iPad Cracked Screen: How to "repair" "fix"

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    iPad 2

    Screen cracked in the corner, many small pieces missing and also a crack going across.

    What can I do (coating) to prevent it from spreading?
    I'm thinking like an epoxy or so but it would be messy.
    Nail polish?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    As funny as this sounds, I would put a screen protector over it. It has a mild adhesive to the backside of the film and it may keep the cracks from spreading. I don't know what Apple charges for a swap out but have you thought about having it looked at by an Apple rep to see what it will cost?
     
  3. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The company does not want to spend $ fixing it and wants to use it as a spare unit for tech team. (I'm not in a position to tear it apart).
     
  4. blarivee, Jan 29, 2014
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    Other epoxies may leak into the display and do more damage, or affect optical clarify.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, definitely don't do that. Automotive epoxy WILL leak through and cause damage. That epoxy is designed for a multi-layer glass without any electronic sensors underneath, where presumably an udamaged plastic layer will stop the spread of that epoxy. On an smartphone or tablet, it's just going to leak through and make a gigantic mess.

    The suggestion to get a screen protector is your best bet at this point. It'll keep your fingers safe, and should keep all the shards in a stable position for a good while.
     
  6. bursthead macrumors 6502

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    I would go even further and recommend getting a glass screen protector. The thing is you want to reduce any bending on the screen. A plastic screen protector will be fine for a screen that doesn't see much use, but if you plan on using it day to day. You want something that isn't going to flex and will be more durable.
     
  7. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I plan on getting a stick on glass cover.

    The crack on the touch area of the screen is not bad, I will not mess with it.
    My concern was for a corner with lots of small pieces cracked and missing.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    That should work for now. How much does apple charge to replace/repair it? That may be a better long term solution.
     
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