Mobile Screen Replacement

You’ve finally got that brand-new phone you’ve always been dreaming of! You could have received it as a birthday gift, or you decided that it was finally time to upgrade your old phone. In today’s day and age of emerging mobile technologies like 4G, 42MP cameras, gigabytes of RAM, and so much more… Our phones are becoming more and more a part of our daily usage.

And that means increased time in our hands.

In this article, we’ll focus on why mobile screens are as delicate as they are, what you can do to protect them, and how you can fix a screen in the unfortunate event that it breaks or cracks.

Screen composition

The screens of our phones are made of glass, primarily. But wait, there’s more to it! Touchscreen components can be broken down into 3 segments – an LCD screen (or a variant of it) to render and display colours, circuitry to detect the location of your finger’s touch, and a protective glass cover.

The LCD component is one of the more basic versions of display techniques (with more advanced technologies like OLED, AMOLED, and others). It stands for “Liquid Crystal Display”, and it works by passing a current through a special liquid crystal (read as: a chemical that is a structured solid when cool, unstructured liquid when hot) to manipulate light passing through it. While the specific details of its working aren’t relevant in this context, it is worthwhile to remember that the housing of these liquid crystals can get pretty fragile – especially if you compare them to the screens before this technology. And out of the three components of a mobile touchscreen, this is the easiest to break.

The touch-detection circuitry is essentially a microscopic grid of wiring that generates an electric field around it when current passes through. The skin of your finger is capable of disrupting this electric field when brought close, and the phone can interpret this disturbance as a “tap”. This type of touch-detection circuitry is known as capacitive touch screens. There are resistive touch screens as well, which work by detecting physical pressure on the screen. There’s a unit called a “digitiser” that converts the physical touch or tap into information that the phone’s processor can understand.

And the protective glass cover is made of a special compound that’s extra-hard to fracture or scratch. The world leader in this field is a company called Corning, and they’ve branded their damage-resistant screens as Gorilla Glass – a term we’re all familiar with today. In the event that we do observe a scratch on our phone screens, this is usually the affected layer.

Protecting your screens

As your phone is most exposed by its screen, users typically take any possible precaution to protect their screens. This is typically done by either films or sheets. Both are additional layers that are applied on top of the protective glass layer of the phone, after cleaning all dust with a microfiber cloth to prevent air bubbles from under the film or sheet. The difference is in the fact that the film is usually made of thin and flexible plastic, while the sheet is usually made of not-as-thin and hard tempered glass. This can protect your phone’s original screen from extraneous components like sand or rocks, that could potentially scratch it.

However, advancements in Gorilla Glass technology have started to make these protectors more or less obsolete. You can find several videos on YouTube of people trying to scratch their Gorilla Glass 6 phones with knives.

Replacing your screens

If you’ve physically damaged your phone’s touchscreen and you’re sure it needs to be replaced, the first step is to identify what kind of screen it is. Some of the most popular ones are TFT, OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, Retina Display, and NOVA.

TFT (full form: thin-film-transistor) is a variant of LCD displays which are used in most lower-priced phones like the HTC Desire or older versions of the Google Nexus. These display duller colors and have smaller viewing angles, which mean you can’t see what’s on the screen at an angle. Also, these screens need a backlight to operate.

OLED (full form: organic light-emitting diode) screens are used in phones with more advanced displays. They can be printed on plastic (leading to lighter weights in grams), are usually brighter than TFT displays, consumes less power, and quicker response time. Phones in the price bracket of the Google Nexus 6, Motorola DROID Turbo, and Nokia Lumia 930 use this.

AMOLED (full form: active matrix OLED) screens are advanced OLED screens with a TFT display in the back. They allow individual pixels of the OLED screen to activate based on currents from the TFT display behind it. The bottom line is, this is one of the most advanced screens which have massive benefits in terms of screen size, power consumption, and color quality. Phones in the highest price bracket like the OnePlus 7, Samsung Galaxy, and Lenovo Z6 Pro use this.

When you’re replacing your phone’s screen, you should consider the type of screen you need in order to determine the cost. Screens that use TFT technology are relatively cheaper (<INR 4000), but screens that use AMOLED technology can easily cost you above INR 14000. The exact price can be determined by asking for your phone’s specific model. Don’t compromise on this by getting a second-hand replacement! Always try to go for spare parts from the original manufacturer. At Helpforsure, we provide guarantees for official spare parts wherever possible. Contact us for more information on whether we can help with the screen for your specific phone.

