You Smashed Your Phone—What Next?

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It can happen in the blink of an eye. Your expensive smartphone slips out of your hand and lands with a "CRACK!" on the pavement. You bend down to retrieve it and you discover the screen has smashed. Oh no, the horror! Phones can be expensive, and the last thing you need is to have to buy another one. Luckily, there are ways to fix your smashed phone so don't throw it away just yet!

Tips Before Repairing Your Phone

Before you commence your phone repairs, it is wise to back up your phone so you will not lose any data currently on your phone. Most of the time, your phone will not need to be restored after being repaired, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Sticky Tape

Is there anything sticky tape can't do? If your screen has cracked, you can use sticky tape (or better yet, a screen protector) to prevent further damage. This may also protect your finger tips if the cracks have protruding sharp edges. Use one layer of wide, clear packing tape to cover your screen. This can stop pieces of your screen from falling out, and stop pieces of dirt and dust from entering your phone and causing more damage. Many people continue to use their phone with a cracked screen for the life of the phone. However, if you plan to sell your phone later on, you will not get a good price for a phone with a cracked screen.

Repair It Yourself

If you are no stranger to pulling apart electronic gadgets, repairing your phone yourself may be a viable option. You can often purchase replacement phone screens online, and you can also find many tutorials online to guide your phone repair. Repairing your own phone could take you an hour or two, but it can be quite fiddly and frustrating. If you don't know what you are doing, you also run the risk of causing more damage to your phone. If doing your own phone repairs seems too daunting, you can always take it to a phone repair shop.

Leave It To The Professionals

There are many businesses, like Mobile Phone Depot, who can quickly perform phone repairs so you can have your phone back to normal as soon as possible. Phone repairers are professionals and know what they are doing, so you can be assured your phone will be fixed efficiently. They may also discover other damage apart from the cracked screen; sometimes other connections come loose or the buttons may not work as well as they used to. It is like taking your phone to a doctor for a checkup; after all, your phone does deserve a bit of care to keep it performing optimally!

If your phone is still under warranty, you should know that having your phone repaired by an unauthorised person can void your warranty; you should seek advice from your phone retailer if this is the case.