Any and everybody that has owned a phone must have broken their phone screen or damaged other components of their phone unknowingly at least once in their lives.
It shouldn’t come as a total surprise to learn about folks smearing toothpaste on their phone screen in a desperate attempt to fix it. Although there are tried and tested DIY tricks for cell phone screen repair, the toothpaste trick hardly qualifies as one.
A couple years ago the internet was flooded with tutorials to fix and electronic gadgets by throwing them into a bowl of uncooked rice overnight. Admittedly that does make for great click bait but such methods have never been proven useful.
Are there no better smartphone repair options?
Of course there are. As long as there are smartphones we will continue to find creative ways to break them and on the flipside we’ll always come up with newer breakthroughs in our smartphone repair options.
Repairing your phone is not as easy as one would think. As technology continues to zoom past us in terms of evolution, the devices and their components will keep getting smaller and more complicated to wrap our heads around. To put that into perspective, most smartphones today command more computing power than a computer having the highest configuration not over two decades ago. Not to mention, each of these computers would swallow up an entire room.
Contemporary devices enable us to access literally any piece of information available on the internet from the palm of our hands. As one would imagine, the technology enabling this feat is no child’s play. The electronics marketplace is flooded with so many devices that it becomes erroneous to identify your device amongst a gang of these “handy” doppelgangers without a specs sheet.
In spite of all these odds can I fix my broken phone myself?
“Broken” is a word that can mean a lot of things when it comes to electronic devices. Is your screen simply cracked? Has water entered your speaker? Are your files corrupted and you can’t access your old pictures, notes or music anymore? Each of these problems can mean your phone is broken. So does that mean you can’t fit it yourself?
Technically, you can. You can take your phone apart and Google what each component does and end up spending days just understanding their functions, followed by remembering their arrangement IF you manage to take it all apart in the first place.
Most modern devices such as the iPhone has hundreds or little bits and parts that are glued together to ensure durability and can only be taken apart for repair by professionals. This makes disassembling the phone a huge task in itself. Quite frankly it’s an impossible mission for someone with no experience with electronics repair or smartphone repair to be precise.
There are many who will choose to take the trouble of going through it themselves than pay exorbitant prices to another person for a repair. But let’s look at what they’re going to need to carry out this repair successfully. At a bare minimum one will need to get a hold of a metal spudger that can poke and pry through those tight spaces, a precision bit driver kit that has all the different types of screwdriver heads needed for different enclosures within the device, a soldering workstation to bring it all together and whole lot of luck.
Bringing all these tools together is going to set you back by a $150 easy. The tools in themselves don’t guarantee the repair either. So if you end up making matters worse after trying to fix a complicated device yourself it’s going to cost you a lot more to get it fixed, on the off chance that you haven’t damaged it beyond repair already.
How much does it cost to repair a smartphone?
An iPhone X screen repair will cost you anywhere between $135 and $200 depending on the level of damage. A newer iPhone like the 12 or 12 Pro Max’s screen replacement will set you back by approximately $275. Other repairs, if any, will only add to it. The newer phones have more expensive components so it advisable to find a professional iPhone repair service to handle such repair requirements.
At SmartphonesPLUS we allow customers to check how much it’s going to cost them by answering a couple of simple questions. That way you don’t get ripped off by repairmen looking to exploit their customers.
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With more than 50 million cracked screens every year, we at SmartphonesPLUS.com have come across a wide array or repair challenges and have overcome them with relative ease. Our expertise speaks for itself but as a customer one is bound to speculate.
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