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iPad Screen is cracked.

My 2nd generation iPad screen is cracked.  I looked into how to replace the screen on my own at iFixIt's site, but I cannot do that, and would risk damaging it even more since it still functions well enough.

The crack started after it took a fall off the kitchen counter.  One corner is cracked and the glass is fraying and two cracks have emerged across the entire screen of the iPad.  I've managed to use the iPad for a few months now and not have any problems, but recently the corner that the impact took place, glass shards are emerging.

I read in that iFixIt guide how to replace the iPad screen that part of the removal process is taping the entire glass screen so it won't drop (or explode) glass everywhere and hurt you.  But what I'm wondering is can I use a clear tape to just seal the glass and still use the iPad?

What tape would you recommend I use?
Will the iPad still work?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I agree, your best bet is to source a local tablet/cell phone repair shop.  Try Kijiji or Craiglist.
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Kyle Santos

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Thank you for all the suggestions!  I will be trying them out soon to let  you know which way I went to solve this. :)
Kyle Santos

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Ok, I ordered an iPad screen protector and will try that out when it arrives.  Hopefully I won't need tape at all!
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I applied a back cover and an iPad screen protector.  That appears to have done the trick and will extend the life of the iPad's glass screen!

Thanks all for assistance.
John

@Kyle Santos - Thanks for the update