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  1. hollygrove

    hollygrove Oakley Beginner

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    Hey people. My 3 yr old son has just tripped over holding my iPad, landed on it and cracked the screen :(. The iPad itself works fine, touch screen etc all ok it's just badly cracked. I've been told a replacement is up to £360!! As the iPad 2 is a complete unit so the screen cannot simply be replaced. I've also read that people have been given a replacement free of charge as a good will gesture from apple stores but apparently this is at store discretion...I was just curious if anyone has been in a similar situation? How much did you pay? Free replacement? Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance ( please no1 telling how much of an idiot I am for letting my 3yr old play with it in the first place) lol
     
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  2. xInZax

    xInZax Gascan Addict

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    This actually happened with my Mom's iPad 1. She dropped it while she was cooking (used it as a recipe guide I guess) and the screen got cracked. However, the touch screen wouldn't work where it got cracked. She took it in and coincidentally, we JUST bought my Macbook Pro about 2 weeks before that and she went to talk to the same salesman. They ended up giving her a discounted iPad 2. I'm not actually sure how much she was discounted, but they were really nice about it apparently. I know this isn't much help, but I would go and talk to them. Play the sympathy card haha. Do they offer warranties with the iPad? Some girl spilled a beer on my Macbook in college and I was able to get it replaced through Applecare.
     
  3. hollygrove

    hollygrove Oakley Beginner

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    Warranty doesn't cover accidental damage.lol..their sneaky bastards ain't they...from what you've said and from what I'm reading from other posts on the net, it seems like its just a case of luck. Think I might make an appointment with one of the "geniuses" at an apple store and give them a sob story. Hope I get lucky n get a nice sympathetic guy.lol. I don't mind paying for the damage, not at all but I ain't payin 360, that's madness, I'd be reluctant to pay over 100 tbh, especially as I reckon the iPad 3 is gonna drop around June. Cheers for the response man.
     
  4. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

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    Try checking eBay for spare digitizers and screens, and youtube for walk throughs on how to DIY. You could also google replacements parts. Do a little research on the net and you'll be amazed at the things you'll be able to do yourself. Saves a ton of time and money.
     
  5. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    After all is said and done.....Invest in the new otterbox defender case for the ipad.... Yes it makes it a little thicker, but its worth it in the end
     
  6. hollygrove

    hollygrove Oakley Beginner

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    I looked at the DIY option but it voids warranty obviously...think im gonna try my luck at an apple store, see what they say. If they want a loads money I'll just claim on house insurance, still 250 excess like. I'm deffos gonna invest in a protective case aswell. Kicking myself for not doing it in the first place
     
  7. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

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    Yeah, any DIY will void the warranty. My 3yr old daughter plays with our iPad all the time and navigates it better than Grandpa and Grandma :rolleyes:. Isn't it amazing what they can absorb at such a young age! Btw, since your unfortunate incident, I maybe looking into an otterbox also. Good luck!
     
  8. hollygrove

    hollygrove Oakley Beginner

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    It's so weird that you said that..my son is amazing with the iPad, both me and my girlfriend have one and he navigates it so well.. He goes to the app store n looks for games he might like then asks us to buy them, he loves jetpack joyride and sonic racing and he's awesome at both..much better than his mother.lol. I think it's a lot to do with what your brought up on, iPads are designed to be as easy to use as possible so it isn't really much of a stretch for a child to get to grips with it quite easily..I remember my dad getting a Sega mega drive when I was little and i kicked ass on it, you learn quicker as a child aswell. It's just a shame that kids are clumsy as fcuk.lol. I daren't imagine whats gonna be about when my son is my age
     
  9. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

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    So true, so true! My daughter amazes me all the time, and I'm sure it's a "normal" thing for kids her age, but the things she does or says sometimes is...amazing, LOL. She just started preschool a few months ago, and within a few weeks she already knew the names and faces of each of her classmates (I think there's 18-19 total kids). Now she can identify them by written name (without a photo)...I'm sure she's not actually reading the names, but rather recognizing the shapes of the letters and somehow matching them up with what's in her memory. Huh, I guess that is reading, hahaha! Simply amazing!

    When we let her use the iPad, she's allowed to play learning games or intellectual games which suit her age. Once in a while we'll allow her some free play (coloring, story books, etc.). She's also bilingual, so she plays with Japanese iPad games also. I hope I'm still here to see what technology my grandchildren will have to play and learn with.
     
  10. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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