A place I found for parts and reasonable service is L2 Computers.
The service is cheaper because they take the time to replace just the part that is defective. For example Apple will replace and entire top case when the keyboard has issues in the unibody Mac Book Pro line. L2 just replaced the keyboard part (57 screws).
I actually was there yesterday because I was able to fix a "burnt out" video card for an old 12" Powermac and needed a new battery. 3 years ago the Apple store quoted me $1300 dollars to have it fixed. A few weeks ago I decided to follow the directions posted at the end of this Steve Jobs tribute and was amazed to have fixed it on my own with no new parts:
I can't guarantee that this approach might work for your iPad, but it was a real confidence booster for me when the thing booted up like new, so now I go to L2 for parts and d.i.y. Just in the nick of time too because ppc software is quickly disappearing.
On Nov 7, 2011, at 10:55 AM, bnewbold wrote: