The Dangers of DIY Cell Phone Screen Repair

So let’s say your cell phone screen cracked right down the middle, making it impossible to read what’s on your phone. Buying a new phone is out of the question right now and you’ve heard that cell phone repair can be expensive.

You’re a handy sort of person, why not fix it yourself? After all, there are cell phone repair kits out so other people must be able to do it.

Before you go purchasing a cell phone screen repair kit, this blog is for you.

What You Need to Consider Before a DIY Cell Phone Screen Repair

Just a quick search on Amazon leads to hundreds of cell phone repair kits with prices ranging anywhere between $20 to $75. And with YouTube videos showing step by step instructions, it can’t be that hard, right?

Actually, it can be. Consumer Reports attempted to use one of these DIY cell phone screen replacement kits and found that it’s not that simple. Although the kits provide you with all the tools you need to get the job done, it’s doing the job itself that can be quite difficult.

Not only do you need to remove the screen successfully without damaging the phone any further, but you will need to disconnect the home button (if your phone has a home button still), the camera, the sensors, and the microphone. Then you’ll need to melt the adhesive without damaging the phone.

Not to mention the tiny screws that hold your cell phone together. All you need is one of those screws to go missing…then what?

What About Fixing the Crack Instead of Replacing the Screen?

If you ever had a small crack in the windshield of your car, you know there is a quick fix you can do on your own. Just a couple of drops of resin, place on a piece of the cured film, scrape off any residue, and voila! The crack disappears!

So if there’s a small crack in your cell phone screen, you can do the same thing, right?

Well, yes and no.

Here what many people fail to realize with those kits — they’re a temporary solution until you get the glass repaired. The glass is not really repaired. In fact, if something hits that exact spot, not only will the crack return but it will be worse than before.

And no, using household products like toothpaste or nail polish is not such a good idea either. All it takes is for toothpaste or baking soda to get into the circuitry underneath and then, no more phone.

Best to Have the Cell Phone Screen Repair Professionals Handle the Job

Of course, the number one reason why you should not attempt a DIY cell phone screen repair is the warranty. All it takes is one mistake and your phone will not turn on properly. But even with phone insurance, you may run the risk of having to pay more for either getting it fixed or getting a new phone entirely. Weren’t you trying to avoid that in the first place?

So instead of trying to fix that cracked screen on your own, why don’t you take it to your closest iDropped? We have the right tools, the experience, and the know-how to get your cell phone screen fixed right the first time around. Contact us today for more information.