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.
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 displaysthemselves 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 here.