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Sep
10

Broken Smartphone Options

New smartphones have become a substantial investment, with many popular models costing hundreds of dollars to replace. While getting the newest version can be an exciting purchase, it is also expensive. Unfortunately, due to their heavy use, these devices can easily be damaged, leaving owners facing a dilemma regarding whether to buy a new phone or continue using a damaged device. However, there are other options to consider before just replacing a damaged smartphone or tablet. 

Repair Options

Depending on the type of damage to the device, obtaining cell phone repairs may be a feasible option. Especially for devices which are still fairly new, it may be worth investigating whether it can be fixed instead of replaced. Some of the common repairs that can be fixed include: 

  • Cracked or broken front glass. One of the most common issues with smartphones and tablets are cracked or broken glass on the screens. This is generally a quick and easy repair if nothing else has been damaged.
     
  • Touchscreens and LCD. Both touchscreens and LCD screens can be replaced in most cases when they are damaged. It can be much less expensive than replacing the entire device.
     
  • Water damage. If a phone has been exposed to water, it may still be able to be repaired. Technicians can perform a water damage diagnosis to determine the extent of the damage.
     
  • Batteries. Often, a simple battery replacement is all that is needed to get a seemingly broken device working again. 

Even if a device cannot be repaired, extensive damage doesn’t always mean a complete loss. Even non-working phones and tablets can often be sold to be refurbished or for parts. This money can be used to purchase a new or used device, cutting the cost of buying a new phone or mobile device.

Posted on behalf of iDeviceMD

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