We males are expected to innately be able to ‘fix things’. Actually, most of us think that we can, thus perpetuating that theory. In the movie “Six Days Seven Nights”, the heroine asks the hero “Aren’t you one of those guys? … You send them into the wilderness with a pocket knife and a Q-tip and they build you a shopping mall.” That’s quite a reputation to live up to. Well, it’s time to man up and try.
You can be your girlfriend’s hero by fixing the iPhone that she dropped the other day and cracked the screen. We consulted with a professional cell phone technician who fixes cracked iPhone screens for a living. He suggested that anyone can do it – it just takes patience. It might take him 10 to 20 minutes, but the layman fixing the same phone might take 30 minutes to an hour.
There are multitudes of videos on Youtube showing you how to do it and how not to do it, so watch a few, take some notes, and decide upon a strategy. You’ll need to find the parts for your phone and the tools required. Probably the most expedient way is to search eBay for a kit. You should be able to find one at a pretty good price, and it will most likely ship from China, so expect a week or two wait. Make sure the kit includes the tools you need, or you may purchase them separately.
Once your parts have come in, lay your cracked phone, new parts, tools out on a clean tablecloth or towel. Open up your Youtube instructional video, watch it again to get your bearings. Then start at the beginning, pausing as necessary, because it will take you considerably longer than the fellow in the video.
The key to successfully completing your mission and impressing your girlfriend is patience. Go slow and steady so you don’t break your replacement parts or the phone. When you finally finish, turn it on and if it works, go ahead and make your Tim Allen grunt noises. Oh, don’t forget the pocket knife and the Q-tips!