logic board failed, iPad 7
Hi there. Thank you in advance for fielding my inquiry. We have a gen 7 iPad purchased new in Dec. 2019. A few weeks ago, while using it, the screen went brown, then black and was unresponsive to charging on Macbook and PC. When plugged into the outlet, it turned on and showed full battery status. After using it for a short time, once again it went black and has been unresponsive ever since.
We took the device to the Apple store and they told us that the internal board is the problem and deemed it unfixable. When asked what the cause could be, they said that it could be a manufacturer defect but since it is beyond the warrantee, the cost for a new 7 gen (no longer manufactured but stocked for such a situation) would be $249.
I would like to know if the internal board is indeed replaceable and if so, would the cost be reasonable? In addition, do you have any suggestions for where to start to find a local technician?
Many thanks for your time :)