Unlike many other repair issues that may involve software malfunction, the need for cell phone screen replacement is easy to diagnose. It’s also easy to inflict. Cracked cell phone screens caused by drops and falls are common.
Since smartphones have become such a natural extension of our lives and we take these devices wherever we go–even to bed sometimes–accidental damages such as cracked screens on these miniature computers have become an unfortunate reality for many consumers.
The chances of damage increase if you’re not using a case or skin on your phone. However, design purists would argue that these cases ruin the natural feel of the device as they were designed. Add to that, if you have kids, especially young ones who love to throw things, your chances of a device being dropped and resulting in a cracked or damaged display increases dramatically.
Unfortunately, the only way to fix a cracked screen is to replace it. So, if you end up with a cracked screen, here are some different repair options that could work for you:
Contact the Manufacturer
Certain manufacturer or retail stores, like Apple and Microsoft, offer extended warranty options you can purchase. You should inquire about these options, like AppleCare+ or Microsoft Complete, at the point of purchase for your new phone or tablet as there may be time restrictions on when you can still partake if you don’t buy the extended warranties right away.
Accidental Damage Insurance Coverage
Your carrier of choice may offer you an insurance plan that you typically can sign up for within thirty days of purchasing a new handset. To partake, you’ll have to pay a monthly premium, usually between a few dollars to $10 depending on what type of coverage you opt for, and when you need to file a claim you’ll be assessed a deductible depending on what device you have. Deductibles vary from approximately $50 to $200 per incident, and you’re typically limited to two incidents per year.
The cheapest but possibly the riskiest option for repairing a cracked screen would be to do it yourself. Users can look at the internet for the repair guides on how to take their phones apart and then how to repair the damaged or cracked screen. YouTube videos are a great reference to get visuals on handling the repair process. In addition to purchasing the display itself, you would also need to purchase the tools to pry open the phone or the appropriate screwdrivers to get inside the device.
Though the experience can be frustrating and take some time to complete, this option may give techies the most satisfaction. But if you don’t know what you are doing, you could cause more extensive damage.
Local Repair Shop
Depending on where you live, there may be local repair shops that can perform the repair. Search the Internet to find a local repair store. But be careful to shop around, because the first one you find may not be the best for the job. When you find a shop, check reviews so you can get an idea of what other customers are saying about the services. Repairs typically cost around $100 or more, and can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or two. These local repairs are typically done on site.
North Georgia Cell Phone Repair has the tools and experience handle your cell phone screen replacement needs. Depending on the problem, many technicians can generally finish repairs while you wait! Call 770-569-2002 to learn more about your options for cell phone screen replacement or to get a free estimate from Alpharetta. We can fix that phone!