If you have picked up your iPad recently and somehow managed to damage it already, you can probably take it to an Apple Store near you to see what they can do for you. Of course, Apple is not going to fix your iPad in every situation. In those cases, you’ve got three choices. You can either find a third party company to fix your iPad, buy a new iPad, or fix your iPad yourself. It’s actually not that difficult if you now what you are doing and have the right tools to get the job done.
Here are 12 things you are going to need to repair your iPad:
Scosche screenCLEAN Screen Cleaner kit for iPad: having a few fingerprints on your iPad here or there is not the worst thing that can happen to your tablet. Nevertheless, you can use this chemical to get rid of them easily.
iPad Replacement LCD screen display: if you have damaged your iPad’s display, you are going to need one of these. It’s not cheap though.
iPad Front Glass Panel Digitizer Touch Screen: if you have somehow managed to do a major damage to your iPad’s touch-screen, you are going to need one of these.
iPad Volume Button: it’s pretty self-explanatory. This is a replacement volume button for your iPad just in case you have somehow damaged it.
Home button holder for iPad: comes handy if you are doing some repair in the front side of your iPad (fixing your home button or reassembling your device).
iPad Home Button Replacement: what good is your home button holder if you don’t have a replacement part for your home button.
iPad back cover: a replacement back plate for your iPad. This works with the WiFi models. You are going to need a separate plate for iPad 3G.
iPad Vibrator Button: yet another piece of the puzzle if you want to make your iPad work as it did the first day.
Apple iPad Power Button: essentially replaces the button at the top right side of your iPad.
iPad Screw Set: if you are opening your iPad or are just dreaming about it, you are going to need these. You never know when you are going to need them.
iPad SIM Card Tray Replacement: replaces your damaged SIM card tray in your iPad. Useful if you have been naughty with your iPad and damaged your tray (trying to hack things and all).
38 PC Micro Precision Screwdriver set: since you are dealing with a fragile piece of technology, you want to be as precise as possible when operating on your iPad. This tool-set has everything you need to open up your iPad and get things done.
These replacement parts tend to go out of stock fast. They may show up on eBay from time to time. There are also third party iPad repair companies that do the job for you if you feel uncomfortable opening up your tablet. It’s nice to have options, isn’t it?