No matter how careful you are, you cannot prevent accidental droppings of the iPhone. Sometimes, it comes out unchanged; other times, a shattered screen with jagged glasses makes it hard to see and use the net. And if it falls into 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 replacement is impossible for many people, let’s look at the iPhone’s repair 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 you.
However, if you are willing to do so, you have another choice open in front of you – Repair it yourself. Though many of you may not want all these hassles, a few engineers would surely try it. So, here’s how you should do it.
Tools you need
You need a few tools to split the phone apart systematically. They are – an iPhone screwdriver, a spudger, tweezers, a #000 screwdriver, and plastic equipment. However, you can get these gears in an iFixit location available on the market.
Firstly, you need to unscrew the screws placed just beside the lightning connector of your phone. Once precisely, open your screen with the suction cup with the kit.
In this step, you will have to dismantle the phone. The magnetic board in the iFixit set keeps all the parts together. This board is of great utility since it holds a detailed note on which pieces went where and where it belongs. So, keep track of all these teeny tiny screws and disassemble the phone slowly.
Well, you need more patience than the technical know-how of. Now, meticulously remove all the pieces like your iPhone’s earpiece, home button, sensor, and backplate.
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 won’t 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 you expected in the first place. It might not be your fault, as sometimes the technical parts seem defective. In this scenario, consult an authorized repair center to 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 risk permanently losing your phone. In this case, consult a repair center, and you will get your hand on a guaranteed product, which will hopefully work perfectly well.