Fixing a Smashed Phone Screen - on a budget! (GLASS ONLY REPAIR ATTEMPT)

In this video I attempt to repair a smashed up phone by replacing only the front glass digitizer to keep the costs to a minimum. Will I succeed? Let's find out!
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  • mads flahart
    mads flahart3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Who else just cracked their screen and searched this😂

  • Ragnarok043
    Ragnarok0434 ปีที่แล้ว

    i like that you show the mistakes that you made instead of just editing them out. part of DIY is actually trying different methods yourself to see what works best. as Adam Savage always says, failure is always an option.

  • Maxx B
    Maxx B4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Mr Perks. Don't use metal spudgers to work on the battery or connectors. You run the risk of shorting the battery and damaging it. Also the capacitors will hold a small charge after the battery is disconnected. The metal on your tools can complete parts of the circuit, sending unwanted power where it could potentially do damage.

  • Walter Hobbs
    Walter Hobbs2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I just cracked my phone and I hate myself so much right now

  • Dapper Brick
    Dapper Brick4 ปีที่แล้ว

    As much as the first half of the video was essentially "lol dont do this", I appreciate you sharing your errors in the process and letting us learn from your mistakes!

  • anglezbutnotmath
    anglezbutnotmath2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Who else is stubid and didn't have a screen protector so now their phones screwed

  • betty white
    betty white2 ปีที่แล้ว

    My phone still works, I just want the cracks out

  • OneChillTree
    OneChillTree4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I've worked at a phone repair store and be very careful to apply to much heat to the back of the phone, heating up the phone too much can cause in some cases the battery to explode. Keep your finger under the heat and if it feels to hot stop the heat and leave it for about 30 seconds. Be careful in general with this.

  • LinuxSBC

    Remember that this process is extremely difficult and doesn't work on most devices. It's generally better to replace the entire screen despite it costing a bit more. Also, on iPhones, you need to take off the screen first and not the back. The back is basically impossible to remove.

  • Jorge Nunez
    Jorge Nunezปีที่แล้ว

    Here’s a tip guys never use a metallic tool to disconnect connectors from the motherboard, this can quite possible short out that part of the board if not the whole board. Glass only repair is very tedious and quite frankly not worth it unless it’s something you have the tools for already, it’s very easy to damage the lcd panel. I always get the screen assembly and swap it out saves time and may cost a bit more but definitely worth having a solid screen that’s been quality tested.

  • Krystian Kalinowski
    Krystian Kalinowski4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hey Matt! great vid, but i have a cool tip for you - if you want to precisely control the temperature of your phone while reparing it use the heated bed on a 3D printer :) i fixed 3 phones and two e-ink kindles without using a heat gun or a hair dryer. Just set the bed to 70 degrees, enough to soften the adhesive, but won't damage your battery (too much :P i usually replace the battery aswell). Take care buddy, really enjoying your work :)

  • Dhruv Verma
    Dhruv Vermaปีที่แล้ว

    He is much more intelligent than many if the THmy so called reviewers. I don't want to call out their names, but he is far more capable of explaining things than those self proclaimed pro reviewers.

  • stream BOYWITHLUV with love
    stream BOYWITHLUV with love3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Who else watching in a completely broken screen while crying?

  • gptsx jr
    gptsx jr4 ปีที่แล้ว

    The best part of this video is when you returned it to the owner (presumably your dad?) That's just sweet... Awww!

  • Making It Up
    Making It Up4 ปีที่แล้ว

    this is a great video as normal. I did this professionally for several years, the glass only replacements where the digitizer and LCD are fused are the toughest repairs to master so don't feel bad. For heating though if you have a food dehydrator you can use they work great because it heats more evenly.

  • JUICYeditz

    When you just cracked your phone

  • XSportSeeker
    XSportSeeker4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hey Matt, nice try on the aluminium block... would've been great if it worked! Something to adopt to make less of a mess while trying to separate the LCD panel from the touchscreen unit... too bad it didn't pan out, but at least it worked to make less of a mess while removing glass shards, which are indeed the worst part. :P

  • Kristen M
    Kristen Mปีที่แล้ว

    Yes, I'm watching this on a cracked screen. First screen I've ever cracked, only because I wasn't in the right mindset at the time and was freaking out over something so minimal. I'm usually so careful. 😑 Luckily, it's not the entire screen; only the top right got smashed (somewhat covering the camera) and the bottom right corner has a small crack. The phone is pretty usable still, so it's not too bothersome to wait until I can buy a replacement. 😅 7 years of having... about 4 phones. The others were just used a lot and the batteries just ended up bloated.

  • Joya paul
    Joya paul2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Anybody else paused the video and went to the comment section to see if it actually worked?

  • chenks54
    chenks543 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hi Matt. I'm sure I'll be repeating what others have said, but great video! Saves the rest of us DIY'ers from wasting a lot of time trying to repair the screen on our mobile phones. Obviously the manufacturers don't want us to be able to repair our phones cheaply!