How Much Does It Cost to Replace iPad Mini 3 Screen?

How Much Does It Cost to Replace iPad Mini 3 Screen?

The iPad Mini 3 has been around for 8 years, for any owners of this device, at one point, getting a repair was a simple process. But now, as it has almost been 10 years since it was released, is it still able to be repaired? Or are its parts, such as its screen, impossible to repair now? In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How much does it cost to replace iPad Mini 3 screen?’ The team at imFixed are here to provide you with premium solutions without the premium costs. We understand how significant our electronic devices are. That’s why we’ve made it our duty to help you with your devices. Our services include phone repair, repair for other devices, business call-outs for repairs, phone unlocking, and being a provider of phones and other smart devices/accessories.

The iPad Mini 3

The iPad Mini 3 is another smart device from Apple. It is the 3rd generation of the ‘Mini’ series. The iPad Mini series is a variation of the standard iPad, with a smaller, size. Released in 2014, this device has various features such as…
  • 2048 × 1536 resolution at 336 ppi (Pixels Per Inch)
  • M7 motion coprocessor
  • 9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Video mirroring and video out support
To read the full list of specifications, simply click here

Can iPad Mini 3 still be bought?

It is possible to still buy an iPad Mini 3, however, it will not be from Apple, as it was discontinued in 2015. Second hand retailers may still have this product available to buy, it will be quite rare to find an unused, and open iPad Mini 3. If you do find one, you may be paying a higher price for it.

Is the iPad Mini 3 obsolete or vintage?

As the years have progressed, Apple has released a multitude of models, each with new features that make them better than the last. As time goes on, certain products become obsolete, not literally, but as a literal product category, let us explain. Apple products that have stopped being sold and distributed more than 7 years ago are considered to be obsolete. This is regardless of when they were purchased. As a result, all hardware services are unavailable for obsolete products, and parts cannot be ordered from Apple for obsolete products. Apple products are considered to be ‘Vintage’ by the company if it has been more than 5 and less than 7 years since they were first distributed. There is a chance that these devices can still be repaired by Apple. It is subject to the device itself. Regarding the iPad Mini 3, it was discontinued in 2015, 8 years ago. This places it on Apple’s obsolete product range. For a full understanding of Apple’s vintage/obsolete hardware policy, you can click here.

How much does it cost to replace iPad Mini 3 Screen?

To replace an iPad Mini 3 screen, we at imFixed only charge £85. Considering this particular product is now obsolete, and parts and services for this device are no longer available from the manufacturer, £85 is a more than reasonable and competitive price to replace the screen.

What is the replacement process of an iPad Mini 3?

Here is a basic outline of the process we undertake to replace your iPad Mini 3 screen.
  1. We assess the severity of the damage on the screen, and check to see if there are cracks on the body of the iPad Mini 3.
  2. We loosen and separate the screen from the back casing of the iPad Mini 3.
  3. The next step is that we remove the screen, making sure to safely disconnect any connective wiring between the screen and the circuit board.
  4. We assess the internal workings to see if there are any other issues that can contribute to your screen being faulty.
  5. After this, we carefully attach the replacement screen and all the relevant connections on the circuit board.
  6. We test the screen to see if it works before fully reattaching.
  7. Once we know the screen is working, we securely reattach the iPad screen to its backing.

How do you replace a screen for an obsolete product?

As you may have realised, we had already mentioned that the iPad Mini 3 is obsolete, this  means that parts are no longer available from the manufacturer for this. So how exactly are we able to facilitate a repair? We actually have a few solutions available (though this is dependent on the device being repaired). They are…
  • We have a collection of screens and parts specifically for the obsolete product that we can use.
  • We can find a near perfect match for the screen, but it won’t be made from Apple. We will ask your permission if this is the only option available to us. That being said, please consider the fact that an obsolete Apple product will not be available for repair by them, so you already have very little options available.
  • There is an option to use the working parts of the same model of device that we already have in our possession.

Is it better to replace a screen or get an upgrade?

This is subject to the device in question. For a device that is now obsolete, like the iPad Mini 3, it may be worth upgrading your device and replacing it with an up-to-date model. In this particular case, sourcing the parts for an obsolete device may be difficult. When it comes to replacing your iPad Mini 3, there are plenty of options available, but if you want a device that is as good as new, but without a premium price, we suggest a refurbished device. Refurbished devices were once owned by someone else, however, a refurbished device is cleaned internally and externally, as opposed to being sold as it is, like how most trade-ins operate.

Where can I buy refurbished iPads?

There are two options that you can try in which you can buy refurbished iPads, either directly through Apple, or via other suppliers such as imFixed. Click here to view our range of refurbished iPads. If you want to provide some additional protection for your iPad, we also supply cases and screen coverings. Cases can help to protect the body of your device in instances of falls or sustaining impacts, whereas screen coverings can directly take damage that would otherwise crack your screen. (Depending on the kind of screen covering you purchase).

Replace iPad Mini 3 screen today

Whatever device, model, or issue you have, imFixed is here to help you get it back up and running. Just pop in or call for collection if you’re in the Greater Manchester area to have your device repaired and handed back to you on the same day. Or, post your device to us from elsewhere in the UK for just £9.99 extra, and have your device repaired and delivered back to your door within 2-3 working days! What are you waiting for? Get your device repaired today! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regarding our expert services, or products. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to get in touch to get complete peace of mind. Within this blog, we hope to have answered the question ‘How much does it cost to replace  iPad Mini 3 screen?’ while providing all the information you need. In addition to all the relevant services that you need to make an informed decision when it comes to your smart devices. You can find us at:


101 Tonge Moor Road Tonge Moor, Bolton Greater Manchester BL2 2DL

Phone 077 548 548 69


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