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Tips For Replacing A Screen On Your Smartphone

Do you have a smartphone with a screen that's cracked? You don't have to live with this damage forever since it is easy to replace the screen with a brand-new one. Once you power down your phone to get started, here are some tips to help you get this job done.

Opening Up The Phone

Chances are high that you do not have the right tools to open up your phone. If you are buying the replacement screen online, make sure you also buy the right kind of screwdriver to remove the screws. Soe phones will require a pentalobe screwdriver to remove those tiny screws.

Removing the screen from the phone requires a small amount of force, which is why many people feel like they are going to damage their phone. It helps to use a suction cup on the phone's screen to pull on it while you use a pry tool to detach the back plate from the phone. In newer phones that are water-resistant, there will be an adhesive along the edge to help seal the phone and protect it from water. 

Disconnecting The Screen From The Battery

There will be a metal plate within the phone that helps connect the battery to the screen. This plate needs to be removed so that you can completely detach the screen. Remove the screws that hold it in place, and carefully set the screws and the plate aside. It helps to group these parts and screws together in a plastic bag so that you do not lose them. 

There will be a cable underneath the plate that connects to the battery. It requires some force to remove the cable, so use a small pry tool to do so. It requires the same amount of force to disconnect it as if you were prying apart two Lego blocks. 

Swapping The Parts Connected To The Screen

Now that the screen is completely detached, you need to go through the process of swapping the parts from your broken screen to the replacement screen. Since every phone is different, it helps to view a tutorial video online of the order that the parts need to be removed in. Place these parts on a table in order that you removed them in because they need to go onto the new screen in the reverse order. As long as you keep track of the order that everything was removed, it will be fine.

Don't feel confident replacing a screen on your own? Reach out to a cell phone screen repair company like Quick Fix Smartphone & Tablet Repair for assistance.