Here are the examples.
As shown in the picture above, the screen is still functioning. However due to different manufacture process, some phone might not work even though the display is functioning 100%. (i.e, LG NEXUS models.) Then you will have to replace the digitizer. Some keeps using the phone as it is still working, but the cracked glass keeps pressing down, the LCD will eventually will get damaged which then looks like the picture below (called bleeding). When this happens, you will have to replace the glass and the LCD together which will cost more.
we have added new video describing the components. Check it out here.
Even though, glass replacement only repair is possible, we ask customer to swap whole screen with out refurbished screen and give credit of the working screen to you in order to expedite the process. Just replacing the glass of the screen takes a lot of labor and time thus we find this is the fastest way for you to save time.
Ever since iPhone 4 was released using technology called fusing, almost all of the smartphone manufactures started follow it. Manufactures use special treatment called fusion to put LCD or LED / Digitizer / Glass together as a one piece keep dust coming under the glass. It makes the screen brighter but this also makes the repair cost high as well because you have to replace whole front screen panel when it’s broken regardless glass was broken only or not.
Please see our example below:
as you can see in the picture, this Samsung Galaxy S3 had broken glass only. The digitizer and display is working fully even though we removed the glass so why spend more when you can save?
However not all phones’ glass can be removed due to manufacturer’s different process of making phones.
Please see our list of what phones are possible to remove and replace glass only so that you can save money.
Unfortunately, rice is not an effective solution a couple of reasons. Rice has a low capacity for atmospheric absorption. It may absorb the liquid water on the case, but our real problem are the tiny drops inside. Also, as rice sits on your shelf, and the shelf at the store before you bought it, in unsealed boxes and bags it slowly sucks in water out of the atmosphere around it, reaching it’s absorption capacity. Let the professionals handle your problem. Here is some pictures of what happens when tried to dry themselves.
Below are the phones that was brought in after the phone stopped working after the customers thought they saved the phone by putting it in the rice or using hair dryer after water spillage and used it for a while. Please note the users who experienced phone working after putting in the bag of rice had the phone that had liquid damage was going to function regardless of rice because they were lucky not to have main board damaged. Please see this video.
Some were saved but some were not repairable as it came in too late due what we call “Rice damaged”.
Best thing is to contact local professional repair shop right away when water damage happens, as it can save your money from buying another phone.
The water damage repair service includes full diagnostics and ultrasonic cleaning. We strive to fully restore your phone with only the ultrasonic cleaning process and majority of the time, no other parts are needed to be replaced in the phone. In the event that additional parts are needed, they will need to be purchased along with the water damage repair service. We guarantee that the phone will be in good working condition or functioning properly once damaged parts are replaced. In the rare case that we can not get your phone working, we will provide you with a couple different options. 1) Send your phone back to you. 2) Offer to purchase the phone from you, since we can still use some of the parts from it, and we like to recycle. Helping the environment is a definite plus! 3) If the phone functions fine, but has one or two minor features that may not be fully repairable, we will offer you a discounted rate for the repair and send the phone back. We have state of the art equipment that removes any kind of corrosion, minerals, or debris that has built up on your circuit board and components. Corrosion and minerals that build up on the circuit is the most common cause for your phone not functioning properly.
Please note that water-damaged phones are not covered by the cell phone repair guarantee. Water is tricky stuff, so any phone repair complicated by water damage can result in a loss of functionality. Any new damage is not covered by the guarantee, and neither is the damage beyond the original fee charged for the iPhone repair.
Here is post we created for more info on when water damage happens. https://ifixsmartphone.com/water_damage_phone_repair/
Make an appointment at service location by clicking here. We’ll try to fix your iPhone during your visit. In more complex cases, we might need to send it to out lab. If we do, your iPhone will be take more time for pickup. We will diagnose the issue with your machine and give you all of your options.
It requires time consuming cherry picking and research to consistently find good parts at good prices. Leave that work to us. Often good parts can be had at lower prices than knockoffs, but you have to know where to look.
If someone’s priced 10%-20% over me and they claim the repair is Apple authorized, it’s just not true. In order for that specific repair job they performed to be Apple authorized, it has to be done with their parts, and this costs a serious premium.
However, in reality, Apple can’t tell the device’s been opened or repaired, by just looking at it. Our meticulous workmanship ensure they’ll never know we were there. (If Apple decides to disassemble the device and look inside, they might be able to tell as our part are marked with our logo inside). Will the next housecall repair person use a magnetized tray to ensure each screw is saved?
All parts necessary are stocked. We don’t have to order a part in order to perform your repair in many cases! The second you decide to utilize a service, we’re ready.
Certain competitors are paying 20%-40% more for the same parts at the same quality level because they lack a structured, aggressive parts sourcing system.
Lastly, we do not employ unnecessary staff. You may be used to walking into a store with 4-10 people. In these cases, most of the people are looking for guidance from 1 or 2 senior techs. We do not employ technicians that cannot perform every service offered by themselves. You will find here that even our receptionist knows how to fix an iPad without ripping the wi-fi antenna. Smarter employees leads to a more efficient work environment
In addition, consider part quality being used. Even though they are made to same size, the finish and the quality can affect the cost of the parts. Please look at the picture below for the comparison.
They are same iPhone 5 Glass, but look at the quality. Should I say more?
What makes us better? A lot of the gear I worked on was over 30 years old, and used in mission critical environments. One second of downtime is unacceptable as it will render a recording useless. If one thinks opening a slightly abused 2 year old laptop is difficult, imagine working on a 55 year old Pultec equalizer, where the parts are practically turning to dust as you touch them! The level of workmanship necessary to keep these from failing again and to successfully get it back in service is considerably higher than the level of workmanship necessary to get a laptop back together. Rest assured your machine won’t be leaving with missing screws, broken pieces, or misaligned parts; we know better.
At every location, we want to have just one person working so that the job is done right from start to finish.
Whenever there is OEM parts available for other devices, we want to use it as it provides best repair result. However, there are some looking for a deal when they are under a budget, so we do also carry non-OEM, so called “after-market” parts. Does that mean it’s bad? Not necessarily. It is designed to work the same but the part is made with low cost. To learn more about non-OEM parts,please visit our blog or YouTube pages as we are continuously updating about it.
We have access to free training from Apple and the same genuine parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics as Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) and Apple Store locations. To verify that a we are authorized, please visit Apple Verify page: https://support.apple.com/repair/verify-repair-provider?storeid=I5843231
Please check our blog here. https://ifixsmartphone.com/i-lost-touch-id-…-can-it-be-fixed/
Please check this link for getting non_genuine parts. https://ifixsmartphone.com/using_non_genuine_parts/