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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.
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.

Good for you man, you represent the 0.000001% who is worrying about saving $50 on repairing an iPad mini.
post #32 of 39
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Good for you man, you represent the 0.000001% who is worrying about saving $50 on repairing an iPad mini.
he posted repair price a page ago, so he is saving 150$-
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Gluing down everything is obviously easier than screwing in everything...i really doubt apple even gave a thoght about people that would repair their tablet themselves. And many people give their phones, laptops, and tablets for repair to someone else other the main company I think. So it's not just DIY people.
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It's always been the case that DIY is cheaper, but it's not for the mainstream market, especially if it involves soldering, which I don't think this does. There always chances of frying the components, breaking the product, and there' s time investment in the first place. I don't understand why there's an argument. All cases of service products in history has been "Convenience = $$".
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Almost all DIY products are garbage. They don't represent rich user experience like Apple's products--which cost a premium. Well, I have money, and I don't really want to do it myself all the time.
You don't keep money by spending money, and nobody ever got rich paying someone else to do things - that's what people do once they're rich to sustain it. Not all DIY products are garbage, and you have to do your research, that's part of being a DIYer.
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Such is your choice.
But the fact still remains, you can do it yourself cheaper than Apple, and there are other professionals who can also do it cheaper than Apple.
Apple is just being Apple ... greedy and wants to control the flow of every single dollar with regards to their products ... either under warranty or not.
BTW, which Asus laptop did you go with? wink.gif
I agree with this.
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... aside from paying $45-90 to FIX IT, as opposed to $150.
You are confusing "Modding" with "Repairing". They are totally different things.
Not everyone here is independently wealthy and makes $130,000 a year. Some people on OCN are fairly intelligent and tech savvy teenagers who are still in school, live at home, and have to rely on their parents for most of their money.
This. I live away from home making very close to min. wage. DIY is a GREAT way to save money, I've saved well over $1k just on car repairs/maintenance alone since I moved out by doing it myself.
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So how do you remove the glue? Same way as MBP screens?

Not a big deal IMO, just gotta buy glue for the shop.
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All dose poor horses. sad-smiley-002.gif
post #38 of 39
Gluing components creates a better seal than screws and plastic clips. and is likely cheaper.

I can see why they would do it, it eliminates spaces between components and makes for a less "creeky" device.

the front glass is replaceable, so not all is lost.

When i replaced the glass on my dropped Gtab, I wasn't careful enough when prying the back off and it doesn't sit as solidly anymore.

So I took a gluegun out and glued the back onto the hardware assembly and now have that solid feeling back. (Just hope I never have to take it apart again, hah)
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post #39 of 39
This really isn't a big deal. Factor in the cost of an extended warranty into your purchase choice and call it a day. Tablets are notoriously unrepearable as it is anyway; small parts, cramped together, nearly everything is soldered in and you can't find the parts third party anywhere. From a design stand point I can find some mild objections but nobody should base their purchasing decision of a tablet based on whether or not they can repair it themselves.
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