No matter how careful you are, you cannot prevent accidental droppings of the iPhone. Sometimes, it comes out unharmed, and the other times one finds a shattered screen with jagged glasses making it hard to see the screen and use it. And if it falls in a pool of water (Perish the thought!), it worsens the situation.
At this juncture, you have two options open in front of you – Repair or replace. Since the replacement is not always possible for many people, let’s look at the iPhone’s repairing prospects.
Does your iPhone need maintenance?
Well, in this situation, the options before you are –
- Go to an Apple store.
- Look for an authorized service center.
- Mail your iPhone to Apple
However, you have another choice open in front of you if you are willing to do so – Repair it yourself. Though many of you may not want all these hassles, there are a few engineers out there who would surely give it a try. So, here’s how you should do it.
Tools you need
You need a few tools to split the phone apart systematically. They are – iPhone screwdriver, a spudger, tweezers, a #000 screwdriver, and plastic equipment. However, you can get these sets of gears in an iFixit set available in the market.
Firstly, you need to unscrew the screws placed just beside the lightning connector of your phone. Once you do this with precision, open your screen with the suction cup that comes with the kit.
In this step, you will have to dismantle the phone. Using the magnetic board you’ll find in the iFixit set keeps all the parts together. This board is of great utility since it keeps a precise note on which pieces went where and where it actually belongs. So, keep track of all these teeny tiny screws and disassemble the phone slowly.
Well, what you need is more patience than technical know-how of. Now, remove all the pieces like the earpiece, home button, sensor, and backplate of your iPhone meticulously.
Once you’ve set everything apart, it’s time to put the backplate on your new screen. Now, it is time for you to reassemble the parts. It’s not going to cost you much time since you’ve already undergone the process of dismantling it.
Now, you must be wondering, is it worth all the time? Well, you might not get the result as you expected in the first place. It might not be your fault, as sometimes the technical parts seem to be defective. In this scenario, consult an authorized repair center where you can check where it went wrong.
On an ending note, you should take the plunge to repair your gadget only if you have a knack for doing so. This is because gadget repair is not everyone’s cup of tea, and if the damage is extensive, you stand at a risk of permanently losing your phone. In this case, consult a repair center, and you would get your hand on a guaranteed product, which will hopefully work perfectly well.