Screen cracked scratches or cracked damaged like what do I do?
Screen damaged What do I do to the screen keep it put
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Screens on modern cell phones aren't considered repairable at home, so really the only option available to us is to replace the screen. The good news is that your phone is relatively inexpensive, and parts for it are similarly cost effective. If you do the work yourself, the screen cost is only going to be about $30 USD.
However, you have a choice to make regarding the repair. There are two ways to go about it and you'll have to take a look at both methods and decide for yourself which one makes more sense for you. It all depends on whether you buy the screen with or without the frame attached.
The ones that come with the frame have the screen already mounted on the midframe, the part of the phone that basically everything else is mounted on. the good part about this is the screen is securely mounted so there's no danger of it falling off, plus it is probably better sealed against liquids than you could do yourself. The downside is that since everything else in the phone is mounted on that frame, you have to gut the entire phone, removing everything and transferring it to the new screen+frame. For longevity, this is probably the better choice but it's unquestionably more work. Here's a YouTube video showing you how to do the screen replacement with the frame.
You can find replacement screens all over the place; the main sites I tend to check are Amazon, eBay and AliExpress, depending on how fast you need the part vs. how much you're willing to pay. Amazon is usually the fastest but more expensive, while AliExpress is often the cheapest but shipping times can be quite long. eBay is somewhere between the two. Here's one of the first examples I came across on a cursory search.
Alternatively, you can elect to just replace the screen itself without the midframe. There's a good chance you may end up destroying the old screen, which of course, if you're replacing it isn't normally a big deal. You do have to make sure you do a good job cleaning the old frame of adhesive and install a new sheet of precut screen adhesive to both secure the screen to the phone and protect against liquids.
In this case you're not saving any money by going with the screen-only repair, so view both videos, weigh the pros and cons and decide for yourself which one you want to attempt. This one is probably a better choice if you're not experience in small electronics repair, as there are less parts to move over and possibly damage in the process.
Good luck, Isreal; let us know what you decide and how it goes!
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