The Most Common Phone Repairs You Can DIY

19th Jul 2019

Some tools lined up for DIY project

Today, smartphones are incredibly intelligent and can achieve amazing things; however, they can sometimes go wrong. Whether it’s the screen breaking or the battery dying quickly, these problems aren’t something you can just deal with; they need to be fixed! There are companies out there that will offer solutions and can mend these issues; however, they often come with a hefty price tag. We take a look at some DIY phone repairs so you can fix your phone for an affordable price.

Fixing Cracked Screens

A cracked screen is possibly the most common issue; it can ruin your phone as the display becomes hard to read and it can also be dangerous as there are sharp edges. There are many methods you can follow to fix your screen, but perhaps the easier option would be to purchase a screen replacement kit. First things first, you need to ensure that the kit is for your phones exact make and model! You don’t want to get to the point where you have removed the broken screen and then realise the replacement you have bought doesn’t fit. These kits come complete with all the necessary tools and fixtures for you to complete the screen replacement.

Cracked phone screen

First, you have to remove the screen; this can be done with a screwdriver. You will then need to remove any components that are attached to the display, i.e. home button or camera. Next, you need to re-attach these components to the new screen – this can be tricky! The parts are often tiny, so it can be quite fiddly; patience is critical at this stage. Then, once all the pieces are securely attached to the new screen, you want to reconnect the battery. Finally, it is the time to screw the new screen onto the phone, and then you’re done! Sounds simple, but you will need to set aside some time to complete this task because it can be tough.

One way to avoid a cracked screen in the future is to purchase an anti-shock screen protector. The protective seal can not only withstand accidental damage, but it can also absorb any impact and resist sudden shock. Many anti-shock screen protectors can affect the touch sensitivity of the display, but here at Celicous, we pride ourselves on the fact that ours don’t! The incredible screen protectors are available for both mobile and tablets, so check out our range today and keep your device safe!

Repairing Stuck Buttons

Buttons such as the volume controls can sometimes get stuck and no longer click or work. If this happens, it could be due to there being dirt in there that is stopping it from pushing up and down. Take a cotton wool bud and carefully clean around the area that is affected. If this doesn’t work, try using a vacuum or blowing air onto it to try and budge any dirt. If the problem persists, then it is likely a hardware issue. If this is the case, you will need to take apart the phone and replace the volume controls; these can be purchased online. You should be aware that this is quite a tricky DIY with a lot of steps, so make sure you have the time to complete it.

Two iPhones laying down showing the volume control buttons

Replacing a Dead Battery

Unfortunately, phone batteries don’t last forever, and after a few years, it will likely require a replacement. Changing the battery is a reasonably straightforward procedure, so it shouldn’t take too long! You can pick up a new battery for around £30.00, but this can vary depending on the make and model. To start, you will need to open up the phone by unscrewing the screen. Once you are in, you can then remove the old battery. The difficulty level can vary depending on which phone you have, but it shouldn’t be too challenging! Then, place the new battery inside and connect it to the device. Finally, you can re-screw the screen back on and voila, your task is complete!

These are just some of the common issues that occur with phones, but we would be here all day if we mentioned all of them. You will be surprised at how much you can do yourself and at a reasonable price, so start your DIY now!