Why does it cost so much to fix my iPad cracked screen?
My iPad screen cracked and I want to get it fixed. I brought to my local repair store that fixed my sons iPad cracked screen last month. When they told how much it would cost I almost lost it. It was more than double my sons iPad cracked screen repair. When I asked why the tech told me that not every iPad is the same and it’s important to understand the difference.
Identify your iPad model
The iPad has been the tablet of choice for many people since its first introduction. The iPad was introduced and made its debut in April 2010. Since the original announcement, there have been 5 additional iPad generations, a new “Mini” series of 7.9-inch iPad tablets, and most recently, a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro” and its smaller 11-inch and 10.5-inch counterpart. The biggest difference between all of the iPad models is how the screen is designed. The first five generations used the same screen assembly design. The same can be said about the first three generations of the Mini. All of these iPad screen assemblies had separate glass and LCD’s. The iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and all of the iPad Pro’s use fused glass and LCD screen assembly. This may sound like no big deal but when it comes to repair it makes a world of difference
How much cost to fix a iPad cracked screen?
The LCD is the part of the screen that shows the picture, just like a TV or Monitor. It’s the most expensive part of any screen assembly. When the front glass is cracked on an iPad that has separate parts, it’s an inexpensive repair. But when the parts are fused together it becomes more expensive because both need to be replaced. So I found out why my iPad Air 2 cracked screen costs twice as much to repair than my son’s iPad Air. The difference between the two was how the screen assembly was constructed. Even though my LCD was not broken, it had to be replaced. My wife and I agreed to make sure we let the kids only use the iPad that has separate glass and LCD. Because even if it’s in a case they still find a way to crack the iPad screen.
What to do if you crack your tablet screen?
There are so many different types of tablets on the market these days and finding a place that can fix them can be daunting. The most common tablet screen repair requires fixing the glass screen. When people refer to a broken “screen” it usually consists of just the glass digitize screen , which controls the touch function but it could also include the LCD which shows the picture.
The majority of tablet screen repairs fix the glass digitize screen only. Sometimes the LCD also needs to be replaced which will make the repair more expensive. Let’s take a look at some common types of tablet screen repairs on the market.
The Apple iPad is probably the most common type of tablet screen repair most repair shops see. There are close to 10 different models of iPads on the market today and replacing the glass screen and LCD can range from being affordable to it being cheaper to replace the tablet. For example, the iPad mini has the glass and LCD separate so if the glass is cracked and you can still see the picture all you need to fix is the glass or digitizer screen.
Where are get your tablet screen repair?
In contrast, the iPad Air 2 has a screen assembly which means the glass digitize screen and the LCD are fused together, if one or the other is cracked then you’d need to replace both and that can be expensive. As a general rule, the LCD is the most expensive part of the screen assembly.
Another common tablet on the market is the Samsung Tablet known as the Tab. There are quite a few different Tab models on the market so if you need to have your Samsung tablet screen repair it’s best to know your exact model before you start shopping around for repair quotes.
The Samsung tablet is like the iPad, some of the models have a screen assembly together (glass & LCD) and some have separate glass digitize screens and separate LCD. And just like the iPad, some models are very affordable to fix while others are cheaper to just replace the tablet with another.
At Fixit Phone Repair, whether you need a tablet screen repair or an battery replacement, our techs have the skills and expertise to solve your tablet issue.