Even expensive, well-made electronics like Apple devices are delicate. Sometimes, accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean the end of the world. There are a surprising number of tools available to you to fix a damaged iPod or iPhone. Many of them are easy to find.
The first thing you should do if your device stops working or receives damage is research the problem. The Apple website offers many videos that give you step-by-step instructions on how to fix iPhone and other products. It may be a simple matter of opening your device and changing a specific piece of hardware that you can purchase at an electronics store. Sometimes, the solution will be more complicated, but the very first step is to watch the video and see if you can fix it yourself. You may need to buy tools or parts to complete the repair.
Working with the components inside an iPod requires precision tools you may not have around the house. You will need to purchase screwdrivers and opening and handling tools designed specifically for small electronics. This will make it far less likely that you will break something. With the right tools and a tutorial, changing a damaged battery or screen is something that even the clumsiest person can do.
If you don’t want to buy tools and parts piecemeal, then you can get a repair kit for the specific problem you are dealing with. There are kits designed to deal with problems like cracked screens, broken cases or battery replacement with the exact tools and instructions you need.
If none of these solutions work for you, or you are simply afraid of causing further damage, you can always send your device out for repair or call for a tech to come and do it for you, but that is certainly going to be more expensive. However, it will be cheaper than buying a new iPod or iPhone, so don’t disregard this possibility. After all, a broken gadget does you no good.
Thanks to the fact that the do-it-yourself trend is becoming more popular, it’s getting easier to find spare parts to replace the broken ones on your device. The parts that most commonly break in iPods are the screen, batteries, and cases. Screens can get scratched and sometimes they crash. However, they are relatively easy to replace even for a regular person. The same goes with cases. A cracked case isn’t a serious problem, but it’s best to replace it as soon as possible, and a replacement won’t cost you much. The battery is the easiest component to fix, as all you have to do is open the back of your device and change it with the new one. All in all, changing broken parts is a task that doesn’t take much expertise or time. If the problem with your iPod is the battery, a broken screen, or a cracked case, you’ll have it in working condition in no time at all with help for the right tools and a little know how.