And finally, if your phone’s screen doesn’t seem to be responding to your touches, the most common instant-fix suggestion is to replace the touch-screen digitiser. More often than not, doing this can ruin the long-term life of your phone! If the problem isn’t with the digitiser, but rather with the touch-detection wiring, then you could potentially stop your phone from responding entirely, and be forced to go to a mobile service centre again.

Reach out!

At Helpforsure, we offer a wide range of services, including screen replacements for your specific phone. This article is just the tip of the iceberg of touchscreen fixes, and you can always learn more by reaching out to us. Use the contact information below to connect with us and learn more! And if you’re facing any issues, we have skilled technicians who will come to your doorstep and assist you on the same day.

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Mobile Repair Options in Hyderabad

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We did a survey of Mobile Repair options in Hyderabad . We found out that not many local mobile repair shops are available in Hyderabad. While in a city like Bangalore, you can easily get one mobile repair shop every 200 meters, in Hyderabad, it would be around 2.5 kms. For a customer, it is extremely tedious to find out a reliable mobile repair shop.Moreover, the quality of spare parts used by local mobile repair shops are not of good quality.

Looking at these customer pain points, Helpforsure has recently opened online mobile repair in Hyderabad. We provide all repair options that includes Screen LCD replacement, speaker/mic replacement, back panel replacement, finger print issue solution and front/back camera repair.

Helpforsure cost of repair is 35-40 % lower than an authorised service center. We provide doorstep pick up and delivery services. We use Genuine, tested parts for repair and even have warranty on repairs.

We are located in whole of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Places covered are Gachibowli, Kukatpally, HiTech City and Secunderabad. We provide quick same day pickup and delivery services.

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Xiaomi MI Service Center Vs Helpforsure

We get this question from our customers about  how would we compare Xiaomi Authorised Service Centre Repair Vs Helpforsure Repair. Here are a few quick points.

Pricing

While the spare part pricing of Xiaomi seems attractive, the total cost of repair is around 30% to 40% higher. Xiaomi Authorised Service Center charges Rs 450 additional fitting charges. Also, GST is additionally applied on repair. Helpforsure provides all inclusive pricing on repairs. Please check the prices here. In addition, lot of the Xiaomi Mobile devices are not supported in an authorised service centre and support for them is deprecated. Hence for some of the devices, repair in a authorised service centre is not possible.

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Warranty

Helpforsure use thoroughly tested parts and we provide 6 months of warranty on repairs. Xiaomi Authorised Service Centre provides standard 3 months of warranty on repairs.

Services Offered

Xiaomi Authorised Service centre provides only a  few component level services. Some of the standardised services are screen replacement and motherboard replacement. If you have a charging pin issue or a speaker/mic issue, authorised service center would propose a full motherboard replacement which would be very costly. Dead phone or water damaged phone repair is not performed in the Service Centre.

Helpforsure offers a complete range of services that includes Screen Replacement, Speaker/Mic issue repair, back panel replacement, charging pin repair, finger print repair, volume/power button repair. All this is done at a reasonable price point.

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Convenience Offered

Authorised Xiaomi Service Centre provides service at a physical store. You will have to go to a service centre, get a token and wait for your turn. The display replacement could happen the same day based on part availability. If the queue is there, you may have to wait several hours for your turn.

Helpforsure offers same day free pickup and delivery services. You don’t have to visit a service centre to get your phone repaired.

We are currently present in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

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Top 10 IPhone issues that could be repaired

IPhone is a coveted possession that usually remains with a person for 2-3 years before it is replaced with the next generation of phone. This is unlike other smart phones which are replaced quickly within an year. Hence, we have come up with common repair issues in a iphone.

 

Screen Replacement

The most common issue with a iphone is display related issues. A single fall and the display may break. The cost of repair depends on the repair path that you may take. Service center repair will be good. However, they may charge between Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 based on the iphone model.

You may opt a local repair shop which may use sub standard part. If the technician is not knowledgable, he may completely spoil your phone.

