Tablet Repair vs. Replacement: Which Option Is Right for You?

Jan 11, 2019

When does table repair make sense and when should you consider replacement instead?

If you have a broken iPad or another brand of tablet, you have several repair options to consider. Ultimately, you’ll have to way the pros and cons of each option to decide the right move for you.

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Tablet Repair Options

You have the option of having the work done by the original equipment manufacturer. On one hand, you can rest assured that you’ll get a good quality repair, but you’ll pay dearly for it. It will take a long time as well, as you’ll likely have to ship it.

You could take it to your brother-in-law, the neighbor or that weird guy at work, who claims to be a DIY electronics repair enthusiast. But, as you might imagine, that almost always ends badly.

Or you could find an established, local smartphone and tablet repair expert. Look for a company that offers a warranty on their repair work and that has transparent pricing. Otherwise, you could find yourself with an unpleasant surprise when you learn the actual cost of your tablet or iPad repair.

Tablet Repair Cost vs. Replacement Cost

Once you know what your tablet or iPad repair will cost, check it against the cost of buying a new, equivalent model. The general rule is that, if the cost to do the repairs is one-half to two-thirds the cost to replace your device, you may want to consider replacement.

However, no matter what the cost is for repairing your device, you must also consider any data you could lose. Consider also how much time it will take you to set up a new device. If that process will require several hours of your time, it may be worth it to opt for getting it fixed.

Consider Trading in Your Tablet

Depending on where you go for tablet repair, you may have the option of trading in your device for credit toward a refurbished model of your choice.

This will allow you to trade up without the expense of buying a new tablet. And, if you can trade in your broken tablet or iPad, you’ll save even more.

FixIT Mobile | Bad Apple, the tablet repair experts in Utah, offers expert repair on smartphones and tablets. Whether you have a broken screen, water damage, malfunctioning charge port, dead battery or any other problem, we can help. We also provide a warranty on both parts and labor. You’ll love our iPad repair pricing and fast turnaround. And, if we can’t repair your tablet or if you prefer to trade up to one of our guaranteed refurbished models, we may be able to buy your old device or take it in exchange for a discount on your like-new device purchase.

Stop by or call one of our convenient locations today for help with all your iPad and tablet repair needs.