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i have my sons iPad Air that half the video screen is dead. The touch still works.
Is there any sense in sending in for repair or move on?
 

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cobracnvt

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Probably "Move on". Apple charges $249 to repair that screen. A third party screen repair may cost less, but Apple's latest low cost iPads would be a better use of that $249, because you would end up with an entirely new device.
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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Probably "Move on". Apple charges $249 to repair that screen. A third party screen repair may cost less, but Apple's latest low cost iPads would be a better use of that $249, because you would end up with an entirely new device.

Completely agree.
 

azentropy

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Jul 19, 2002
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iOS 12 does bring back some performance on the original Air, but yeah probably time to move on. The 2018 iPad goes on sale for just a tad more than what it would cost to replace the screen/swap out the Air and is dramatically better. The 2017 iPad were being cleared out for around the same price as a screen repair/swap out or even less and you still might be able to track one down (walmart seems to go in/out of stock for $249).

What "might" be worth fixing it is if your Air is a cellular model with like the free 200mb T-Mobile plan that can't be transferred. That is one reason why I've kept my original Air around as a "backup" device.
 
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rui no onna

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The 2017 iPad were being cleared out for around the same price as a screen repair/swap out or even less and you still might be able to track one down (walmart seems to go in/out of stock for $249).
Another avenue is Apple certified refurbs for $239/32GB. Granted, they sell out rather quickly, too.
 
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