Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement
You are walking along, texting that cute guy at the coffee shop or the gorgeous girl from your office and the next thing you know, a pigeon the size of a small dragon dive bombs your head. In the midst of shielding your face and jogging forward out of its way, you trip over a raised crack in the sidewalk and your cell phone comes loose from your grasp. As it fumbles from one hand to the next and down onto the cement, you see your digital life flash before your eyes. Nooooo!!! A few seconds later, you are staring down at the shattered remnants of the screen on your trusty Samsung Galaxy S3.
It’s because of this that we’ve built a walk-through for your Samsung Galaxy S3 screen replacement options, including a DIY starter guide. Because we understand the pain of a dysfunctional LCD screen or cracked glass that makes it impossible to text.
First, take note that Samsung Galaxy S3 screen and glass replacement are actually two different issues. If you have dropped your phone and see cracks and even glass shards, you will definitely need glass replacement but not necessarily LCD screen replacement. The screen repair is needed only when the inner LCD screen is cracked, damaged, or otherwise dysfunctional. The glass is an easier fix, and it will take a smaller bite out of your pocketbook, no matter how you choose to get it fixed.
One way to know for sure if your phone’s screen needs to be fixed is by taking your phone to a Samsung repair center such as Cell Phone Repair. CPR experts can give you a free device consultation, not to mention guide you on what your best option might be. To get an idea of those options before even stepping inside a Samsung repair center, we have outlined them here:
Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement Service by Samsung
A screen replacement by Samsung may not cost you anything if your screen has malfunctioned randomly and needs to be repaired. The standard warranty on the phone is one year. However, if the screen is damaged due to accident or something not related to manufacturing, you are not covered. And they will not replace your device or any parts for free. The cost of replacement will vary, as will the time to get it repaired.
Samsung offers a two-year “warranty” service called Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite, which covers all replacements and repairs within that time frame. It costs upwards of $100 and allows up to three claims during the coverage period. Samsung also promises a two-day turnaround.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement Service by CPR Cell Phone Repair
The cost may vary depending on the CPR store, the type of damage, if data needs to be recovered, etc. However, every Cell Phone Repair location offers a free consultation and estimate so that you can decide how to proceed. Then, you simply drop it off in store or mail it in and the experts will save your Samsung’s life! Another benefit to the Samsung Galaxy S3 repair service by CPR is that most repairs can happen in a single day, getting your device back in your hands quickly.
Cell Phone Repair offers a limited lifetime warranty on labor, as well as parts replaced by CPR that are listed on the receipt. So if your new LCD screen malfunctions after being replaced, it’s covered!
Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement Kit to DIY
- Step One: Keep in mind that once you loosen the first screw on your device, it may no longer be covered under warranty – so be confident in your disassembly and reassembly skills before breaking apart these delicate devices.
- Step Two: Assess your Samsung Galaxy S3 screen repair cost, and decide if the money saved by doing it yourself is worth the risk. Most LCD screens will still run somewhere between $100-200. It’s a costly price to pay for a chance at fixing the problem, unless you know what you are doing. However, if it’s the glass screen that is broken, the cost is around only $15.
- Step Three: Purchase the necessary tools and parts. Amazon makes this easier (at least for glass replacement) by offering a Samsung Galaxy screen replacement kit for only $20! It comes with the glass screen, tweezers, adhesive tape, various screwdrivers, and other handy tools to make the technical task a little easier.
- Step Four: Once you have the necessary components, you can begin your replacement process. Disassemble, replace, and reassemble as the kit instructs or find replacement instructions on iFixit.
The reasons for Samsung Galaxy S3 screen repair vary from a small misstep to a sudden malfunction, from dozens of glass shards to a broken and dysfunctional LCD screen. Before you hand your device over to anyone or try to fix it yourself, know your options and deliberate which is best for your case. That way, you can minimize the time and cost spent on repairs. A great place to start is a free consultation and estimate with Cell Phone Repair.