IPhone Screen Repair
IPhone screen repair can save you a bundle of money. Unsubsidized by contracts, the phones can cost over $500. If your iPhone screen has been broken, but you still have a ways to go before you are eligible for an upgrade, fixing the screen yourself may be a viable option. It is important to note that attempting to repair the screen will void any warranty on the phone. It may be best to see if the repair is covered before you attempt to make it yourself.
In order to do an iPhone screen repair you will need:
- A disassembly guide for your iPhone
- An eyeglass screwdriver, or the specialized screwdriver depending on your model of iPhone
- A new screen
- 2 small sandwich bags
- Determine which part of the screen is broken. It could either be the glass or the LCD screen underneath. If it is the glass, it is a much easier fix than the LCD screen, and will be less costly. If it is the LCD, be prepared to spend more money on the parts needed. This can be determined by whether or not you can still see a picture when you turn on the screen. If you see a picture, it is most likely just the glass.
- Using the disassembly guide, dismantle your iPhone. These guides can usually be found online for free. Although not necessary, it can help to prevent headache or removal of extra parts. It is important that you do this before you order the replacement screen part, as it will help you to determine the connection that you need. When taking the screws out of the phone, place it in one of the bags to keep you from losing them. Order the screen only after you have figured out the connection type. If you do not need the phone, place the components in the other sandwich bag to keep the screws from ruining other parts of the phone.
- Install the screen into the phone. This can be done using the disassembly guide. Some provide re-assembly instructions, while others you will need to read backwards to get the right steps.
- Reassemble the phone using the disassembly guide.