In this day and age of technology, mobile phones are our most valuable entity. The bond created between a person and his or her phone is almost lifelike. Remember how your adrenaline rises when your smartphone falls. The amount of money you begin to contemplate you’ll spend for it to be fixed.
What if I told you that there’s a way you could save money by repairing it at your house? A way that is simple and does not require a lot of skill. Well then, if you’re interested, you should definitely read this article. It will surely help you save that extra penny.
Batteries are known to be the first to fail in most phones. If your battery drains too quickly or feels bloated, you might want to visit iParts4U Ltd to buy a replacement. Remember to make sure to purchase a battery that is specifically for your phone’s model.
Once you have the new battery, carefully remove the back cover of your phone to reveal the battery bay. Remove the old battery and place the new one in the bay. Leave your phone to charge until the charging cycle is complete. Remember not to interrupt the charging process.
If you accidentally drop your phone and the screen cracks or you see dead pixels on the screen, you might need to replace it. First off, you need to get a new screen that is specifically for your phone’s model. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws holding the back panel to the phone body.
Usually, the motherboard will come off too but if this is not the case, first identify the screws holding it in place. Remove the motherboard first, giving you access to the screen. In order to remove the screen, gently pull off the plug-in connectors that connect the screen to the motherboard.
The replacement screen, being identical to the old one, will have the same plug-in type connectors. This should allow you to easily join it with the motherboard. Put back the back panel and replace the screws accordingly. Ensure everything is firmly held in place and that no parts are loosely held.
When finished, shake the phone slightly to check for any loose parts. If you hear a rattling sound, make sure to tighten any loose screws to ensure that the parts are firmly held in place.
The phone’s motherboard is the most important part of the phone as it carries most of the parts. On the motherboard lies the camera, the processor and input /output devices. As a result, when fixing it great care should be taken. As previously mentioned, if the motherboard is to be replaced, make sure to get the specific one for your phone’s model.
Follow the same procedure, as outlined when fixing the battery, in removing the back panel. Make sure to identify the exact places where the screws were before removing the back panel. If the motherboard does not come off safely, remove the screws holding it to the panel.
Gently pull off the plug-in type connectors to remove the screen. Replace the motherboard with a new one. Afterwards, replace the screws and the back panel as outlined above. Remember to make sure there are no loose parts and that all parts are firmly held in place.
Fixing a Water Damaged Phone
If your phone drops in water don’t panic. As much as it may look bad, this is not the case. It can be solved easily. In the case that it switched itself off, do not switch on. This may only make things worse. Get at least a 2 kg bag of uncooked rice and place your dripping phone into the rice.
Leave your phone for 3 to 5 days in the rice. All the moisture in the phone will be absorbed by the rice. After 3 to 5 days, switch on your phone and let it run for a few hours. This allows it to heat its parts up before plugging it into a charger. It should be fine after a full charge.
As seen from the above tips, you don’t have to take your phone to a repair shop each time it gets damaged. Save that extra penny by trying to fix it at home. Remember to follow the above mentioned instructions carefully in order to make sure you don’t cause any more damage. If the problem persists, however, make sure to have your phone checked.
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