iPads, like many other devices, can be a pain when it comes to finding an adequate service that can provide a fair price for a screen repair. This rings especially true for the newer devices like the iPad 8th Generation. So where should you go? How much is a fair price? And what is the process taken for fixing a iPad 8th Gen screen?
That’s why in this blog, we will answer the question ‘How much does it cost to fix an iPad 8th Gen screen?’
The team at imFixed are here to provide you with premium solutions without the premium costs. We understand how significant our electronic devices are. That’s why we’ve made it our duty to help you with your devices.
The iPad 8th Generation
Released in September 2020, the 8th Generation of iPad was released. Surprisingly, there are many similar features on this model as its predecessor. The main difference between this and its previous model, however, is its processor. The iPad 8th Generation features an Apple A12 Bionic chip with neural engine.
In a nutshell, this makes the device perform, quicker, better and increases its processing capacity. You can see the full specifications for this device here.
Why are smart device screens so weak?
Smart devices almost exclusively operate with a touchscreen. For touchscreens to be effective, and have the required sensitivity needed for regular phone usage, it needs to be made from a material that allows for sensitivity, whilst remaining transparent.
As a result, most, smart devices opt for a glass screen, as this is the best conduit to use to not compromise on the sensitivity required for a modern touchscreen. This is done at the detriment of the screen being easily breakable, due to the fragility of glass.
Can tablet devices get cases?
Yes, cases and screen protectors are available to get for iPads and other tablet devices.
Cases protect the body of the iPad by absorbing some of the damage that the iPad would have ended up taking. Screen protectors have the same function. However, some screen protectors are far better than others.
Some screen protectors protect against scratches, whilst others do that, as well as take the brunt of damage that would have otherwise cracked your screen. This is a glass screen protector.
How much does it cost to fix an iPad 8th Generation Screen?
The team at imFixed only charge £120 in order to fix an iPad 8th Generation screen, screens can not be repaired in individual areas, they must be replaced. Considering this, it is an extremely affordable and fair price despite the fact it is a fairly recent device.
- We assess the severity of the damage on the screen, and check to see if there are cracks on the body of the iPad.
- We loosen and separate the screen from the back casing of the iPad.
- The next step is that we remove the screen, making sure to safely disconnect any connective wiring between the screen and the circuit board.
- We assess the internal workings to see if there are any other issues that can contribute to your screen being faulty.
- After this, we carefully attach the replacement screen and all the relevant connections on the circuit board.
- We test the screen to see if it works before fully reattaching.
- Once we know the screen is working, we securely reattach the iPad screen to its backing.
If there are any further damages that we find during our process that needs repair, we will get in contact with you. Of course, additional work will contribute to a higher repair cost.
What can cause my screen to crack?
There are a multitude of factors that will cause a iPad screen to crack, or become damaged, here are the most common causes.
- Dropping the device
- Applying too much weight/pressure onto the device.
- Bending the device.
- Water damage.
- Hitting the screen.
Can I still use a screen if it’s cracked?
Yes. Of course, some cracks are much more severe than others, but lighter cracks will not prevent you from being able to use your iPad. However, you should keep in mind that the crack is now a weak point on your screen, and any further damage can break the device even further, possibly to a point where it is irreparable.
We advise having your screen fixed immediately upon discovering a crack on the screen, and purchase a glass screen protector and a durable case to prevent further cracks and breakage.
Getting repairs from apple
If you are beyond your manufacturer warranty, or the issue is caused by something not covered by your warranty, then yes, you will be charged for a repair.
According to Apple’s website, a repair for a iPad 8th generation that isn’t a battery issue, costs an estimated £279. This price can either increase or decrease after they have obtained the specific details they require from you and assessed the level of damage.
Apple does have an additional support plan for your Apple devices, called AppleCare+ which greatly subsidises the cost of phone repairs and gives you access to more support services. For this particular model of iPad, the cost of repair with an AppleCare+ plan is an estimated £39.
Services include 24-hour priority calling, however, you still have to pay a monthly fee of £9.99, this might not be worth it for some, along with a cheaper price to repair the fault at hand.
Are refurbished iPads worth it?
Absolutely, refurbished iPads have the benefit of being refurbished by Apple themselves. This results in the device being cleaned externally, internally, to a high degree of meticulous detail. This includes testing the operating software, making necessary updates etc. The end result is a device that is essentially as good as new, and is repaired, tested and approved by the manufacturer.
This differs from devices that are pre-owned and sold, most pre-owned devices (depending on the seller) have had a superficial clean and a factory reset, rather than repair. So even though a refurbished device could cost more than a pre-owned device, the difference in quality can be stark.
Schedule an iPad repair today
Whatever device, model, or issue you have, imFixed is here to help you get it back up and running. Just pop in or call for collection if you’re in the Greater Manchester area to have your phone repaired and handed back to you on the same day.
Or, post your device to us from elsewhere in the UK for just £9.99 extra, and have your device repaired and delivered back to your door within 2-3 working days!
What are you waiting for? Get your device repaired today!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regarding our expert services, or products. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to get in touch to get complete peace of mind.
Within this blog, we hope to have answered the question ‘How much does it cost to fix an iPad 8th Gen screen?’ while providing all the information you need. In addition to all the relevant services that you need to make an informed decision when it comes to your smart devices.
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