You’ve had your new Galaxy for about a week when it decides that it wants to pretend to be an acrobat. Maybe it jumps out of your hands; perhaps it takes a tumble out of your pocket.
Whatever it does, it ends up with a shattered screen, a cracked case or some other wonderful (and expensive looking) injury. Of course, your first instinct is to turn to that warranty booklet that came with the phone, and of course, you’ll see that these types of “accidents” are not covered. What do you do now?
Do You Want a Cheap Fix or an Inexpensive One?
Buying a new phone is definitely out of the question – you just spent a pretty penny on this one. So, it’s time to look into repairs. As you browse the internet, you’ll see that you have two options: attempt the fix on your own or allow a reputable repairman to handle it.
You’ll notice that they are both low-cost options, but what might not be immediately apparent is that one is a cheap choice and the other is an inexpensive one.
Cheap Fixes Mean Cheap Results
Whether you’ve got a Galaxy S5 or S6 or the Note 3 or Note 4, you’ll see that there is no shortage of replacement parts available online. You can buy everything from a new screen to a new capacitor with just a few clicks of your mouse. You’ll also notice that there are plenty of videos that will take you step by sketchy-looking step through the repair process.
The problem with purchasing some of these parts and trying to fix your new phone on your own is that you really don’t have any idea what you’re dealing with – and we mean that in a literal sense.
Do you know the quality and source of the charging port you’re about to buy? Can you point out the motherboard without having to refer back to a guide? If either of those answers is a no, it’s time to admit that a do-it-yourself repair probably isn’t the brightest of ideas.
Professional Repair: Low Cost and Quality Results
Taking your Galaxy to a Nassau County repair shop is going to cost you a little more than an eBay fix, but the results will be incomparable. What can you expect when you let a professional handle the delicate task of repair?
Quality parts – the internet may be littered with cheap and cheaply made replacement parts, but a reputable repair pro is going to use good stuff. This means that there will be no shady replacement screens or chargers falling out of loose docking ports.
Guaranteed results – repairing your Samsung on your own is really a crapshoot. Maybe you’ll get it right; maybe you’ll end up with second-degree burns. When you let a pro tackle a broken LCD or water damage, you can rest assured that they’ll do the job right. As experts, they know exactly how to diagnose an issue, secure the proper replacement parts and put everything back together.
Fast service – the thing about tackling a job that you’re not familiar with is that a task that might take an expert 20 minutes might take you 20 hours. When you take your Samsung in for repair, you won’t have to ship it off or wait for weeks for it to get fixed. Instead, you might find yourself with a newly re-operational phone in just a couple of hours, or worst case, the next day.
You’ve already dropped some serious cash on your favorite new toy. When it breaks, do you really want to try to save a few bucks by fixing it yourself? Instead, enjoy peace of mind and quality results by taking it to an expert.