The glass cracked upwards when I was trying to lift it, HELP!
Ok, so here is my problem:
I had little to do so i figured i could take my iPhone apart for fun. So i removed the skrews, (i know you'll probably *sigh* at the next part), and then i used a tiny tiny skrewdriver (the one i used for removing the skrews, only flat this time) and stuck it between the glass and the edge on the left, middle side.
So, I've done this exact same thing before, and it went smoothly. But this time I heard a *crack* and there was a tiny small crack moving to the right from it's origin and half way over the screen (middle).
So now to the real problem!
The touch screen below this crack doesn't work, and diagonally down to the right it seems it has been damaged (works, but only for tapping, sliding doesn't work that great).
I assume that the screen needs to be replaced, so my question is: Do I have to buy a whole new front assembly? Or is it possible to buy only the screen (if it's cheaper).
OR is it by some miracle a way to fix it without buying anything?
Thanks in advance!
The crack is hardly visible when you look straight at the glass. Only when you tilt it and look at it more horizontal the crack shows.
We are sorry to hear about your misfortune, yet happy, in a bittersweet way, to hear that you enjoy taking your electronics apart for fun! It's sort of how this company got started, after all!
Unfortunately, there is no miracle way that I know of to fix this without purchasing anything, unless you happen to already have some replacement parts laying around. Also, it is entirely possible to replace only the front glass, and we sell the kit to do so here. However, you said that the phone is not responding to your touch under the cracked portion, which leads me to believe that you will need to replace the entire display assembly, as you probable damaged more than just the front glass. Though it is more expensive, we sell the kit for this repair right here, and as always, the repair guide is on our site completely free!
Hope this helps! Good luck with your repair, and let us know how it goes!
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