How To Fix An Android Screen That Is Not Working Right?

Android Screen Repair

18 Jul 2021


Although mobile phone displays are quite tougher than they usually were, they can still get spoilt. Your phone's display can get spoilt if you accidentally drop your phone. This is because phone screens are made of glass, and they can break after you drop them. In this article, we will help break down everything that can cause cracked phone screens and how to make android screen repair.

However, the good news is that you can do android screen repair with us at fixable device New York city with relative ease.

Causes of Cracked Phone Screens

There are several ways that you can accidentally damage your phone's screen, no matter how careful you think you are. Some of them are stated below.

  • Sitting on your phone when placing it in your back pocket
  • Using objects that are not stylus to operate your phone
  • Dropping your phone on a hard surface, etc.

How To Fix An Android Screen That Is Not Working Right?

You can try the solutions below to fix your android screen if it is not responding, jumping, showing dead pixels, flickering, Flashing, etc.

Step 1

The first thing to do is check your phone's screen if something affects its function.

  • Ensure your phone screen is clean
  • Take off any case or screen protector that you are using.
  • Peel off any stickers that you placed over your phone screen or sensors.
  • Take off your gloves if you are wearing any.

Note: you can check if your phone is working after trying each recommended solution.

Step 2

If your phone screen is still not functioning well, you can then try out these troubleshooting steps.

Restart the phone: You can restart your phone by pressing the power button for around 30 seconds or wait until your phone restarts.

Check If It Is An App That Is Causing The Problem:

  • Turn on the safe mode of your phone.
  • Touch the screen, and if it is working, then it is an application that is likely causing the issue.
  • Turn off the safe mode.
  • You can detect the application causing the issue by uninstalling the applications you recently downloaded one by one.
  • Once you have removed the application causing the problem, you can then install other applications.

Step 3

You could opt to reset your phone to factory settings if other methods did not work. However, doing a factory data reset can remove all your data from the phone. But you can restore any data that you store in your Google Account.

This is why it is recommended to back up your phone before you do a factory data reset.

If the issue persists after this, you will need to contact your device manufacturer.

Replacing Android Screen

Here are steps that we will take at fixable device New York City during an android screen repair.

Assessing Your Android Screen Repair Needs

The first step we will take when fixing any crack on a client's phone is assessing the screen repair needs. You can also follow these procedures to repair your android screen.

Most times, it is not the actual screen that is cracked, and it may just be the glass screen protector. You can remove the plastic bezel covering the device to check if the screen under is intact. If it is just the screen protector having an issue, you can replace it with a new one. However, you will need to replace your android phone screen if it is not the screen protector that breaks.

Some of the tools you will need for android screen repair are mini Torx drivers, plastic wedges, mini screwdrivers, plastic tweezers, a guitar pick, curved tweezers, and a precision knife.

Here is a video showing how to replace an android screen (courtesy: Adam Savage's Tested): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kNNGNAQtZA

Steps Involved In Android Screen Repair

Smartphones comprise several components, and you need to carefully detach the glass display before repairing an android screen.

Note: some smartphone models cannot be repaired without having to send them back to a manufacturer.

Open the phone

Remove the rear cover and battery and check out where the phone's Torx screw or standard screws may be hidden. You can check under the labels and around the USB ports for screws. Open the phone apart using a lever and plectrum and remove any additional screws from the phone.

Before you open the phone, watch out for the ribbon cables as you need to unlatch them from the connectors carefully. You can use a flat plastic blade to remove them.

Remove the Screen

After removing the ribbon cables, the front of the phone should be in your hand, and you can then remove the glass display.

You can soften the adhesive on the glass with a heat gun or just put the phone in a warm place for some time to soften the adhesive. The next step is to remove the glass display from the phone's body gently.

You will then remove the components and the motherboard from the damaged android screen.

Replace The Adhesive

You will then attack fresh double-sided sticky tape to the areas of the phone's frame that have lost their stickiness after removing the screen.

Note: you should ensure the existing adhesive on the phone screen when possible. Furthermore, you should not let the tape overlap the visual part of the glass.

Install the New Screen

After placing the adhesive in the phone's frame, you can then remove the protective strips on the adhesive and place the new glass.

Apply light pressure where the screen touches the adhesive.

Note: Avoid putting too much pressure on the middle of the glass display. This is because too much force can easily break a phone's screen.

Ensure Correct Cable Connections

The next step is putting the phone together.

Reconnect the relevant cables and lock down the cables where necessary.

Put the components back into the case carefully and ensure there are no cables left over.

Test the phone to ensure that the screen works perfectly.


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