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It’s bedtime, and the last thing you have to do before hitting the hay is plug in your iPad so it can charge. Maybe you’ll even set an alarm so you can be up in time for work in the morning. That done, you turn down the covers and say goodnight.
The next morning, you find yourself late for work because the alarm on your iPad never went off. You rush for a shower and breakfast, and on your way out, you grab your iPad, only to find that it won’t turn on – the battery never charged!
While iPads are durable and reliable devices, issues do sometimes arise, such as a charging port that has malfunctioned. These kinds of problems often occur with no notice, leaving you without an iPad when you least expect it.
If you use your tablet for school or work, you’ll feel the pressure of needing a repair more than anybody.
Can You Fix This On Your Own? Probably Not.
Unlike previous generations, we have the ability to jump online and search for cures to all that ail us. Whether you’re suffering from food poisoning, a case of boredom or an iPad that won’t charge, you can usually find a fix (or three) with a simple Google search.
While in the internet is without a doubt a wonderful resource, it can sometimes cause us to overestimate our abilities.
After watching a few YouTube videos, you may feel as if prying/opening up your iPad to swap out the charging dock is as easy as replacing a leaky faucet or installing a new printer. First, have you ever tried replacing a faucet? It’s not nearly as easy as you might think.
Second, an iPad is full of sensitive parts and little pieces. When you open one up, you have to be extremely diligent in what you touch and where you apply pressure to ensure that you don’t cause further damage. Do you think that a how-to guide can really prepare you for that?
Other Common Issues
Another port that you may have trouble with is your headphone jack. Depending on how often you plug in a pair of headphones, this could be an issue that goes a long time before you realize it. And of course, it’s the biggest of inconveniences when you finally need the privacy and can’t take it.
The brain behind your iPad is its motherboard. Unsurprisingly, this is another component that can also fail. Sometimes, issues arise after you’ve dropped your iPad; other times, you might encounter them after accidentally exposing your tablet to water. And of course, there are times when they break with no apparent reason.
When your iPad is out of warranty or you come across a problem that wouldn’t be covered anyway, this is when your imagination tends to run wild. You might think, you’ve already spent several hundred dollars on your iPad, and you don’t want to spend several hundred more to get it fixed.
This is a reasonable response. What isn’t a reasonable response is thinking that you suddenly have the skills and expertise to take apart your tablet and fix it yourself.
The Best Fix for All Models
No matter whether you’re the owner of a first gen or the latest iPad, there’s really only one thing you should ever consider doing when you’re in for a repair job, and that’s to let an expert handle it.
If, for some reason, you want to kid yourself into thinking that repairs aren’t all that complicated, try Googling a picture of an iPad interior. Take in just how many chips and processors and tiny, tiny parts there are, and then think about how easy it would be to really, really mess things up.
Once you’ve regained your sensibilities, call up a Nassau County iPad repair specialist. Whatever the issue you’re having, they’ve dealt with them before, and they have the skills and parts needed to quickly fix your iPad.