If your iPhone is working fine, except for the fact that the protective layer of glass is cracked or shattered, you could save yourself upwards of $200 by taking care of the problem yourself. Do you shy away from the thought of DIY when it comes to electronics? Maybe you’ll be more inclined to give it a try after you read about 10-year old Brett and his successful project.
Brett did the whole thing for a little more than $20, but you can do it for even cheaper, depending on where and from whom you buy your kit. The five small tools in the first photo with Brett were all sent with the replacement screen, as was the replacement precut double-stick 3M tape to affix the new screen to the body of the iPhone. Total cost of screen, with tools and tape plus shipping and handling, was $21.95. Brett’s father notes that he chose the seller because he had “very good comments and was in New York, so I knew I would get it quick.”
[…]The whole operation took about 40 minutes [and] Brett’s father pocketed the $178.05 in savings.
The project isn’t exactly simple, but if a 10-year-old can do it, then you can too! Here are some step-by-step tutorials to try out if you’re eager to try the project and restore your phone on the cheap!
Read more over at CNet.