How to change an iPad screen?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stevejob$$$, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I bought a second hand iPad today, and got a killer deal because the screen has some cracks in the top corner (only over the bezel though, and it's the top that is cracked, not the LCD). I was just going to tape it up, but I wonder if anyone has any experience replacing these?

    Apple want £300+ change to do the job, but that's not worth it in my opinion. Does anyone know where I can buy the genuine apple part in the UK, and how easy it is to pop the existing one off and put a new one on?

    Cheers

    EDIT: It's a 32GB 3G by the way, if that makes any difference, and the cracks are near where the top goes black for the 3G receiver).
     
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    Batt

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    Duct tape it and forget it.
     
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    cloroxbleach4

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    Never changed a screen out before, but you could look at the parts at www.cnn.cn
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Get a case that covers it
     
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    Have a look on UK Ebay for "iPad digitizer". They are going for £70-100 there. I am looking to replace the glass as well as I have a really bad scratch on the screen and not up for paying £300 to apple to replace it...
     
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