Anyone here who's repaired their ipad 2? How much will this damage cost me?

blow45

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The ipad is otherwise just fine, it's just this bump and the rest 3/4 of the frame are intact with the plastic on (those things are pretty robust btw, cause it was flung to the ground after argument with girlfriend and flung with vengeance)

Should I go with apple (apple authorized repair to be exact) or go for a third party in terms of cost and quality? Thanks guys.
 

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Rodster

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I'd call Apple or a local Apple re-seller and ask how much.

Me personally, if it still works OK then i'd live with it, put some tape on the outer edge of the case and buy a Folio case, problem solved. Take the money you'd spend on the repair and put it towards a new iPad.
 

noteple

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Back housing from a third party would be around $170 not including shipping and any other internal parts that might be damaged.

I would see if Apple would replace it with another one that you know is working and under warranty for a similar price.
 

blow45

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Kids, porn is something you hide from your moms, in relationships there are actually important things that people argue about.

I'd call Apple or a local Apple re-seller and ask how much.

Me personally, if it still works OK then i'd live with it, put some tape on the outer edge of the case and buy a Folio case, problem solved. Take the money you'd spend on the repair and put it towards a new iPad.
Sadly, I think the problem with the front panel is becoming progressively worse as the thing's lost its integrity. :)

Back housing from a third party would be around $170 not including shipping and any other internal parts that might be damaged.

I would see if Apple would replace it with another one that you know is working and under warranty for a similar price.
Wow that expensive? I ll get in touch with apple first and see what happens...

Anyone here fixed their ipad via a third party repair team and have any experience if they did a good job or not?
 

ixodes

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I must be lucky.

It's been three weeks of daily fun using mine as a frisbee. But then again I have a nice soft lawn.

Perhaps I should stop tossing it through the air while I'm still ahead?

Who said iPads aren't durable :)
 

blow45

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I must be lucky.

It's been three weeks of daily fun using mine as a frisbee. But then again I have a nice soft lawn.

Perhaps I should stop tossing it through the air while I'm still ahead?

Who said iPads aren't durable :)
lol, quit while you are ahead! Wooden floor did it for me at the end, should have been arguing in the back garden instead!
 

Jackintosh

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This is why you want a good protective case that covers all four sides and corners well in the first place. But you could still get one now, and not notice the dent.
 

Dhelsdon

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My last argument went something like this..

Girlfriend: blah blah blah
Me: Hahah your crazy woman!
*Girlfriend picks up Macbook Pro, ready to throw it*
Me: Your right, I am wrong.. Everything you said is right, I feel terrible!
 

blow45

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My last argument went something like this..

Girlfriend: blah blah blah
Me: Hahah your crazy woman!
*Girlfriend picks up Macbook Pro, ready to throw it*
Me: Your right, I am wrong.. Everything you said is right, I feel terrible!
lol!
 

blow45

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I return triumphant...the solution to a man's problems (and may this be a lesson to the virgins here) is only a hammer away boys (well and some glue). Fixed the mf, and from the front it looks almost as good as new.

Lesson learned though, next time I m getting a new gf so I don't have to get a new ipad. :)

I ll maybe post some pics later...got to run now, have a great job post I need to apply for, with a great salary and humane working conditions (including a great bonus package: suicide safety nets), you guessed it, it's at my local foxconn factory.
 

Rodster

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I return triumphant...the solution to a man's problems (and may this be a lesson to the virgins here) is only a hammer away boys (well and some glue). Fixed the mf, and from the front it looks almost as good as new.

Lesson learned though, next time I m getting a new gf so I don't have to get a new ipad. :)

I ll maybe post some pics later...got to run now, have a great job post I need to apply for, with a great salary and humane working conditions (including a great bonus package: suicide safety nets), you guessed it, it's at my local foxconn factory.
Good job, now go buy yourself a good folio case and you'll forget it ever happened. :cool:

EDIT: Don't forget that in the Foxconn factory, workers don't toss their iPads, they toss themselves. :D
 

blow45

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Good job, now go buy yourself a good folio case and you'll forget it ever happened. :cool:

EDIT: Don't forget that in the Foxconn factory, workers don't toss their iPads, they toss themselves. :D
probably shouldn't be laughing about these poor guys (sorry universe and god, I don't mean bad) but very lol. :D

I got me a case today. :) I am getting a new gf soon. ;)
 
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