Cell Phone Repair Myths Debunked

Think you know the truth about cell phone repair services? Think again! We hope to shed some light on a few of the Internet’s most common cell phone repair myths.

Myth #1: Uncooked rice fixes water-damaged phones.

Many blogs will tell you to submerge your water-damaged phone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice. The rice tip is not only ineffective, but it can also be damaging to your device. “How?” you might be asking. Well, the sugars and starches in rice leave behind a residue, which can speed up corrosion of the phone’s motherboard.

The most effective way to fix a water-damaged device is bringing it to a CPR Cell Phone Repair store. “We use special equipment and chemicals when clearing the motherboard of corrosion,” says CPR expert technician Jacob Braden. “We first scrub everything with isopropyl alcohol. We then use an ultrasonic cleaner with isopropyl alcohol and an aliphatic hydrocarbon. Once cleaned, we flush any debris out and test accordingly. If parts are needed to get the phone up and running, we will proceed from there.”

Myth #2: 3rd party repair shops void carrier warranties.

Most carrier warranties are only good for manufacturer defects –not for ordinary wear and tear or accidental damage. What does that mean for you? If you have a shattered screen, water damage or other accidental damage, your carrier will most likely not repair or replace your phone.

In that case, 3rd party repair shops are your best bet! We are experts in repairing accidental damage and are far less expensive than replacing your phone. CPR Cell Phone Repair even offers limited lifetime warranties on all parts replaced by us!

Myth #3: Cell phone repairs are timely and inconvenient.

The time it takes to repair your cell phone is dependent on the type and extent of the damage. Same-day repairs are offered for simple problems such as screen replacement. Often times screen replacements may be done within an hour or less! It doesn’t get much faster or more convenient than that!

Myth #4: A cracked screen only affects the aesthetics of the phone.

Shattered screens not only make it hard to use your phone, but they also cause major problems with your device over time. If left unfixed, your phone could suffer from backlight malfunction, dead spots, discoloration and dark spots.

Myth #5: Once you break your phone, it will never truly be the same.

This is a common misconception and it could not be more false! When you take your broken device to CPR Cell Phone Repair, your device will come out working as good as new! We use quality replacement parts and trained technicians on all repairs. CPR locations even sell screen protectors and durable cases to keep your phone safe from further damage.