Are you thinking of replacing a cracked iPhone screen by yourself? Take pointers from somebody who did just that. In a colourfully written article for CNET, technology journalist Rick Broida writes a blow-by-blow account of how he attempted the feat. The author bought an iPhone repair kit and a replacement screen and followed “trusty’ YouTube tutorials. Here’s how Broida’s do-it-yourself project turned out:
“Amazingly, I’m able to get the iPhone back together, and it looks perfect. You’d never know the screen had been replaced. But will it actually function?
I press the power button and…the screen lights up with colored bars intersected by black lines. […]
Did I crimp or tear a ribbon cable? Fail to properly reseat a connector? Or perhaps just get a bad replacement screen? It’s hard to know for sure, and although I could open the phone again and try to fiddle with the connectors, I’ve had enough. Time to call in a pro.”
Broida says he made sure his “iPhone is adequately protected, even if it means using a case that adds extra bulk.” He also suggests letting professionals handle the repair. Such a solution may seem expensive upfront, but failing at DIY and seeking professional repairs thereafter can only be much costlier.
As posted on various online forum threads, iPhone users all over the world meet with varying levels of success when it comes to DIY screen replacement. Some get positive outcomes, while many others end up in even deeper trouble and with bigger expenses. Where iPhone screen repair in Melbourne is concerned, reliable vendors like TelcoWorld can be trusted to restore your phone’s façade and functionality.
A cracked or water-damaged screen can be extreme inconvenient, not to mention unsightly. As with Broida’s iPhone 5S, your iPhone 4’s LCD is certainly not separable from the digitizer. This means that any damage to the screen is likely to affect your iPhone’s touch and response functions, too. If you fail to replace the screen correctly, you not only will get stuck with a discoloured or partially defective display but also a largely unusable device.
Regardless of the cause or extent of iPhone screen damage, you may want to talk to expert technicians for any repair concern. If the breakage or malfunction warrants iPhone 4 screen replacement in Melbourne, you may want to seek a reputable vendor like TelcoWorld that offers a free estimate, genuine replacement parts, and a 90-day warranty on repairs.
(Source: Can an ordinary Joe replace a busted iPhone screen?, CNET, May 14, 2014)