Want to save money by replacing the broken screen of your phone yourself? Here’s a DIY guide by Simply Fixable team on how to replace the phone screen using simple tools and techniques.
Phone screen repairs are getting too expensive to the point where screen replacement cost is almost half that of the new phone itself. Therefore, it is not feasible to pay for the unduly expensive repair.
By DIY replacing the phone screen, you can save the labor cost and only pay for the parts that are needed for the repair. As a result, you will end up saving quite a lot of money.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
You will need the following tools for screen repair:
Many first-time DIYers overlook safety and often do not use goggles and gloves. These two are a must for screen repairs because the broken glass bits can fly out and hit the face or the hands, causing serious injury.
Replacing the phone screen is not a straightforward process. However, it is not as difficult as you think. To replace the phone screen, you will need to open the phone and get access to the internal hardware components.
There are also a number of things you will need to remove and re-attach during the repair process. On a difficulty scale from 1-10 (1 being least difficult and 10 being most difficult, the phone screen replacement repair gets a 6.
If you have not repaired a phone before, you might find DIY phone screen replacement overwhelming. So, replacing your phone will take a while. On average, it takes anywhere from 2-5 hours to complete the phone screen replacement repair depending on an individual’s capability and familiarity with the process.
Note: This 7-step method works for all phone models. There might be some variation between the different phone models. However, the general process will remain the same.
Repairing the phone screen can be quite expensive if you get it repaired from a store. However, if you repair the phone screen yourself, the cost is considerably less, which makes repairing the screen less costly and worthwhile than buying a new phone.
A deep crack in the screen is permanent and cannot be fixed. You might be able to decrease the sharpness of the crack. However, under proper lighting, it will still be seen. In case of a minor crack that is similar to a scuff or blemish, it can be fixed by polishing. That being said, if a phone screen gets cracked, it is better to replace the entire screen than fix a crack.
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