Tablets are expensive pieces of kit – so dropping one can be a costly mistake. But with a bit of research and by following our tips, repairing it might not cost as much as you think. The first thing to do is examine how big the crack is. If it’s tiny, you might be happy to live with it, but if the screen is totally destroyed and you can’t see it properly, then it’s probably best – and safer – to replace it. Establish whether you’ve simply cracked the glass, or if there’s damage to the LCD panel beneath. The former means you’ve cracked the glass on the front, the latter means there’s a problem with the quality of the panel, like screen colour, contrast or pixelation. If you’ve dropped the device, it’s more likely to be the former, but opt for a third-party repair (Step 4 below) and they’ll offer both options. Tablets you buy from high street and online retailers come with a warranty.  But this doesn’t usually include accidental damage, which is why many people opt for insurance. Dedicated gadget insurer Protect Your Bubble includes accidental damage cover as standard and has a £50 excess for a variety of tablet damages and breakdowns. If you don’t have dedicate...