do it your self use a dust mask and glasses .

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Upon inspection it's not a corner bang that's done this. Looks like it's had something dropped on it. That said, the opposite corner has the shell ding so the problem with that is still there. I've stuck a screen protector over it so it's usable for now until I figure something out. I think it's a goner.
    I've got two no longer used iPad 1's and this broken screen iPad 3 so flogging those should raise enough funds for a replacement I'd have thought.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    My brother does these repairs, i'll get a quote for you. But as evilsatan says the job is normally reliant on the case being true. I have seen my brother with a dremel grinding the corners out to get the screen to sit true, then that is covered with a tough case that protects the corners. Like i said, I'll ask my brother, If he can't do a great job he'll not quote.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Thanks mate.

    I've taken a shot of that corner if that helps.
    It has always been in a tough case. I think if it hadn't, it wouldn't have survived as long as it did!

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    As its a 3, cables are less likely to get broken, it looks like just a screen needed. If cables needed obviously that's extra, but I'm informed these a only a couple of quid. Everything needed is in stock! Estimate/Quote £50 plus SD postage (£7 quid or so) he has black, white and pink screens take your pick... based on the sunny south coast. LMK. No pressure.
    Last edited by ViSaGe; 22nd July 2014 at 02:11 PM. Reason: update

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Perfect mate. Superstar.

    I'm just out on a call - I'll be at a pc later on today so I'll drop you a pm with details and we can sort out payment etc.
    Thanks again.

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    PM sent mate - thanks again.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    For those that do these there is a cracking tool for fixing i5 chassis and iPad corners and chassis called icorner not cheap for what they are but I swear by mine it paid for itself within a month when comes to i5 and 5s the iPad one will take a bit longer


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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Now that's a cracking tool!

    awesome

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Quote Originally Posted by ViSaGe View Post
    Now that's a cracking tool!

    awesome
    Tell your bro well worth buying one had one since they came out


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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Very cool, will have to invest in one.


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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Zoots! trying send PM clear out your inbox perleeze

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Balls - sorry m8.
    I didn't get an over-quota message or anything so wasn't aware of how full it was.
    Should be OK now.

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    Default Re: IPad 3 screen repair

    Just want to say a massive thanks to ViSaGe for a number of reasons, but not least for turning this around so very quickly.
    I sent it on Thursday, ViSaGe received on Friday & It's just arrived back with me on Monday and I've one very happy kid. Thanks for replacing the screen cover too mate.
    Anything extra I owe you for postage pls let me know.


    The screen looks OEM to me, I can't see anything any different. It looks crystal clear and spot on. Very nice repair.
    As I say, the nipper is over the moon.
    Recommended repairer for DF if I may!

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    As an aside, and after clocking another thread, I think I ought to have posted in BST with this (asking for services). And I also did mention flogging it, along with 2 x iPad 1's which might have been seen as selling outside of BST.
    Apols to mods on both counts for that if inappropriate.

    Thanks to Zoots

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