We have also priced some iPad repair services. Some local; others out-of-state. One name that has popped up lately and really looks promising is i99Repair out of Idaho. Their site has an online chat where you can ask questions, and they have a simple step-by-step process for repairs:
- You just pick your device, such as iPad Repair,
- Select a device and model,
- Select a repair service needed (such as iPad 2 Black Screen Repair) and add it to the Cart.
- Review your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Choose to check out as a guest or register for an account for faster checkouts next time.
- Choose your return shipping options for when they finish the repair. It is all paid up front, which I like.
- After you have submitted your payment, you are taken to the Shipping page with How and Where to ship your device.
- You can e-mail, call or chat with them if you have questions. You can pay via PayPal or any major credit card.
I know you're thinking about cost and how it compares to such local services as The Pod Drop, which I also like. We mostly have iPad 2s, so I priced a cracked screen repair for a black and a white iPad 2 of $79.99 through i99Repair (not including shipping to them). This price was about double at The Pod Drop, and much more than that at the Apple Store. Over $200, in fact. So, as I say, i99Repair looks and sounds very promising, and I will keep you posted as we start to use it. If anyone has tried them yet, please let me know what you have found (good or bad). We're all looking for some good resources that truly deliver.