Not quite dead screen
I have an iPad 3 that is fully functional save for the display. The backlight comes on, but no video is displayed. In bringing it to repair shops in the area, they all immediately diagnose a full screen replacement which costs nearly as much as the second-hand value of this iPad. The reason cited is that most of the time when the screen is removed, it gets cracked or worse. Not a problem when the screen is already broken, but my display is still kind of working, so it seems wasteful.
In doing my own research, the flickering that led up to the total failure leads me to believe that there is a video cable/connector that has either come loose or needs replacement. There seems to be a lot of reference to slapping the iPad on the back to push the cable back into place. One of the repair techs actually suggested the same. It worked briefly, but unfortunately has returned to being backlight black.
Before I foolishly rage-quit and swear off Apple products forever (or at least until the next uber cool i-doohickey comes out and they suck me back in) does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about bringing my iPad back to working order?