Nothing good can possibly happen when your 3-sided iPad zipper case is only zipped on 2 sides. As a matter of fact, watching your iPad slip out of the un-zipped side is eerily akin to being in a slo-mo scene from a bad Chuck Norris film. Time actually stops. Your brain screams, "Catch it before it hits the floor, moron!" But your arms and legs are frozen; set in concrete. And all you can do is wait for the bouncing to cease.
You slowly pick it up and turn it over. Sigh of relief - The screen is not shattered. Maybe it survived this unspeakable event. Slowly you press the Power button. You say a little prayer to the e-gods. And then you see it... The shower of streaming lines emanating from the display. Toast.
You stop hyperventilatin
Prior to it's arrival, I had never used a spudger. I had never seen a spudger. H$!!, I had never heard the word "spudger". I was also a bit leery of just popping my iPad open. But, the instructions looked simple enough and I'm a pretty handy guy so why not. I have to admit that the popping sounds were very unsettling but I figured how much worse can it get. If something goes wrong, I just end up with a broken iPad in 2 pieces instead of one - so I pressed on. Once I got the display separated from the case, it was apparent that the display cable was loose so I plugged it back in and began the reconstruction process. I felt a bit like the doctors in the intro to the $6 Million Man... "We can rebuild him."
More crackling and popping and a whole iPad once again. The moment of truth...
Power button pressed. Low and behold, just like new. No shower of lines - all is once again right with the world!
Just be careful taking it apart. I think I lost some of the "clips" so one side is a bit looser than the others.
Other than that, it's really not that big of a deal.