Broken iPhone Screen? Glass Only V LCD Replacement
The Key Differences in Repairs
At One Stop Repairs in Wellington, we know some accidents might only damage the glass, in contrast to ones that also damage the LCD. Both issues are cause for concern, yet clear differences exist between simple iPhone (6/7/7s/8/8s) screen repair and iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8s LCD replacement. In the latter case, you might see a blank screen, annoying lines across your screen or being unable to use the touch and swipe features.
Though your glass screen may be cracked, shattered or heavily scratched, the LCD screen may still be in completely working order. You can identify whether your LCD screen has been damaged by:
- Looking for new, out-of-place digital lines or patterns appearing on the iPhone’s display.
- Black, coloured spots, or blurred/discoloured areas of the iPhone’s screen.
- A totally black, or non-functional display. This is probably the most obvious sign of major damage.
If you see any of these signs, it’s recommended to visit a repair shop that specialises in iPhone 7 screen replacement, iPhone 8s screen replacement, iPhone 6s plus screen replacement, iPhone 7 plus screen replacement, iPhone 7s screen replacement and iPhone 8 screen replacement, among other options.
When screen repair is involved, you should still be able to use your phone, though you will run into an issue that might damage your phone for good. That’s because those cracks can allow for water to seep into the device, which can be a problem if you tend to use it near such areas. While you can purchase a screen protector, that’s only a band-aid that won’t solve the main problem.
Another basic difference is the time frame for repairs, with the simple iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8s Screen repair likely taking less than 10 minutes. That’s in contrast to the iPhone (6/7/7s/8/8s) LCD replacement, which depending on uncovering further damage or issues, could take an hour or longer. Yet making the decision to fix it can get you quickly back to normal.
Can My Broken Screen Get Worse?
Apple started sealing their devices with a water/dust resistant glue since the iPhone 6S/6S Plus. If you break your iPhone (6/7/7s/8/8s) screen it CAN get worse. When your screen is shattered you open new ways for dust, steam or water to get inside. Therefore, it is highly suggested to get it repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent further damages.
Also, when most aftermarket screen is shattered the touch panel might be affected and you might lose the ability to use your phone. Most iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8s broken screens are easy to fix however we highly recommend seeking professional advice or visit our store for best and cheap iPhone Screen Replacement Service in Wellington.
However, when it comes to servicing your iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8s device it is recommended to use OEM parts. Since apple does not manufacture any parts for 3rd party repair shops the best option that you have is getting an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) grade screen. Basically, when you break the top layer of an iPhone (6/7/7s/8/8s) screen- the glass – but the layer underneath – the LCD – is intact, refurbishing companies are able to install a brand-new top layer known as the glass.
The screens that have been manufactured by Apple, but refurbished by 3rd party companies are called OEM screens which is still a lot higher quality then any aftermarket screen. Hope this information helps to get you to the right place, if you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message or call us.