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Damaging your phone is a guaranteed way to ruin your day. You rely on your phone in order to stay connected with the world. That’s why many people are tempted to repair their own phone. We strongly recommend against doing this. We have listed the 4 most important reasons why you should not repair your iPhone or Android phone yourself.
We know it’s tempting to save yourself a few bucks by buying replacement parts online and following a YouTube tutorial, but you should never do this. Without the proper training, even simple mistakes such as misplacing screws can cause certain components to malfunction.
One of the most common DIY mistakes comes from electrostatic discharge. If you are not grounded when doing the repair, you can completely kill your device. Even something as simple as removing a battery can be dangerous. If the battery is punctured, it could explode, causing significantly more damage to your device. Causing additional damage to your phone may make it impossible to repair, forcing you to buy a brand new phone.
Successful cell phone repair requires specific tools and equipment to ensure minimal risk of damage to devices. For example, many components of your phone require an even heat to remove parts safely, and each phone requires specific sizes and types of screwdrivers. Using improper screw sizes can strip the screws. Once the screw has been stripped, it may not be able to be repaired even by professionals. Professional repair shops have access to these kinds of tools.
The last thing you want to do is take your phone apart and realize you are missing the tools. Of course, you can throw all of the parts into a bag and bring it to your closest Staymobile repair shop, but you do run the risk of losing parts. If you have missing or damaged parts, this can drive up the cost of your repair.
Depending on the amount of damage to your device, it’s usually cheaper to get a repair than to replace your phone. A cracked screen repair from a high-quality repair shop could cost over $100, but that’s significantly cheaper than replacing an $800 phone and your phone will look as good as new.
Smartphones are a combination of metals and plastic, and each device contributes to the growing collection of waste on our planet. More surprisingly, 85% of the emissions produced by smartphones comes from the production stages. You can help cut down on this by using for smartphone for at least two years and upgrading to a new device only when absolutely necessary. Many professional phone repair shops, such as Staymobile, recycle as many repaired parts as possible to help reduce their impact on the environment and global warming. By repairing your phone instead of placing it, you are directly helping the environment.
We know it’s tempting to save yourself a few bucks by repairing your phone at home. But a professional has access to the proper tools, training, and high-quality parts that are required to properly repair any damage. From damaged glass, water damage, broken charge ports, to even damaged or broken internal connections, Staymobile can repair nearly all damage to your Android, iPhone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or game system. Our certified technicians have the specialty tools for each repair and are skilled at providing a wide range of repairs and services. Find a location near you today to get started on your repair.