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    Dropped my iPad.

    Very sad day for me today .... After a good day at a Mini show in Bristol I came home and dropped my iPad on the drive. Smart cover and Belkin Snap shield fell off in the process and the iPad landed face down on the drive with no protection .

    However it is still usable, but has shattered in three of the corners and a couple of hairline cracks going diagonally from one of the corners right up to the other. also a ding in the one corner of the aluminium back. will probably upload some pictures at some point.

    I have already sent @Millgate an email .. Rang my local Apple reseller in Cheltenham, they don't do repairs but recommended a place called ipadrepair.co.uk. Anyone dealt with these before?? I am also going to book an appointment at my local Apple store for one of their technicians to assess the damage and give me a price. Do any of you think it is worth paying a ridiculous price to Apple for repairing it? They will give me a one year warranty from the date it's repaired. I have only had it since Christmas ...

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    Also .. The LCD itself is fine, it's just the digitiser that is damaged.

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    I used a repair service in London for my iPhone 4 - never again. I will take it to Apple next time and get it replaced.

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    have you asked @Millgate if i remember they have started doing repairs for ipads etc?

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    Reason number 1 why they're not suitable for schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    Reason number 1 why they're not suitable for schools
    Does that apply to laptops too?

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    I've seen this one been suggested a few times : https://mendmyi.com/repairs/ipad-repairs/

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    Home insurance? 50 excess and a new iPad on its way to you?

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    Would say Millgate but they only deal with companies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgrindle View Post
    also a ding in the one corner
    I laughed at this rather technical description perhaps a little more than I should have..

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    Someone plugged theses guys in another thread iPhone Repair , iPad Repair, iPod Repair in London

    not used them myself but the price looks OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    have you asked @Millgate if i remember they have started doing repairs for ipads etc?
    Yep, I've sent an email to @Millgate . Almost straight after I done it lol.

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    Home insurance? 50 excess and a new iPad on its way to you?
    Apparently our house insurance only covers a computer that doesn't get carried i.e. Desktop.

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    Would say Millgate but they only deal with companies?

    Ben
    The good thing about that is that Mum and Dad own and run our family coach business. I do all of the IT as well so having @Millgate as a supplier would be good anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgrindle View Post

    Apparently our house insurance only covers a computer that doesn't get carried i.e. Desktop.
    Oh dear, sorry to hear that, I made sure mine covered everything, mostly to know my Air was covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Oh dear, sorry to hear that, I made sure mine covered everything, mostly to know my Air was covered
    Yeah, a few people that I know have had brand new Macs etc on their insurance after they have dropped them. I was quite disappointed lol I still live with the parents so they sort the insurance . Mum was quite disappointed that it didn't cover it either. Something that maybe we will look at when we renew.

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    I'm all over it . I'll drop you an email in a sec Tom with prices etc

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