The Broken Phone Screen Hack
This one phone screen fix could save you hundreds of dollars. What’s not to love?
There are more than 300 million[i] owned cell phones in the US alone. That’s 300 million opportunities, every single moment of every single day, for a cracked or broken phone screen. On average, those same phones only last for about 1.8 years[ii] each before the tech needs to be updated. Do you know what that means? It means that you could go through up to 50 phones in your life cycle.
That’s 50 chances at being stuck with a phone that has a broken screen until you can afford to replace it. Considering how often we use these devices, you could crack your screen at any time, on any day of the year.
How Much Does It Cost to Repair A Shattered Phone Screen?
The average cost to repair a broken phone screen varies from model to model. Once you approach the 1.8 years mark, it becomes more expensive to replace the screen than it does to simply buy a new model. Not all of us can afford to splash out up to a thousand bucks for a replacement iPhone, so often we end up locked into long term contracts with providers that mean we will be using an out-of-date model by the time we pay it off.
Sounds like a nightmare, right?
When the screen gets broken on a brand-new phone, the price to repair is still worth it. However, as well as spending a few hundred dollars on the tech, you now need to spend up to $200 for the replacement part. You will also need to add on the cost of whoever you pay to fix it. So, the short answer is that a cracked phone screen can cost hundreds of dollars to fix… Without the Sugru hack, that is.
Fixing it for A Fraction of the Cost
At a fraction of the price of a new phone screen, you can fix it with moldable glue… and why not? Sugru have developed a silicone-setting glue specifically for this purpose. All you need for this hack is some toilet roll and a pack of their product that matches the color of your phone.
To use moldable glue to fix a broken phone screen:
- Clean your phone screen to ensure a good finish.
- Put tape around the ‘wound’ in the screen to hole everything in place.
- Apply a patch of the glue.
- Let it set.
- Remove your tape.
- And you ought to have a fixed phone screen.
Don’t forget that you can use the excess for other projects around the house. Sugru sets strong and permanent – so there are all sorts of tasks you can use it for!
Sugru Moldable Glue
If you have tried to fix your phone screen with Sugru and it hasn’t worked, then you need more explicit instructions. Visit our step-by-step account to find out exactly how you fix a broken phone screen using glue. This realistic option could save you hundreds of dollars… and that’s not even the only use it has.