Of all the things that could make your day miserable, dropping your phone tops the list. But no matter what you did to make your phone meet this fate, you need to remain calm. A broken screen doesn’t mean you’ll have to discard your phone or reduced resale value.
Sit back, wipe your tears, and take a deep breath. We’re here to tell you that fixing your cracked screen is not just possible, but also inexpensive compared to getting it replaced.
Here’s what you need to do:
Gauge the extent of the damage
To decide what course of action to take, you first need to have a good idea of the extent of the damage. Phones often switch off on their own when they hit the ground. Your immediate step should be turn on the phone and see if it’s working.
If it does power on, breathe a sigh of relief, since it’s just the screen which needs to be fixed. Next, try typing something and see if it works. This will give you an idea of whether it’s a structural problem or not.
On the other hand, if the phone screen doesn’t feel normal or the display is malfunctioning, the chances are that some internal components have been damaged. In this case, you might have to get it checked by a professional.
Charge and backup the phone
No matter what kind of a repair you’re opting for, you should always take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of your important data. If the repairs go far beyond just the screen, you might end up making a mistake or two.
If your screen has cracked, the first thing you should do is plug the phone in and fill up the battery. Once you’ve done so, get a backup started so all your important data, messages, images, and chats can be saved. This is just an extra precaution to make sure you don’t lose anything.
Order a replacement screen
There’s nothing too complicated about replacing a phone screen. Most manufacturers usually don’t cover screen replacements as a part of the warranty coverage. If you go to a professional repair service, you might end up paying a lot more than the process actually costs. The good news is that DIYs are possible. Just make sure, you don’t delay the process. A broken screen tends to get worse over time.
The first step is to get a screen that’s compatible with your handset. Other than the screen, you need some basic tools and a bit of guidance (hello, internet!). Make sure you’ve carefully read through the instructions multiple times and carry out the process under the guidance of someone who has good electronic skills.
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