Professional Scratch repair?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tps3443, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. tps3443 macrumors 6502

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    Is there a professional scratch removal company I can mail devices to? I’d pay a premium for this.
     
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    There are some surfaces on the iPad where scratches can not be removed, even BT professionals.
     
  4. tps3443 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The scratch is on the glass screen. It almost resembles a letter, so it is pretty ugly.

    My kids snuck in to my bedroom and got this one, even though it is off limits. They have there own iPad and it was dead.
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I’m going to say your only options are to have the screen replaced or live with it. I would suggest a tempered glass screen protector but it sounds like the scratch is too deep and would still be visible..
     
  6. tps3443 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks, this is what I figured.
     
  7. kristalsoldier macrumors 6502

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    Wow! It costs A$709 to replace the screen of the 10.5” here in Australia! And a brand new one costs A$ 979 (including taxes) for the 64GB wifi only model!!
     
  8. tps3443 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already have AppleCare+ Premium on it, so I was already covered in the event I crack the screen lol.

    It is only a $50.00 deductible.

    The screen is only scratched though, nothing that serious.

    But, I bought a new iPad Pro cellular 1TB on eBay. So, I’m selling this one as used.
     
  9. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    Your original post said you were willing to pay a premium to have the scratch repaired. But you have Apple Care + that could fix it for $49. Why be willing to pay a premium when you can get it replaced relatively cheap with Apple Care? I feel like I missed something in this thread. lol
     
  10. tps3443 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    AppleCare + premium only covers a cracked screen. For a $50 deposit.. What are you missing?

    My screen is only scratched..

    Or should I purposefully crack it and file a claim?

    Yes, I’d pay a premium if someone could remove a scratch. That’d be easy, keeping my same screen. And not having someone take my iPad apart. Not to mention, the screen I have now is perfect. Abnormally high in brightness above 600 nits, no distorted edges, and even backlight without bleeding.
     
  11. tps3443 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So your saying apple care covers scratches?
     
  12. kristalsoldier macrumors 6502

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    I was wrong. Apple Care does not cover cosmetic damages. A scratch is, by their definition, a cosmetic damage.
     
  13. tps3443, Feb 24, 2019
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    Ok, so @RevTEG since you were missing something.

    AppleCare+ does not cover cosmetic damage. That is why I started this thread.
     

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