You like the iPhone. It's packed with great and easy-to-use features and looks great. Then one day it will disappear from your hand, hit the sidewalk, and the once beautiful iPhone has nasty cracks on the glass surface. What are you doing now?
You can not do anything. In most cases, the LCD (picture) is under the glass and the touch screen feature still works so you can use it until the next version of iPhone comes out and you feel like it needs updating.
If you like most iPhone owners, this "nothing" approach is not many options. There is an iPhone because it has a style and does not look more stylish. So how do you solve it? There are many possibilities.
First you can buy a new iPhone. Just walk into an AT & T or Apple Store and walk out with a new iPhone. This is certainly the simplest and fastest option. This is also the most expensive. You may have purchased the iPhone for only $ 99, but you had to sign a two-year contract to get the price. Now that he has a contract, he charges $ 500 for a replacement phone.
Another option is for Apple to fix it for you. This option is cheaper than buying a new phone, but it is still one of the most expensive solutions to fixing the phone. It also requires you to be near the Apple Store. Choosing the option on the cracked screen is $ 199 and sales tax.
The least expensive solution is to buy on eBay and buy a replacement glass screen for approx. $ 20 to $ 30 and install it on your own phone. A simple search on eBay for "iPhone touch screen" reveals many different brands of touch screen glasses (3G and 3GS glass are different so make sure you get the iPhone version). Then a quick trip to YouTube and a search for "iPhone screen repair" will be displayed, showing how to fix it.
Warning: This patch is not trivial. This requires a heat type to remove your phones from the current broken glass, and if you are not careful, you can completely destroy your phone. If you choose this option, make sure it is comfortable with the small electronics repair and be very careful.
A much simpler and safer option for a workable repairer to buy a full screen unit – not just the touch screen glass. This route has two options: Get the monitor on the LCD (about $ 100) or on the LCD (about $ 60). Any of these options means that you do not have to use a heat gun to replace the glass, You should be able to perform the repair within 10 to 15 minutes. The video can reach 10,000 words again, skip YouTube and look for "iPhone screen repair" search, and this way you can find more videos.
The last option is one of the safest and is still very cost effective: There is a third party in the iPhone repair for you. If you are living in a decent size city, do a Craigslist search and find someone within the driving distance that is doing less than $ 100. You need to be able to do it for you approx. 15 minutes while waiting.
If you do not live in a big city, some companies offer mail in the fixes. Again, this will usually cost $ 100, but for about a week (for a couple of days from delivery and another day for repair) you will have to be out of your phone. A simple Google search on "Mail Repair on iPhone" explores the ranks of companies offering patches.
So do not drop the iPhone just because it has fallen and broke the screen. Save yourself hundreds of dollars and fix it. When it comes to the right type of electronics, your doing-your-yourself options are the best routes. Is not that effective with a screwdriver and small ribbon cables? Next, find a local shop that will help you or send it for repair.