*but Jony Ive would cry if he saw what the finished product looks like.
I stepped on my iPad in France and crushed the glass digitizer this summer. Luckily, thanks to the brilliance of Corning, NY’s own Corning glass, that stuff is strong. Other than the ugly break pattern, the iPad continued to work…
…until I dropped it again. Then it started acting like I was constantly pressing on a seemingly random spot on the shattered screen. It was time to act.
I found an amazing local business that would come to you, replace your screen while you wait and send you off with a perfect iPad or a mere $199. But I decided I wanted to do it myself for 40 bucks and a few hours of my time.
I won’t bore you with details, BUT… I’m clearly an electronic genius. A few YouTube videos to light the way, a glass kit from Amazon via some place in Jersey and I’m tapping out this post on a totally functioning iPad with its new screen.
But I’m too chicken to glue the screen down. There’s literally no way I trust that this can work long term without some itty bitty circuit coming undone in there, so instead of making he final seal in the perfect fit and finish of an Apple product, the screen’s locked down with easily removable electrical tape. Black bezel and black tape camouflages it ok:
See it? Jony Ive would. But only when he wiped away his tears…
So, I humbly declare that I fix iPad screens!