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I don't know why you demand proof for something that is so obvious to prove that it can easily be done ... other than you are just trolling.

He wants proof that Apple charges $150, not that it's possible to DIY.
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Originally Posted by zrlan7710 View Post

Realistically, why would you even have a need to open a tablet. Repair? Apple does it almost always for free if you have warranty or whatever luck you have.


This^. The sad part is that people will blindly find a way to opposed this, anyways.
 
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He wants proof that Apple charges $150, not that it's possible to DIY.

Actually looking at the Apple site, he's right, it ISN'T $150. I stand corrected.

It's $219 ... IF they will fix it at all.

My iPad is not eligible for warranty service. What are my service options?
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Out-of-Warranty Service
If you own an iPad that is ineligible for warranty service but is eligible for Out-of-Warranty (OOW) Service, Apple will replace your iPad with an iPad that is new or equivalent to new in both performance and reliability for the Out-of-Warranty Service fee listed below.

iPad model Out-of-Warranty Service Fee
iPad mini $219
iPad 3rd, 4th generation $299
iPad 2, iPad $249
A $6.95 shipping fee will be added if service is arranged through Apple and requires shipping. All fees are in US dollars and are subject to local tax.

Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPad that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service.


And just an FYI, that site I listed above, will sell you iPad 3 replacement screens (new, never been used) for $52.99 and you can DIY. Or you can HOPE that Apple will replace it for you for $299. $53 vs $300. That's a HUGE price difference. But given Apple's trend with glue, they are making that more and more difficult to DIY ... just so they can get all the money themselves and cut out people fixing their OWN products in the hopes they will pay through the nose for a repair or sell them a new $600 iPad.

Basically, once again proving that Apple is greedy as sin.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 11/2/12 at 7:54am
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

From the comments you guys must be busting open your tablets and putting on after market heatsinks or something. Lets face it, almost no one cracks open a tablet to do anything with the internals.

That's the video that decided me getting a Nexus 7 over a TF300/used iPad. Screen replacement might take some doing but, after my warranty runs out , if the battery should go South, I'd be able to pretty much replace it myself with the tools I have around the house. The guys on xda are even working at a way to add in more storage space with a working Nexus 7. Considering the short basic warranties for tabs, having DIY options isn't always a bad thing.
 
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Basically, once again proving that Apple is greedy as sin.

then don't buy their products. problem solved.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Actually looking at the Apple site, he's right, it ISN'T $150. I stand corrected.
It's $219 ... IF they will fix it at all.
My iPad is not eligible for warranty service. What are my service options?
And just an FYI, that site I listed above, will sell you iPad 3 replacement screens (new, never been used) for $52.99 and you can DIY. Or you can HOPE that Apple will replace it for you for $299. $53 vs $300. That's a HUGE price difference. But given Apple's trend with glue, they are making that more and more difficult to DIY ... just so they can get all the money themselves and cut out people fixing their OWN products in the hopes they will pay through the nose for a repair or sell them a new $600 iPad.
Basically, once again proving that Apple is greedy as sin.

Why pay that much? After 1 year the product is worth less then that unless you break the screen
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Basically, once again proving that Apple is greedy as sin.

There is such a dichotomy in this thread.

On one hand people say:
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Boo hoo, I'm a poor kid who can't afford expensive work done on my ipad

What? You couldn't spend another $99 on AppleCare that, for all intents and purposes, covers just about anything you do to your device? Even if you dropkick the thing in front of an Apple Rep, they will probably just charge you the $50 replacement fee. My wife has had 5 (FIVE!) iPhone 4s because she is freakin' clumsy. Know how many she had to pay the $50 for? One.
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I'm sooo pooor
Why are you buying a high-end tablet, then?

Applecare extends your warranty 2 full years past purchase date. Two years after the fact, the device is basically worthless anyway (think of a gen1 iPad right now...)


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then don't buy their products. problem solved.

Oh trust me, I won't.

I have one Apple product, and iPhone 3GS which work gave me and pays my cell phone bill. Once that breaks, I won't be getting another.

That still won't stop me from commenting about Apple and their practices, and showing just how silly their pricing is.

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Why pay that much? After 1 year the product is worth less then that unless you break the screen

Agreed.

It is silly to pay $300 to fix an iPad, when you can do it yourself for $53.

Let's face it, you aren't going to find a under iPad 3 for $53.
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Apple continue to make design concessions to achieve an aesthetic. From a marketing stand point that makes sense, because it is easier to market "thin" than it is to market "modular and cheap to maintain". Most people, even myself, would never think to open their tablet themselves.
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Haven't you guys heard? Apple has a patent on using glue to put its products together.

It's about time people wake up and quit buying their crap.

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