iPad Repair—Don’t Try Fixing It On Your Own

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.

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iPad 4 and iPad Mini Release

So we are finally seeing the new iPad Mini hit the market. What does everyone think so far? It’s our prediction that the iPad Mini is going to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. With kids all over the world drooling over their parents and siblings iPads every parent is going to have to answer the call of today’s technology savvy adolescent.

Kids are growing up with cutting edge technology both in the classroom and at home. Many parents can afford or see the value in purchasing their kid a $500+ iPad 2, 3, or 4. So the solution is simple, purchase an iPad Mini for them. The Mini is smaller and can fit small hands better, it’s easier to carry and it’s also a cheaper product. Parents looking to not break the budget will be eyeing the Mini this year and Apple knows it. They couldn’t revolutionize the iPad so why not make it smaller, more portable and more convenient.

So what about the iPad 4? Where does the newest member of the iPad lineup fit into the lives of new users and existing users. We may see some iPad 1 users start to embrace the newer technology and pass down their iPad 1’s to their kids. Is the iPad 1 obsolete at this point? We don’t think so, it still performs many of the initial functions that drew us to the tablet when it was first released initially. The performance benefit can be the main reason for people to upgrade. The screen is also a plus embracing the newer screen technology found in the 3. What about iPad 2 and 3 owners?  I still think both of these products are great and the need to upgrade to a 4 might not be as necessary if you own either of these two devices. Perhaps when Apple introduces the 5 at some point in the future may we see a larger move over to the newer technology. Apple does need to add some significant hardware upgrades to the next models. We really need to see a hdmi, SD card slot or something to make the product competitive to some of the Android tablets. We have seen the Android tablets start to dominate when it comes to available features that are built in.

In any event, all these devices are bound to break and you will at some point need assistance from a repair center. The Repair Sharks, www.repairsharks.com will be here to help whenever you need assistance. Give us a call or visit our website for more information.