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How Hard Is It to Replace Your Cell Phone's Screen on Your Own?

by Savannah Williamson

Do you have a cell phone that has a cracked screen, and you want to attempt replacing it on your own? If so, you may be surprised to learn that the process is a little harder than you may initially think. Often, it is best to bring it to a professional to repair it for you. Here are some of the issues that you'll potentially run into when repairing your own screen.

Not Having The Right Tools

The process of repairing a phone screen requires a lot of specialized tools that you likely do not have. For starters, there are special screwdrivers that are very specific to the phone you are repairing, and standard screwdrivers usually are not going to cut it. You'll also need tools that have a suction cup feature so that you can lift the screen out of the phone. There is also a tool needed for melting the glue that helps form the seal around the screen and make it waterproof. 

Not Having Confidence In Applying A New Seal

One important feature of newer smartphones is that they are water-resistant, meaning that they can be submerged underwater for a long period of time without getting water into the phone itself. However, this all depends on the seal that you will be removing in order to replace the screen. You'll need to apply a new seal to the phone when you are replacing the screen. Does properly sealing it really matter if you do not feel confident in the job you did repairing the screen? A professional will be able to apply the seal correctly, so you will not have to avoid bringing your phone near the water. Doing the job incorrectly may leave small cracks for water to get in and ruin your phone permanently.

Not Having A Warranty

Some people also like having the peace of mind that their phone is covered under a warranty. Unfortunately, it's possible that your phone manufacturer will state that the warranty is void if anyone other than a certified repair specialist tries to fix your phone. If you want to ensure that your warranty is still valid because you cracked your screen soon after purchasing it, then DIY screen replacement may not be the best option for you. 

Not Having The Time

The first time you do any new task is going to take a lot of time as you learn how to do it. Don't be surprised if repairing your phone screen takes hours to complete. However, a professional can usually have the job done in a matter of minutes, depending on the extent of the damage done. Sometimes it's worth having it done by someone who knows what they are doing if only save you time. 

For more information, contact a local cell phone screen repair service to learn more.