iPad 2 screen replacement ideas?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tballsak, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Tballsak macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I've had my iPad 2 for as long as I can remember. This year though,(dont know when it happened) i found a crack in my iPad 2s screen. I'm one of those people when a picture frame is crooked you have to fix it. That's what it feels like when I use the iPad which I'm on constantly. I have two ideas of what I should do. 1: Send it to apple to get the screen fixed. 2: When the the new iPad that is bound to come out this year comes out, I will sell the old iPad 2 and buy a iPad 4 because the price will be lower and that is one of the newest iPads. Please leave a reply to this with you opinions on what i should do.
     
  2. ihakim macrumors member

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    If you are planning on getting the iPad 4 relatively soon, it doesn't make sense to pay apple for the repair. Do it yourself or just live with it.
     
  3. RadDave macrumors regular

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    For the OP, not sure what Apple would charge for this repair, but check iFixit HERE if you are considering a repair yourself - $120 or so @ that site for the parts/kit. Of course, the other issue if the screen is not repaired concerns the re-sale value (I'd want a reduced price and would also worry that the device had been dropped - assume it is working fine?). So, these are issues that only you can really decide - appears that you will be getting a 'new' iPad, so the main question is how much you may make on the iPad 2 depending on its repair status? Good luck - :)
     
  4. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you the main character from Memento? The iPad 2 came out like 2 years ago... :D

    In all seriousness, though, I would just tough it out until the fall. When I sold my iPad 2 last year, I saw loads of broken/cracked screen iPads on eBay going for nearly full price. Even broken Apple products hold value, evidently. :cool:
     
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Based on what I can see on eBay. It's better to sell as is. You'll get around $100 to $160 for it. If you attempt to replace the screen, you'll spend around $120 and that will only raise the value to about $240.
     

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