You may choose Helpforsure  and they may do the repair at 30% to 40% of the cost in a Authorised Service Centre.

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Touch ID/Fingerprint related issue

Lot of the times, it is seen that the iphone’s display is ok. However, the touch ID or the fingerprint starts malfunctioning. You may want to go through the Apple support to get it working. If it still doesn’t work, you may have to take it to an authorised service centre for repair. They may be able to replace the damaged/faulty finger print.

Back panel damaged or broken

IPhone back panel may get damaged after a fall. This may spoil the complete look of the phone.Hence, it is better to change the panel.

Unlike other smart phones, iphone’s back panel is extremely important with  the full circuitry attached to the panel. Back panel contains the complete circuitry of the phone up to iphone 6 series.

From iphone 7 onwards, the back panel is just a back glass and can be replaced easily without too much of a hassle.

Helpforsure offer back glass repair at an economical price. Back panel/glass replacement can be done at a fraction of a cost. We have expert IPhone Technicians who can perform back panel change.

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Speaker/Mic Issue

Speaker or Mic may start malfunctioning after a fall. Follow the basic steps provided by Apple.

If this doesn’t work, your speaker/mic which is located inside the phone may have been physically damaged. Luckily the iphone parts with Helpforsure. We can replace the speaker/mic at an economical cost.

In rare cases, it may happen that the speaker or mic itself may be ok. But the motherboard of the iphone may have developed issues. Helpforsure has complete expertise in motherboard related issues and this issue can be easily fixed.

Apple authorised service centre doesn’t perform speaker/mic replacement. They will recommend a motherboard replacement which would be 70% of the phone cost. For instance, if you have purchased the iphone for Rs 60,000, the motherboard replacement would be for Rs 42,000.

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Apple ID is not available

So you have the phone and you have forgotten the Apple ID. No worries, you can generate the password by using the forgot password. You will get a mail on the email id attached to your apple id. You can subsequently change the password.

In case you do not have access to the email, apple considers that you are not the owner of the device.

Battery Issues

IPhone may develop battery issues. Some of the common battery issues are as follows.

  • IPhone battery life may decrease over a period of time. You may have to do frequent charging of the iphone. The only solution for this problem would be a battery change. Helpforsure has batteries available for all models.
  • IPhone may not charge and may get switched off after you remove the charger. This may be a motherboard issue and can be repaired by an Expert Technician. Helpforsure has Technicians available that can solve this issue.
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Charging Port Damaged

Charging port could get damaged after prolonged usage of the phone. Charging port replacement will not be usually done in an Apple Authorised service centre. Charging port CC board is available with Helpforsure and we can get it repaired at a reasonable cost.

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Face ID not working

So the face ID in your iPhone has stopped working. Please follow the following basic steps provided in this post  in the post provided by Apple. If the face ID doesn’t work after a fall, it may be a hardware issue. The hardware issue could be related to True Depth Camera.  The Face ID may also stop working if the Display is broken after a fall. This may cause the glass to shatter and may be the reason that the face detection is not correctly getting done by the phone.

Please take the help of a Qualified Technician to get the issue fixed. It may require a Display change or Camera replacement.

Network Issue

Network issues could be related to software or hardware. Some of the common issues are listed in the post by Apple. If this doesn’t work, the issue could be a motherboard issue. The network circuit inside the motherboard of your iphone may have a issue.

Helpforsure has Expert Technicians who can perform motherboard repair at a reasonable cost.

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Nokia Smarphones Common Repair Issues

Nokia smart phones are very popular with Indian Consumers. Nokia has come up with a range of smartphones that includes Nokia 8.1, Nokia 8, Nokia 7, Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 3 and Nokia 1 models. These models are available in a range of configurations from 2 GB RAM to 12 GB RAM models. The ROM is available from 16GB to 128 GB.

Nokia smartphones are easy to repair. Grade A quality spare parts of the smartphones are readily available with Helpforsure. Spare parts that are available includes Display, Speakers, MIC, Finger print, back panels, Temper Glass etc.

Helpforsure repair cost is roughly 50% of the repair cost in an authorised service centre. We have trained technicians who can repair these smartphones and we do same day repair of your device.

Helpforsure is available in Bangalore  and Hyderabad.