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A broken iPhone screen is the stark reality for anyone that is or has been a daily user of their smartphone and finding a solution can not only be confusing but expensive. There are several options and this post will hopefully educate you on the pros and cons of each. We’ll also look into other iPhone hardware issues that commonly occur and how to solve those as well.
Local Ottawa iPhone Screen Repair Options
In terms of a broken or cracked LCD, you’re going to need the same solutions – an entirely new front display. You have two options in the market as of now, and that is third party repair or the official Apple Retail store. The differences are that often times the people at Apple cannot replace the screen itself and will often just sell you a refurbished phone. When you consider that third party repair options are often under $100 and don’t require a brand new phone and the inconvenience of moving all your data over. Of course on the other side of the coin there are many shady iPhone and iPad repair businesses who will install lower quality parts which may break faster and cost you more in the long run. The decision is up to you, but do consider that most non-Apple screen repairs can be done in as little as one hour, or even on-site for an additional fee which can be quite convenient for those that need their phone fixed as soon as possible.
Other issues that are best fixed by a trusted local iPhone repair business in Ottawa include dead batteries, charging issues, water damage and even sticky buttons. If your home or power button is requiring you to hold it down several times to get a response – end the frustration and just get it fixed. These are generally pretty easy repairs to complete if the local business you choose has an experienced technician on hand.
Probably the least straight forward repair process your phone can need to go through is water damage. Often time’s people kill their chances by turning the phone on and off which can cause the circuits to fry. Our technicians recommend turning the phone off, keeping it off and bringing it to your local iPhone repair business for a quick dry out. This is the best way to maximize your chances of getting your device and data recovered.
If it’s happened to you, you likely know the scary feeling of dropping your iPhone in water and thinking your totally screwed. Whether it’s slipped into the toilet or you jumped into the lake without checking your pockets, there are a few different solutions to the problem, however none that are 100% foolproof. Firstly, it’s important to realize that water itself is not the problem, more so the corrosion it causes to internal hardware components. So our first tip is to definitely turn off the device before those drops of water makes it to the logic board, headphone jack or any other electronic component.
Secondly, you may have heard of the old bag of rice trick people are using to get their phones dried out. The premise is that placing your iPhone in a bag of rice will allow the rice to soak up all the excessive moisture and make it more likely that your phone will turn on. The flip side of this is that small grains of rice can easily get lodged in external components such as charging or headphone ports whicha can cause even more problems down the road. We recommend that if you do this you fill in the smaller areas with charging cables or earbuds so nothing gets lodged in there. Visit our website for more pricing details on getting your iPhone fixed today.
In terms of the next step, there is little that you can do from home without taking apart the phone, so we recommend taking it to a professional iPhone repair business in Winnipeg. What these technicians will usually do is take apart the phone entirely a dry out each component individually. If there is any specific area that has excessive damage. Depending on how much exposure your phone had to water, this is usually either the battery or LCD digitizer. Luckily, these are pretty easy to replace and most businesses in this area do dozens a day. The only area that cannot get wet and is essentially fatal to your phone is the actual main board. If this is damaged, you’re better off getting a new phone, as a new logic board is pretty expensive and unreasonable.