How to Replace Broken Screens
Take Courage, Brother: All is Not Lost
Breaking a smartphone or tablet screen is so easy a caveman could do it. Cavewomen, as well, are not exempt. Did you simply drop it? Perhaps you thought you were too good at that mechanical bull. Maybe you even have a pet toucan with a nasty overbite. In any case, most of us will experience the agony of breaking a screen at some point in time. And you know, 20 years ago a broken TV or Gameboy screen meant the end.
You’ve probably seen several shops around with hanging posters that say, “Replace Your Broken Screen,” or “iPhone Screen Replacement.” A screen that needs to be replaced is not lost, dear electronic media consumer. As one wise old wizard said to his hobbit, “No, the journey doesn’t end here … all turns to silver glass, and then you see it … white shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” I’m still not quite sure about the white shores and sunrises, but Gandalf was right about one thing; you can turn that cracked screen into silver glass. All it takes is a little applied information and just a tiny bit of elbow grease.
All you’ll really need is the right tools. As is outlined in the Replacement Tool section of this site, you really will not need that many gadgets to correctly and handsomely replace your screen. Most of them can be purchased online, and you won’t need a degree in electrical engineering from MIT to use them. It’s all easier than you thought.