If you find yourself with a cracked cell phone, laptop, or LCD screen, you know how inconvenient the issue can be. Rather than replacing the device altogether, many consumers consider screen repair. Here are some frequently asked questions about the process:
How much does it cost?
The cost of screen repair will depend on the item in question. The price will generally be proportionate to the original cost of the item. That said, some laptop repairs can be as little as $150. In all instances, if the TV, cell phone, or computer is new, the cost to replace the screen will be less than the cost of replacing the entire item. It also saves the hassle of transferring old files to a new device.
How long does it take?
If your device is not foreign or relatively rare, the technicians should have parts on hand to replace the screen. If your device is under warranty, however, you may need to send it back to the original manufacturer. In either case, the process can take from one to four weeks.
Can I do it myself?
Parts and tools needed to repair the screen yourself are available online. However, it is highly recommended that you leave this to a certified professional so you do not cause irreparable damage to the unit.
Where should I bring it?
Often, your local computer dealer will offer this type of repair service. Call around and get the best estimate. Or, if you are comfortable mailing the device, you can use any number of online service providers.