How to provide iPad repair for schools and deal with unforeseen issues.
iPad repair business for schools can be a lucrative business. However, there can be many challenges along the way that and that can be a pitfall for many iPad repair business that are interested in providing repair service to schools.
There are many schools in the United States that are starting to purchase iPads as a part of their educational tools for their students. There are also many schools that already have iPads in their facilities and are being used by students.
One of the biggest challenges for these schools is knowing how to repair the iPads that have been damaged by their students or their staff.
However, many of these educational organization do not have the process or the know how on how to maintain and repair the iPads they have.
YouTube iPad Repair Videos Can Cost You and Create More Problems.
Every day thousands of people break their iPad and iPhone screens and then ponder how to get it fixed. Many turn to YouTube videos for the DIY (Do it Yourself) option. There hundreds of videos on YouTube that show how to remove and replace your broken and cracked iPad or iPhone screen. Most of these videos are usually made by experienced technicians that have repaired hundreds or thousands of iPads and iPhones in their lifetime.
Here Are Some of The Things They Don’t Tell You on DIY iPad Repair Videos on YouTube:
Most videos will not tell you the location of all the sensitive areas where you can easily damage the internal parts of your iPhone and iPad.
Many provide some insight on what tools to use to repair your Apple device but in most cases these tools (the good ones) are not shown or are hard to find
In most cases if the person fixing the iPad is experienced, they will be using the right tools which are not the type of tools you will be having in your house. Another problem is the abundant of cheap and low quality iPad replacements parts in the market. The novice user will not know the difference between a high quality and low quality aftermarket parts.
We have been repairing iPad 2nd Generation more than any other iPad models since Apple released it on April, 2010. One of the biggest problems we faced when we started fixing them was the issue with the wifi antenna. In our opinion, the design of the iPad 2 antenna was faulty and it was poorly designed. Since this was the first time Apple was using adhesive to glue the digitizer to the housing, they decided to glue everything that was loose underneath the touchscreen glass. This included the ribbons for volume and on/off button, the celluar and blue tooth antenna plus the wifi antenna.
In iPad 2nd Generation, the Wi-Fi antenna was glued from inside to the touchscreen glass. In our opinion, this was totally unnecessary and didn’t server any purpose. The antenna was already screwed to the housing frame with four screws that held the antenna in place and to the housing.
The biggest problem with this occurred when someone broke the glass. If the touchscreen glass broke on top of the Wi-Fi antenna, it would either cut into it or damage the fragile surface. Another problem is when someone is trying to replace and repair the broken iPad touchscreen glass. It is very easy to rip the antenna away from the screws that holds it in place. This is due to the poor design of the antenna by Apple. Even if the antenna wasn’t damaged before or during repair, in many cases, the wifi connectivity started to suffer greatly after the repair process.
In many cases the antenna just stops working even if the iPad was never damaged or repaired. We never understood the reason why this happened. Since the wifi antenna doesn’t have any moving parts or liquids build into it. So why would it just stop working for no reason. We are still trying to find a reason for this issue.
Currently the only way to fix the antenna is to replace it with a new one.