This might be old news to some of you but since December of 2011 we’ve been fixing the cracked iPad screen for people. Not to brag but we’ve gotten really good at it the past few months. It was a tricky repair to figure out and we definitely went through some battles with suppliers. But I can safely say at this point in time, that if you have a cracked iPad, we’re the people to call.
So what makes our iPad repair special? First, we spent a lot of time researching and testing screens from different suppliers to find the best parts. Not all iPad replacement screens are created equally. We found some were made of weaker glass, had scratches and marks on them, were not made to the right dimensions, or even had dead spots on the touchscreen. Our current supplier resolved all of those issues, so we can confidently say that you won’t be able to tell the difference between our glass and your original iPad glass.
Secondly, we experimented with a number of different adhesive products to secure the new glass down to the iPad frame. This is not as simple as it might sound. The iPad isn’t just a large iPhone. It’s huge screen is tricky to to secure into place and keep there. In the end, we settled upon a highly sticky adhesive from 3M. It’s not cheap, but it does work better than anything else we tried. In addition, we discovered that keeping the iPad under clamps for 2-3 hours allows that adhesive to form a super tight bond.
Lastly, we have experimented with a lot of different techniques, cleaning agents, and rags to make sure the underside of your new iPad glass is dust and smudge free. Believe it or not, this was the most difficult thing of all for us to figure out – but we did. We use a couple of different lint and scratch free wipes to do our repairs. Some with and some without a cleaning solution on them. We’ve also experimented extensively on repair techniques to make sure you’re iPad looks as good as possible when we’re done fixing it.
If you’ve ever used our other repair services before (like our cracked iPhone repair), you’ll know that we usually get things fixed in about 30-45 minutes. The iPad is a bit different. The repair itself takes about 60-75 minutes. But as we mentioned above, we need to let it sit for a couple of hours to insure a nice tight seal between the new glass and the frame. This means we can’t do an iPad repair while you wait. Instead, we need about 24-48 hours depending on how many iPads we have in house. Other than that time difference, though, everything else about our iPad repair is standard stuff for us: It includes parts, labor, and a 90 day warranty.
Trust me when I say that the only way to get your cracked iPad looking better than our repair would be to buy a brand new one – and even then you probably won’t be able to tell the difference.