Usually the cost-effective way to deal with screen problems is to have the screen assembly replaced.
Problems with one layer of the screen assembly, whether it is the glass, touchscreen, or LCD / LED display, are usually best fixed by replacing the entire three-layer component. Although some discount shops will do glass-only replacement the result is often less-than-desired in terms of quality, usability and durability.
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1 Hour (or less) turnaround time for phone screen repair
Outer Screen (associated with the phone digitizer, glass, or the touchscreen) problem symptoms include:
Your phone’s LCD will likely need to be replaced if you experience of the following:
For any of the above, your screen assembly needs to be replaced. Bring your phone to The TechKnow Space and let our expert technicians replace the screen within an hour. Trying to repair an individual layer of the screen assembly like just the LCD, is more expensive in both time and cost compared to simply replacing the entire part.
Often, the digitizer or the LCD part of the phone screen may not be visibly broken, but does fail to work due to repeated knocks, dings and drops. So, while the glass screen has no visible crack, it might be white or unresponsive to the touch. After suffering multiple knocks and drops over time, just the slightest impact may render it inoperable. This is a perplexing but common experience for many users who can’t understand why a very slight impact resulted in the failure of their touchscreen..
A damaged LCD can also be bleeding the liquid that is sealed within it. This impact often results in hair-line cracks that are often invisible to the naked eye. Over time, however, repeated knocks can widen and deepen the cracks until they are large enough to seep out liquid.
Using your phone with a partially non-responsive or a fully dead screen is very frustrating. It means you can’t access a portion of your apps or are not able to see any display at all!
Sometimes when the drop that damages your phone screen also causes damage to the frame as well. The phone’s case may become dented, bent and otherwise deformed, preventing the new replacement screen from being installed properly.
It is crucial to address the issue with the frame before installing the new screen, as doing the installation on an imperfect frame could cause stress on the glass, and make the screen crack with a minimal amount of force applied to it.
In the event if we find damage that requires some minor adjustment, we will perform the repair at no extra charge to you. If the frame is severely deformed (and sometimes that can only become evident after the cracked screen is removed) we will call you and inform you of an additional charge (typically less than $20) for realigning the frame and with the costs of replacing the housing entirely.
Again, when we discover any issues with your device beyond just a screen replacement, we will inform you and ask for your confirmation before we do any phone screen repairs.
Further Damage not Addressed by a Screen Replacement
Typically, your display or LCD gets damaged because of a hit, bang or a drop. When this happens, you are unable to use your phone since you cannot see what is displayed on the screen. It is possible that the bang or the ding has also damaged other components on your phone, like your headphone jack, loudspeaker, earpiece, wifi antenna, etc. We can often only discover these failures once we have replaced the screen, and can observe the behaviour of your phone functions on the display. Should we identify any additional repairs needing to be done to your phone, we will call you for confirmation before completing any repairs.
In situations where your phone screen is not the only problem we may need to perform additional diagnostic work to determine the cause of the problem and the repair approach which can take more than an hour and sometimes up to a day. (We will always keep you posted during the repair process!)
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It is always possible that a damaging event - especially an impact - can affect the phone beyond just the screen. The mainboard of the phone also controls how the screen operates and although fairly well protected inside can still be susceptible to damage. In many cases we can repair damage to the phone's mainboard affecting display and touch functions.
What are possible issues for a screen needing to be replaced?