Sometimes you get lucky and the rep will give you a free replacement. It's hit and miss, though. If they won't replace it for free, there's nothing you can do, since the iPad is out of warranty.
Originally Posted by newperson
Are you saying that Apple should extend the warranty to cover this problem? How much free extra warranty do you feel Apple should give away?
Originally Posted by Techi3
The OP's problem was almost certainly hardware related and if it had occurred within the warranty period, he would have received a free replacement.