It’s a scenario no one wants to experience. Whether you accidentally dropped your cell phone down the stairs or into a puddle, you’ll likely need to go to a repair shop if your device starts acting out of the ordinary. If you find yourself in that situation, then here are a few things you should know before visiting a cell phone repair store.

What will it Cost?

The initial cause that warrants any cell phone repairs will depend on several factors. The type of phone you have will help in determining how much you’ll likely be spending to fix it. Older phone models will usually be cheaper to fix than newer ones, as long as the necessary replacement parts are easily accessible. You’ll see varying prices for Apple, Android and Windows phones.

The nature of the cell phone’s repair job will also dictate how much you’ll need to spend. General repairs, which can include replacing the battery, fixing the buttons or repairing the screen, can run you almost $200. However, that price can increase if there are other issues that need to be dealt with as well.

A Cracked Screen?

While cracked or shattered screen repairs are a common occurrence, the time it takes to fix them, where you can take it and the overall cost can vary greatly. In terms of where to send it for repairs, you have a choice between the original manufacturer or a third party repair shop. If your cell phone is still under warranty, then you can save a lot of money on repairs. However, it’ll likely take longer than going to a third party repair shop, which can take as little as a few hours to fix your screen.

Water Damage?

The extent of the water damage to your device will reflect how much it will cost to repair it and how long it will take, if it can be fixed at all. A technician will have to thoroughly examine your cell phone to determine just how much water damage there is. The cost of the repairs will depend on how much work needs to be done to fully restore your device, if possible. However, the effects of water damage can’t be seen right away. While some issues may have been fixing initially, you might experience follow up problems days or weeks after the repairs have been completed.

Will it Affect the Warranty?

Make sure you read any and all the fine print before buying a higher end cell phone, as it may contain important information regarding your warranty terms and conditions. While it’s a common misconception that having your cell phone repaired through a third party company will negate the warranty, that might not be the case at all. Instead, certain types of damage can invalidate the warranty entirely. Be aware of what your warranty entails before committing to a specific cell phone or device.

At Burlington Cell Phone Repairs, we’re dedicated to providing great customer service and affordable repair prices. Located in Burlington, Ontario, we repair computers, smartphones, Apple products, software and more. Our expert technicians are ready to diagnose and repair any and all problems they find, so stop by our Burlington cell phone repair shop the next time you have an issue with your device.