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Fix a Cracked Phone Screen With a Step-by-Step Guide

Modern Times Aug 27, 2019
You don’t have to live with your cracked phone screen anymore. You can easily repair it yourself with the help of this step-by-step guide.

Check the Condition of the Phone

If you have a phone that needs screen repair, it can be a simple or a complicated fix. The regular glass for your phone repair costs around $20 but a digitizer can cost above $200. If you’re doing a simple iPhone 7 screen repair and you’re not careful, you may end up spending hundreds of dollars.

Determine Which Parts You Need

Determine which parts you need by looking over the cracks on your phone. If your phone is cracked on the back, you may just need a glass. If the crack is on the front, ensure that the digitizer isn’t broken by checking that there are no black substance leaks. If this occurs, you may be better off leaving the repair to a professional.

Find the Right Tools

Every phone is different, some are held together by screws and others by glue. Determine which are the right tools for your repair by watching tutorials on how to repair your phone and doing some research. You can buy tool kits online to fix your phone but sometimes they don’t have everything you need, for example, a heat gun.

Take the Phone Apart

Once you’ve got your screen and tools it is now time to take your phone apart. Phones are sensitive and they have clamps and screws. If you have left over parts when putting everything back together, your phone may not properly adhere to the electronic contacts and your screen will not work properly.

Replace the Screen

Now that your phone is apart, remove the old screen and replace it with new screen. Sometimes this needs a heat gun. Heat guns are complicated to use and overheating your device can complicate the repair further. Carefully replace the screen and/or digitizer and replace all screws and glue.

Let the Phone Sit If Necessary

If the repair required new glue or heating up, you will have to let your phone sit for two hours before trying to use it. Using your device without letting it sit can be unpredictable. If your phone is held together by screws and didn’t require a heat gun, you can use your phone right away.
Once your phone is dry, you can bask in your repair and use your phone! Fixing a cracked screen is a long process and requires a delicate touch. The electronics in your phone can break easily making a $30 repair a $200 repair. If you’re worried about breaking your phone even further, let a professional handle the repair.