The many ‘How to…’ videos on YouTube have started a trend of people trying to repair their own phone. YouTubers make it look so easy… just a spudger tool here, a little glue there and your phone looks like new. Trouble is all of them are either pros or have had a lot of practice. And through the magic of filmmaking all the messy bits (like accidentally tearing the fingerprint cable on the back) can be edited out.
A surprisingly large number of Android and iPhones that come to us bear signs of the owner having tried to fix it themselves. From what we have seen, here are five reasons why you shouldn’t try to repair your phone yourself.
1. Low-quality parts
Buying a replacement Android or iPhone screen for repair from eBay or having it shipped from an unknown seller in China? You have no way of verifying if the screen is a genuine replacement screen (it won’t be) – nor can you be sure the panel is fully functional. Phantom touch, dead pixels, bright pixels, or simply dead screens are extremely common when you buy non-authorized, third-party screens. Unverified replacement batteries, camera modules and chips can even be dangerous for your safety.
2. No warranty on part or repair
You provide your own warranty if something goes wrong. Parts purchased outside of authorized channels come with no warranty – no matter what the seller says. If the part stops working after repair you are out of pocket. Ditto if you make a mistake. Professional Android and Apple repair in Toronto comes with warranties and will make sure your phone functions as expected.
3. Lack of tools
Most people don’t have the fine tools needed for phone repair. So, in addition to a third-party part you will find yourself ordering a phone repair toolkit. And since the goal in such cases is to save money on phone repair, you will order the cheapest set on Amazon. That’s another expense most people don’t factor in. Also, cheap tools are of poor quality and there are plenty of stories of injuries because they break or cut you.
4. Further damage / Quality of repair
Modern smartphones are not designed to be repaired easily. It takes a practised hand to be able to pry open the screen, undo screws and unplug fragile cables. The biggest shock people get is when they try to loosen the adhesive holding the back and screen. It looks butter smooth on YouTube; in realty, you will gnaw through the rubber gaskets around the screen (that’s for water resistance). Unfortunately, the damage you cause to your phone while ‘repairing’ it can be greater than the original problem .
The finished repair will never feel like the original thing. Rough edges, broken fingerprint sensors, foggy screens and glue poking out… YouTubers will not tell you about these realities of fixing your phone yourself.
5. Cost of repair
Factor in the cost of the replacement part and the cheap tools and that alone is nearly the cost of professional phone repair in Toronto. Once you add in the inconvenience, effort and unsatisfactory completion of self-repair, the cost of repair actually balloons.
Bad Android and iPhone screen repair in Toronto done yourself often makes the phone undesirable/unusable, forcing you to buy a new phone.
Affordable Android and iPhone repair near you in Toronto
ASK Computers is one of the most trusted phone repair shops near you in downtown Toronto. We cater to Toronto residents, businesspersons, employees and more. Our rates are extremely competitive and we can have the Android and Apple repair in Toronto completed in a few hours.
Of course, our parts are genuine, have warranties and repairs come with quality assurance.
We offer curbside drop-off, pick-up and regular sanitizing to keep you safe.