Our team at Ask Computers have ample experience of providing services of cell phone repair in Toronto over the past 15 years. We have always encouraged our customers to bring their cell phone to us when they happen to damage it in any of the ways possible. And we have always emphasized that it is recommended that you should avail yourself of the services of professionals when it comes to the repair of your phone.
Repairing a cell phone can be a lot tricky sometimes, and the experience of a qualified technician always comes in handy when it comes to these situations. We have come across many mistakes which people make when they try to repair their phone themselves.
As there are so many articles and blogs online which demonstrate in detail how you can repair your cell phone yourself, a lot of users have started to repair their phones on their own by just watching those online tutorials. While some have managed to get them repaired, many have reported to damage their phone to the extent that they are not able to use their phones at all.
There is a reason why the professionals equip themselves with a lot of training and knowledge about cell phone repairs. Even then it takes a lot of time for them to master the art of repairing phones. So keeping that in mind, it is fair to assume that if a normal person who don’t have much knowledge and experience of repairing phones, decides to repair the phone him/herself, there will be mistakes that he/she will make. Now, these mistakes can result in causing extensive damage to the cell phone which might not be repaired at all. Also, there might be minor mistakes which can be easily rectified by the users while they are repairing their cell phone.
Today we will be talking about the top mistakes when repairing your own phone.
One the main thing that you should do when you are starting to repair your own phone is to disconnect the battery. If you leave the battery connected, it might result in damaging the delicate components of your phone or cause a short circuit. Now the professionals know the importance of removing the battery before starting to repair a phone. On the other hand, this is one of the most common mistakes that users do when they are trying to repair their phones themselves.
Some mobile phones have the option of removable battery. If you have one of those phones, then you have your job cut out for you. You just have to remove the back cover and pull the battery out of the phone. But, since most of the manufacturers are trying to make their phones water and dust resistant, they are opting for the option of non-removable batteries in their latest models.
Apple has been known to include non-removable batteries in their iPhones since quite some time now. So if you own an iPhone and want to remove its battery, you have to follow the steps mentioned in online tutorials. It requires the use of special tools and equipment. We recommend you to go through those tutorials multiple times and then disconnect the battery.
You need to make sure that the battery is properly disconnected before starting the repair as it can even cause damage to the screen of your phone. There are many scenarios when you face the issue of a flickering screen after a phone repair. Not disconnecting the battery before the repair is one of the reasons of the flickering screen. So we hope that it will give you an idea of the importance of battery removal before the start of a repair, and this is one of the top mistake you can make while repairing your own phone.
Quality of the products:
Apart from not disconnecting the battery, one of the most common mistake that most of the people do when they decide to repair their phones is they choose very low quality products for the repair. It has led to so many issues that the user has to face in future after the repair.
There might be two possible scenarios here. One is where the user is not familiar with the products or parts that are going to be used in the repair. So he/she buys low-quality parts unintentionally. The other scenario is where the user is aware of the parts but choose to buy the less expensive one to reduce the cost of the repair. If they are lucky, they might end up repairing their phones, but as they used low-quality products in repairing the phone, it can cause various malfunctions in the near future.
It is also another reason why we recommend you to avail yourself of the services of professionals when it comes to repairing your phone. Professionals are aware of all the products and parts that are required to repair the phone. They will use the best quality products to ensure the best customer service. One of the very common examples is when you decide to repair the screen of your phone; you end up replacing it with a low-quality screen.
Still, if you want to repair the phone yourself, we recommend you to make sure that you are using the best quality of products and parts for the repair of your phone. You can read reviews of the products online and try to buy from the best store, even if it cost a bit high.
Bad Quality tools:
As a normal person who doesn’t have enough knowledge and experience of repairing phones, another top mistake that you can make while repairing your phone is to use bad quality tools. Once you read the tutorials about how to repair your phone yourself, you will be asked to buy some tools which are compulsory for the repair.
There are multiple tools which you will need to repair your phone. For starters, you will need tools to open your phone. Screwdrivers and tweezers are the most commonly used tools to open a phone. Now you will find a lot of screwdriver types to open your phone. Phillips screwdrivers are the most common ones used. When it comes to dismantling iPhones, the pentalobe screwdriver is most frequently used. So it is necessary that you buy the screwdrivers of the best quality.
You need tweezers to hold or lift electronic components. They are also used to hold any other spare part whenever needed. So you should use the best quality ones. Apart from opening tools, there are many other tools as well that you will need to repair your phone like IPA, brushes, multimeter, magnifying lamp, liquid flux, etc.
Many users choose to use bad quality of these tools to cut the cost of the repair. This lead to them facing troubles with their repaired phone in the future.
Not enough research:
One of the most common mistake that many people do when they are trying to repair their phone themselves is they don’t do enough research. We have already mentioned that the cell phone repair professionals spend multiple years trying to gain the knowledge and experience in the field of repairing phones. So for a normal person to repair the phone him/herself, it will need extensive research.
Many users don’t do enough research, and they just rush to the repair after just getting the basic idea about the repair by reading from online tutorials. These users mostly end up malfunctioning their phones for good. As it is a complicated and delicate matter, it is recommended that you do thorough research before starting the repair yourself.
For starters, you should research the problem you are facing. You need to make sure that you identify the problem properly and correctly. You don’t want to be repairing your phone for a problem that is not even there. So if you are sure about the problem, then you need to research thoroughly about the procedure to get it repaired.
You should go through the process completely. Also understanding what you are doing is as important as anything. You should know about the tools that you are using. Reading of different articles about how to use the repair tools will give you a clear idea on how to use them. Reading about all the components of your phone will give you a better picture when it comes to repairing them.
Apart from reading about the repair procedure and the tools you are going to use, you should also research about what can go wrong in the repair, and what should you do if something goes wrong. It is always good to take all the precautionary measures, right?
It should not take that much of your time when researching about the repair. Even if it does take more time, you should be willing to spend that extra time on the research. It can be the difference maker in a successful repair and a failed one.
Not Enough Patience:
It has been stated multiple times that repairing a phone is a delicate matter and requires a lot of skill and experience. One very important thing that is not mentioned enough is the value of patience when it comes to repairing phones. If you ask the most experienced and successful phone repair specialists about their secrets of success, they will surely mention patience as a key factor in cell phone repairing.
Now as we have highlighted the importance of patience in the repair of a cell phone, we have also observed that it is one of the top mistakes people do when repairing their phone themselves. We can understand that everyone wants to have their phone in working condition as early as possible. It never means that you should rush into repairing your phone. Because of the delicate nature of this process, it requires being done patiently.
The more time you spend on repairing your phone, the more chances are there for a successful repair. You must think that the repair store professionals usually repair the phones within a day, so it should also not take too much time for you to get the repair done, right? Well, the professionals have years of experience in doing mobile phones repairs. So they take less time to complete the repair.
Since you don’t have enough experience when it comes to mobile repairs, you should be patient and spend more time in researching initially than in completing the repair. If you have option for repairing your phone in one day with less chance of success and on the other hands, you have the option of completing the repair in two days with higher success rate. Which option would you choose? If you really want to use your phone for the longer run, we recommend that you choose the second option.
Many people choose the first option, and this is a major mistake that they make while trying to repair their own phone.
So these were the top mistakes you can make when repairing your own phone.