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Repairing a Cracked Screen? – Top 5 Things to Know! Part2

**Cracked ScreenDamaged. Cracked. Broken.** In our last post, we began to delve into what it takes when repairing a broken or cracked screen on your device or smart phone on your own. While you do not need to be an expert to make this type of repair or replacement, you do need to have some knowledge about what your doing. Continuing on, we will talk about the tools, your working area, and about taking your time.

Tools! Tools! Tools! When taking apart a device or smartphone, you cant just head into the garage and pick up the first screwdriver you see. While the devices themselves use standard Phillips or Torx screws, they are not your average size screws. They are much smaller and hence require smaller screwdrivers. Newer devices, like the most recent iPhones or MacBook Airs, need particular tools to gain access, a move manufactures take to help prevent users making repairs of their own. Thin metal or plastic case opening tools are needed to help pry and pop open the outer case of the device, although having tweezers, a spudger or even a hairdryer or heat gun are great to have on hand! You can find all the tools necessary to make repairs or replacements to a device on your own all over the Internet.

Your Working Area! Ensuring your work area is clean and tidy is a highly important step in repairing any device. Before cracking your phone open to make the desired repairs be sure that you have a large enough work space to lay everything out neatly, creating a safe spot where you can place all the tiny screws and components that were removed is very important -you do not want to crawl around the floor looking for misplaced or lost screws. Removing any liquids in the area as to prevent any spills or contact with liquid is also very important. You may want to consider wearing a grounding wrist strap or use an antistatic mat to prevent any electrostatic discharge from occurring.

Take it Easy! Lastly, take your time when repairing your device and document every part of the process so that you do not get lost when putting the device back together. It is imperative that you do not force anything, because you will likely end up breaking something when frustration sets in. If you are having a hard time removing the case, take a step back and few deep breaths and look the a screw you may have missed or heat up the adhesive that is being used to hold things in place.

While we do hope you are successful in your device or cell phone repair, know that you can trust MyBrokenPhone.com for all device repair needs. Contact Us Today and allow us to show you! We hope that these tips help you in with your repairs. Remember – REPAIR – DON’T REPLACE!