March 2nd, 2011
When the iPad 2 was released on March 11th, we were there. We were one of the first companies to teardown the iPad 2 and begin offering replacement parts and repair service.
Our iPad 2 Parts store has all of the internal components needed for self repair. We’ll be carrying all of the parts for the Wi-Fi and 3G models. ( Model #s A1395)
For those not up to self repair, we have a Send-In service for iPad 2 Service. The cost for the service is $30 labor + part cost.
Here is the final result of our iPad 2 Take Apart done on March 11th.
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Within minutes of the new iPad 2 being announced, we began fielding several calls on whether we’ll repair them and if we’ll be carrying iPad 2 parts when they come out. It’s understandable for our resellers to be asking, but why are individuals already anticipating breaking their new iPads?
It’s assumed the device will be just as serviceable as the original iPad. If that’s the case, we’d assume the same components will be replaceable for the iPad 2 as for the original iPad. Several leaked images prior to the release, specifically of glass digitizers, also show that this will likely be the case. Likely the most popular replacement will be the iPad 2 Glass digitizer panel, as that is the most popular repair on the iPad, second to the LCD, battery, and casing in that order.
So to answer the question, yes we will offer iPad 2 parts and iPad repair, likely from the first day they hit the streets. And yes, we’ll have our usual take apart of the device and will be posting the video shortly after the launch, so keep an eye on the site for that.