iPads have got to be the most easy to break of the Apple Range, they feature a large screen which will smash very easily if the iPad is dropped. Another problem with the iPad, especially the 2,3 & 4th generation is that the aluminium case is very soft and will bend if the iPad is dropped on its corner. Before a new screen can be fitted the case needs to be repaired so the screen will sit flush. Sometimes you can bend the case back but if the damage is to great then a new case will be needed which would typically cost £120.00 on the top of the price of a new screen.
iPad repairs should be carried out by high quality companies only.
A general rule of thumb with iPads is not to drop them! Screens can be replaced for around £80-£90 depending on your version. Just like with iPhones its very important to have your iPad repaired by a reputable company. Fitting a new screen requires skill, compressed air and cleaning chemicals to remove marks and dust from the inside of the LCD and screen, if this is not done then you will see dust specs and smudges under your screen which will be very annoying!
Other common iPad Repairs are things such as the home button and power button repair. Just like with the iPhone these buttons are used alot and you should expect to pay £50-£70 for these repairs. It costs more than iPhone repairs because the iPad screen needs to be removed and resealed which takes much longer and is a more involved process.
Unfortunately iPhones are easily broken – Sometimes just dropping your iPhone can make it end up with a smashed screen or even worse a bent frame and smashed screen. The good news is that iPhones can be repaired relatively easily. After market parts are readily available meaning there is no need to take the phone back to Apple and pay extortionate amounts. Typically iPhone 4 or 4S screens can be repaired from £49.99 and iPhone 5 screens can be repaired from £99.99.
iPhone Repair Services
Its very important to carefully select the company that will repair your phone as the work requires a great deal of care and attention and also the quality of aftermarket parts varies quite alot. For example you can pick iPhone 4 screens up off ebay for around £12.00 but these use very poor quality LCD screens and poor quality digitizers meaning that your iPhone will look and respond nothing like it used to. For a high end screen which is identical to the original Apple one you need to be looking to spend around £25.00 – if you find the right supplier then these will have the original Apple LCD and top quality digitizer meaning that once repaired you will notice no difference to the original Apple screen.
So finding a company that uses high quality parts is essential, you then need that matched with a company that is competent in carrying out iPhone Repairs to a very high standard which requires certain equipment.
Of course screens are not the only part to need replacing on the iPhone – with the iPhone 4 and 4S common parts to fail are the home button and power button, these parts get used alot and the internal switches wear out over time. Just like the screen it is a repairable part and these parts can be replaced by an experienced repair company for around £30-£40 and should take no more that 45 minutes.