If your beloved iPhone 6 screen has suffered any type of physical damage and its screen has been shattered beyond recognition then you should waste no time in replacing it. But there are certain things that should be kept in mind while doing that.
If you have already purchased 'Apple Care' then the DIY option is not for you. Making any move for self-replacement of the screen will void the terms of agreement and you will not be able to avail the benefits of 'Apple Care.' However, it does not matter if your iPhone 6 is still under warranty or not because the warranty does not cover any type of physical or water damage.
Considering such factors will help you decide whether you should proceed or not. Make sure that you have purchased an original Apple iPhone 6 screen and replacement tools for the job. Some simple DIY steps are given here to guide you towards the screen replacement of iPhone 6.
• Start the process by removing the bottom screws using a pentalobe screwdriver. Removing these screws loosens the screen.
• To remove the shattered screen, you can use an iSlack device that is a suction cup designed for the purpose. However, the screen should be removed halfway with the iSlack and the rest should be removed only after disconnecting the various cables and connectors.
• Remove the PCB connector plate and the connector cables. The process continues with the removal of earpiece, camera, proximity sensor, light sensor, and microphone flex assembly.
• While removing such assemblies and connectors, you should be careful as most of them are fixed with adhesive and applying too much strength can damage the components.
• Focus on removing the home button assembly and the home button itself. The button is fixed with an adhesive to the flex assembly which is fitted into the screen and you have to gently remove it to avoid any type of damage.
• After carefully removing all those parts, you will find the LCD backplate which is adjoined with 7 Phillip screws.
When you have removed the old LCD backplate, you can install the new screen and place all the components carefully in the exact order they were removed. It will be better if you note down the whole process in a sequence so that when you are re-installing all the components you can refer to the notes and avoid any mistakes.
For help or guidance, you can also watch a couple of videos online to get a better idea about what to do when you are replacing the iPhone screen parts. It is a fairly easy process but you will have to be careful throughout the whole process. Doing it in one uninterrupted session is advisable.
If you own a pair of shoes and you want to know some DIY shoe repair tips, we can help you. The DIY tips given in this guide apply to all types of shoes including boots, high heels, sneakers and flats, just to name but a few.
1. Vinyl, Leather, Patent Leather
You can use nail polish of the same color to fill in the small nicks in your shoes. As an alternative, you can color the nicks using the same color marker pen. Plus, you can seal the area with clear nail polish.
2. Worn Heel Tips
If the heels of your shoes are worn and they produce clicking sound, we suggest that you go for the heel caps. The caps on the nail of metal may stop the clicking sound instantly. This is an ideal solution if you don't find a shoe repair shop near your house. Make sure you measure the tips of your heel to look for the right cap size.
3. Reattach Soles
If you want to repair or rebuild your shoes, you may want to look for a good sealant and adhesive. The product can be used on rubber, leather, canvas and vinyl. With this type of produce, you can reattach shoe parts, such as rubber soles. Aside from this, you can fill in holes or gaps and seams. Besides, you can also rebuild worn heels and top lifts.
Here, it's important to keep in mind that you should opt for good quality contact cement for a sturdy bond. It's not a good idea to make use of gorilla glue or super glue as it won't be flexible enough. As a matter of fact, your shoes should be flexible so you can move your feet around with ease. At times, super glue may end up damaging your shoe leather. Therefore, you must be careful.
4. Fix Scratches and Small Scuffs
First of all, you need some preventive tips. Make sure you use a quality spray for the protection of your shoes, especially when they are still new. Aside from this, make sure you protect your shoes from water on a daily basis. There should be no stains or spills on your cleats. If you have canvas shoes, you can use bees wax. On the other hand, for leather, you can use nubuck or suede.
5. Stretch Shoes
If you have bought a pair cleats for the first time and they are too tight, you can use this tip to stretch them. All you have to do is fill your cleats with a small bag of water and then put them in the freezer. When frozen, water tends to expand. This trick works best if you own leather shoes. Just make sure you do it right.
So, if you have been looking for some easy tips to fix common problems with your cleats or soccer shoes, we suggest that you try out these tricks first. This is helpful especially if you don't find a shoe mender nearby.