How much does it cost to repair an iPad?
Completing an iPad repair, especially on models like the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad Mini 4 and iPad Mini 5th generation , is an intricate process that requires a careful step-by-step process in order to ensure it is done correctly and without error. Certain iPad models, including the iPad Pro, the newer iPad Air 2 and the others listed above, contain something that is referred to as a laminated display. A laminated display simply means that the LCD display and the touch screen glass is fused together in a single layer instead of being two separate layers like you would see with non-laminated iPad models like the iPad 1st generation through to the iPad 7th generation, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3. When the screen on a laminated iPad model becomes damaged, it requires a full LCD display and touch screen glass replacement which makes the repair process more advanced. This is why a repair on a newer iPad model is more expensive. It’s not a rip off, we promise! iPad repairs range from 80-250 euro depending on model, type of repair and severity of damage.
How long does it take to repair an iPad?
At ifixmarbella Repair, we follow a thorough multi-step repair process that starts by verifying the battery and charging port on the iPad are working properly, along with inspecting for further damages and issues that may not have initially been noticed by the owner. If any further issues are seen, for example, the iPad needs a battery replacement, the customer is notified before proceeding to ensure all problems with their device are resolved. If there are any issues with the charging port, it may require specialty soldering services by one of our Tech Gurus. The high quality replacement laminated screens we use come from the manufacturer preassembled with the LCD display and touch screen glass fused together creating the entire front panel that will be replaced during the iPad repair process. We use two layers of top quality adhesive to adhere the glass to the frame, ensuring that everything remains attached and in the right place, and in working condition for years to come. Following the replacement of the iPad’s broken screen, all of the device’s functions are tested numerous times to ensure that all internal connections with the device are properly made. The secondary features to be tested include but are not limited to the camera, speakers, fingerprint sensor or face identification (if applicable), charging port and wireless charging connector (if applicable).
At iFixmarbella Repair, we go even further than other repair companies to check such things as the Bluetooth connectivity and other customer accessories are in proper working order as part of our complete iPad post-repair diagnostic. It is important to keep in mind that if your facial recognition or fingerprint identification was not functioning before the repair, it may have been a result of the damage to the laminated touch screen glass and LCD display. We take all necessary steps to ensure all aspects of your iPad are repaired during the process and will work with you if further services are needed such as a battery replacement. Although a majority or charging and battery issues may require soldering, sometimes it may be your charging cord. It is always important to make sure that you are utilizing quality chargers and accessories that are supported and rated for your specific iPad. For example, we carry MFI certified iPad chargers. Regardless of any iPad repair needs you may have, we offer a free diagnostic to pinpoint all possible issues to ensure that your repair gets done with the utmost quality and fastest turnaround time possible for your complete satisfaction. iPad repair generally takes 30 mins – 2 hours depending on model and repair. But no worries, we’ll give you a loaner phone and call you when it’s done.
It is also important to note that any iPad frame damage will require your device to be reshaped in order for the new display to lay flush and avoid re-damaging the screen. Any frame damage will be assessed during the initial diagnostic and will be explained by your Tech Guru. Repairs on non-laminated iPad models will also go through a similar repair process as the laminated models. The main difference between laminated and non-laminated devices is that the touch screen glass and LCD display are separated and not part of one combined front panel. During the diagnostic of a non-laminated iPad, the technician will be able to see if only the touch screen glass is damaged, which can lead to a more straightforward repair, or if the LCD display is also damaged, requiring both to be replaced.
Although both of these iPad repair processes are intricate, if your device has damage to the LCD screen or requires it to be replaced, it can be a much higher cost as this is the portion of your device that provides you with the actual picture display. All of our repairs come with a one-year warranty covering all part defects and with our wide range of accessories and tempered glass screen protectors, you can insure the longevity of your device. That is what professional iPad repair is.
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What is the most common problem for iPhones?
