Cellphone repair shops typically provide services to replace cracked or damaged screens on smartphones, install new charging or headphone ports, fix buttons that stick, and diagnose other internal issues. Some shops also offer similar services on other devices, such as tablets or laptops, as well as repairs on traditional cellphones or video game consoles.
One common repair procedure for cellphone repair shops is screen replacements, which typically occur because a user drops or otherwise causes an impact onto the screen of her phone causing it to crack. These repairs consist of removing the protective screen, checking the phone's internal components to detect any additional damage, such as disconnection between the battery and the charging port, and installing a new screen. These stores may also offer these services for tablets, depending on the model. Repair shops also frequently complete replacements on other phone components such as ports or volume buttons, as these may also experience damage during an impact.
Water damage repair services are also common at cellphone repair shops, which require varying amounts of replacement parts according to the extent of the damage. In some cases, the shop may not be able to repair the phone and the user may need to purchase a new model completely. Cellphone repair shops also commonly offer diagnostic services to help users identify the cause of other issues, sometimes free of charge. Select shops may also perform work on other electronic devices or sell cellphones and smartphones.