The Most Common Smartphone Repairs You Can Do Yourself

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Dropping your phone and cracking the screen can completely ruin your day. While most handsets aren’t built to be repaired, with the right tools and a little know-how, you can fix many problems with your handset for cheaper than an insurance claim.

While it should go without saying, we’ll say it anyway: opening up your phone will almost certainly void your warranty and, if you have insurance on your device, you will likely be unable to successfully make a claim if you choose to self-repair. If you’re comfortable enough with a tiny screwdriver and electronic components, have at it. However, if you’re unsure or don’t want to risk it, talk to your carrier or manufacturer before you try to break open that phone.