Apple Store iPad battery repair

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DTphonehome, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    If I have an iPad mini 2 with a broken screen and a battery doesn't hold a charge, but I just want them to repair the battery ($99 as per Apple), will they swap out the whole iPad? Or will they just change the battery? I can live with the broken screen, but would be nice if they change out the whole unit and I get a free screen repair out of it.
     
  2. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Due to the way the iPad screens are glued in place, as far as I know all iPad AppleCare claims are just device swaps. They do no in store repairs for iPad.
     
  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. Thanks. Then why would anyone pay $199 for a screen repair when they can just pay $99 for a battery repair and get the screen repaired to boot?
     
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  5. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. So I guess they can insist on repairing the screen and charging the full 199.
     
  6. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Theoretically but I've
    Ah right sorry, I for some reason assumed this would be done as an AppleCare Plus claim. If it's not then other fees will apply if your device has damage.
     

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