DIY Phone Repair: Good Idea?


Breaking your phone screen is not a pleasant experience. Once it happens you have a myriad of options to choose from in regard to dealing with it. If you have insurance through your cell provider you can use it to get a refurbished device, if you have an iPhone with AppleCare you can take it to Apple, you can go to your friendly neighborhood phone repair company, or if your brave enough, you can attempt to repair the device yourself. The internet is filled with YouTube videos, tutorials, and how-to guides that people believe are meant to provide enough information for the layperson to be able to repair their own device. In reality, in many cases, people in the repair industry make these guides for other people knowledgeable in repair techniques. This means that there can be steps that they leave out that are common knowledge to them but nit so much to the average consumer. This can lead to a situation in which you started to fix a phone on your own, got stuck, and the guide cannot help you any further. Sometimes you can do irreparable damage to you device and won’t even know until you put it all back together and nothing works.

Your safest option if you don’t have phone insurance is to use your local phone repair company. Just make sure you do your research beforehand to make sure they have great customer service and knowledgeable technicians and in most cases you’ll be in and out of there quickly.