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What's the best source for replacement glass for ipad 3

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by maxipad, Feb 18, 2013.

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    Well, my son played too hard and broke the glass of my 3rd gen ipad. Id rather not give apple the $150+ to repair the unit and believe I can repair it myself. I've seen a variety of sources - mostly on ebay- which provide replacement glass for around $40 more or less but I'm wondering about the quality of the part. Can someone out there please refer me to a reliable source for quality replacement glass for my white ipad 3? Thanks

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    Try going to iFixit. They have parts and video tutorials on how to repair your iPad. They also sell the special tools necessary. http://www.ifixit.com/
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    iFixit has generally good reviews, but may still be a little pricey. You could also try local iPad repair shops, not sure where you are but every city has one (e.g. Philadelphia has several screen repair shops in South Philly).
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    They may be more expensive than other suppliers, but you'll get genuine Apple replacement parts.
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    Ifixit has the part for $100 which is substantially higher than the $45 part on eBay. Further, it's not clear whether the part is an OEM part or a reproduction/copy. At $100 (plus additional outlay for tools and adhesive) it doesn't make sense to self repair- apple will fix it for $150. An other suggestions?

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