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How to fix a cracked iPad Air 2 screen yourself in 10 minutes

Published Dec 18th, 2014 4:20PM EST
How To Fix Cracked iPad Screen
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

There are few things that are more heartbreaking to a gadget fan than a cracked smartphone screen. Gorilla Glass is incredibly strong, but it may never be strong enough to survive some of the nasty spills that smartphones often take. If there is one thing that’s even sadder than a cracked smartphone screen though, it’s probably a cracked tablet screen. For some reason, the larger scale makes it that much more heartbreaking.

If you have Apple’s iPad Air 2 and it recently became the victim of an unfortunate accident, you’ll need so cough up some serious money to get it fixed or replace it. If you’re handy, however, and you can manage to source parts at a decent price, you can save some money by fixing your iPad yourself in about 10 minutes.

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Smartphone component seller Etrade Supply recently published a DIY guide that we shared, and it showed users how to fix cracked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays themselves in just 5 minutes.

Now, the company is back with a new guide that focuses on the iPad Air 2.

It’s important to note that this is not a procedure novices should even consider attempting. One wrong move and you can render your iPad completely useless. Of course, this procedure will also void your iPad Air 2’s warranty, but we suppose that doesn’t matter much if it has a shattered screen and you don’t want to take it to Apple to repair.

Apple, by the way, will repair a cracked iPad Air 2 display for $379 plus $7 shipping, so keep that in mind as you price out parts.

If you’re unafraid and you’ve got what it takes, the full guide on how to fix a cracked iPad Air 2 display is linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.