So I dropped my iPad shortly after I bought it and it caused a crack on the screen. Originally it was just concentrated on the top left, and didn't affect the portion where I could see see (black border, I guess?) So I just put electrical tape over it and continued to use it. After a few months a crack through the iPad appeared (spider webbed?) which originated from the original contact point. I have bad OCD and can't use it without being constantly bothered by the crack. (I don't know how people use their phones and such with huge spiderwebbed cracks @_@ *shudder* ) ANYWAYS, I took it to microcenter to have it hopefully repaired for under $150. They said because of the following ding on the bottom right of the ipad: http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5914/20121121072757.jpg They would need to replace the whole casing and the repair would be $280. Considering I can get a refurbished one for Apple for $300 I politely declined. I then went to Apple to see if I would be one of the lucky few who gets a replacement for free or something, but nothing. The genius did say that I should go get it repaired form a 3rd party place since it would be cheap. I pointed out the ding and he said "They should be able to pull it back, replace the screen, and then ding it back" I don't mind the ding as much so I don't care if it was a little squished like that. So I am asking you guys if anyone knows if it's possible to have this repaired without a new casing? I also played with the thought of changing the screen myself so that's also a possibility. Take a day off and attempt to fix my own gadget.