No matter how careful you are, you cannot prevent accidental droppings of 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. And if it falls in a pool of water (Perish the thought!), it makes the situation worse.
At this juncture, you have two options open in front of you – Repair or replace. Since replacement is not always possible for many people, hence let’s look at the repairing prospects of iPhone.
Does your iPhone need maintenance?
Well, in this situation, the options before you are –
- Go to an Apple store
- Look for an authorised service centre
- Mail your iPhone to Apple
However, you have another choice open in front of you if you are willing to do so – Repair it on your own. 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, #000 screwdriver, and plastic equipment. However, you can get these set of gears in an iFixit set available in the market.
Now, firstly you need to unscrew the screws that are placed just beside the lightning connector of your phone. Once you do this with precision, open your screen with the help of the suction cup that comes along with the kit.
In this step, you will have to dismantle the phone. By using the magnetic board which you’ll find in the iFixit set, keep all the parts together. Well, this board is of great utility since it keeps a precise note on which pieces went where and the place 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 back plate of your iPhone meticulously.
Once you’ve set everything apart, it’s time to put the back plate on your new screen. Now, it is the 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 authorised repair centre 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 moreover if the damage is extensive you stand at a risk of losing your phone permanently. In this case, consult a, and you would get your hand on a guaranteed product which will hopefully work perfectly well.