Before deciding why or why not a DIY phone repair is best, there are questions and facts to be clear of to help determine if the risk is worth the reward in the end.
Will my warranty replace or cover my phone if I cannot do it myself first?
It is almost guaranteed that opening your phone and attempting to repair an issue will result in your warranty becoming void. Additionally it will more than likely become impossible to file a claim successfully if you have insurance on your phone. Because of this, it is always recommended to speak with the manufacturer and/or carrier of your device before attempting any DIY repairs.
How do I know what tools to use for DIY repairs?
There are various ways that DIY repairs on your phone can be accomplished. However, it’s always best to verify that you have the proper or correct tools in order to start and finish your repairs.
• Screwdriver kit: Your cellphone is filled with various little screws that require a screwdriver toolkit to effectively disassemble and reassemble your phone.
• Screw kit: Many smartphones use specific screws that normal or common screwdrivers can’t handle. Normally, specialty screws are used in order to prevent DIY or unauthorized repairs but it is possible to locate and purchase these screws to aid in your phone repairs.
• Screen kit: A pry kit for replacing a screen is possibly the most important tool needed in phone repair. Screen kits are usually inexpensive and are used to separate parts that are pressed or fused together.