The most common problem for all models is a cracked iPhone screen which requires the glass to be replaced. We are known around town as the “fastest iPhone repair in Malaga” because all of our front glass replacements take only 15-20 minutes. The phone screen is one of the most fragile parts of an iPhone, leading to it being repaired more often than anything else. In order to keep up with the high demand for iPhone screen replacements, we keep a large stock of the highest grade LCDs for a wide range of models, from the iPhone 6 all the way up to the most current iPhone 11 Pro Max. Although broken and cracked glass screens are the most common problem for iPhones, there are things you can do to prevent this from happening. A high quality tempered glass screen protector has the ability to protect your phone from damage if you accidentally drop or scratch it. In addition to a tempered glass screen protector, a quality phone case can also increase your device’s protection from accidental damage and a cracked screen. We carry both tempered glass screen protectors as well as a large range of quality phone cases for all iPhone models at every one of our locations. To find out more, call a store near you.
Although all iPhones have the potential to succumb to battery problems, it is uncommon to see these problems in iPhones that are less than two years old. A majority of our battery replacements are done to increase the total usage time of a device from a full charge, as well as to stop the phone from shutting down prematurely when the battery level has not yet reached 1%. These two issues typically arise after two to three years of regular usage, depending on how well the iPhones battery is maintained. Leaving an iPhone plugged in for extended periods of time after it is fully charged and subjecting it to extreme temperatures are some of the ways a device less than two years of age can start having battery issues. Once an iPhone reaches three years of age, it is very common for it to need a battery replacement, a majority of the devices that come to one of our locations with battery issues are around this age. Currently, the most common iPhone models we see with battery issues are iPhone 6’s and iPhone 7’s, however in recent months we have started to see more iPhone 8’s and iPhone X’s have these problems.
If a person is having an issue with the charging port on their iPhone it can be the result of many different things, however, the most common issues we see related to iPhone charging ports is that they are clogged with dirt or debris, or a metallic object has gotten stuck in them causing a short circuit which renders the charging port useless. In either of these scenarios, replacing the charging port is the best way to bring your iPhone back to life and restore that factory fresh click you hear when you plug in the charger which tends to fade over time from plugging and unplugging the cord over and over again. Currently, we see iPhone 8’s, iPhone 7’s and iPhone 6’s needing charging port repairs more than any other models as it can take a couple years for the build-up of dirt and debris to become noticeable, however it can largely depend on the level of care you take with your device. As with most iPhone issues, proper care and prevention can delay these issues from happening for a much longer period of time. It is recommended that you take your iPhone into any of our locations for a low-cost internal cleaning to prevent your device from having any problems with the charging port.
Back Glass Damage
Starting with the iPhone 8 series going forward, these devices utilize a back glass panel instead of an aluminum back like some of the earlier iPhone models, which allow the device to use the wireless charging feature. Wireless charging requires the back of the phone to be made of this glass so the magnetic field from the wireless charger properly transfers power to the coils in the back of the device. Just like the front glass screen on these iPhone models, the rear glass is very delicate and can become broken or cracked very easily if proper care is not taken. Due to the nature of these glass backs being similar to a screen in terms of strength, structure, and potential exposure to physical damage, we see almost as many broken back glass iPhones as we see front glass screens. We utilize an intricate machine that uses a special laser to remove this glass without damaging the wireless charging coils inside the device, as well as the other more delicate aspects of the iPhone such as the camera. Because of the nature of the back glass, it is no surprise that we see many iPhone 8’s, iPhone X’s and iPhone 11’s needing both a front glass and rear glass repair. In fact, since the launch of the iPhone 11, we’ve seen almost the same volume of damages to this back glass as we have the front glass on the earlier models like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. Just like the delicate front glass screen, proper preventative measures such as a quality phone case can increase the longevity of your back glass and keep it from becoming cracked or scratched. You can pick up one of our top of the line iPhone cases and tempered glass screen protectors from any of our stores, as well as book your next iPhone repair.
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