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On Your Side - Repairing a Cracked Phone Screen

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Sooner or later it happens to the best of us: Your smartphone screen cracks.

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Sooner or later it happens to the best of us: Your smartphone screen cracks.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/7344971?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:20:16 +0000 On Your Side - Repairing a Cracked Phone Screen Sooner or later it happens to the best of us: Your smartphone screen cracks. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/7344971?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WKBT sooner or later it happens to the best of us: your smartphone screen cracks. a professional replacement can be expensive, so consumer reports wanted to try some cheaper diy repair kits to see how easy it is to go from shattered to smooth. news 8's martha koloski has the results on today's on your side. " cracked phone screens are annoying, and sooner or later many of them need to be fixed. if your phone isn't under warranty, older, or both, paying to fix it might not seem worth it. chyron: bree fowler, consumer reports tech editor (sot) "it would have cost me 129 dollars to get the screen of an iphone 6 repaired at the apple store." (v/o) consumer reports' bree fowler writes about smartphones. she wanted to try a few diy screen repair kits to see how they work. so, bree rounded up some cracked iphone 6's and fixed them for about 50-bucks. but - (sot: bree fowler) "it was actually really hard." (v/o) so what does it really take to fix your own screen? a lot of patience, and some skill. (natsot: fixing iphone) (v/o) in addition to removing the screen you need to disconnect the home button, camera, sensors and microphone. not to mention, melt adhesive with a hair dryer without damaging the phone. bree successfull y did all of that -- but when it comes to those really tiny screws? (sot: bree fowler) "they were stripped. i mean anyone who's built anything or taken anything apart knows how aggravating stripped screws can be, but imagine having to deal with those screws and having them be nearly microscopic size." (v/o) however, she ended up with a dark, shadowy image in the upper left corner of the screen. the phone works but it's not the same. (sot: bree fowler) "to me, the hours that i put into this - the aggravation and the stress - it just wasn't worth it." (v/o) consumer reports' take - fix at your own risk! if you want to save money on an older phone and you're up for a challenge these kits can give you everything you need. ." the kits consumer reports used are available online. the icracked repair kit is from a smartphone repair company and cost about 50 dollars. the other kits - urepair and the rsth - both cost between 40 and 45 dollars and are available on amazon.




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