How repairing your devices can save you money

It can be frustrating when our personal electronic devices fail. Many see full device replacement as their only option, but most malfunctions or physical damage can be easily repaired by replacing specific parts. Replacement or upgrade parts can easily be found for great prices online or in stores for many devices, such as smartphones and computers. The parts usually cost significantly less than the entire device, and there are plenty of videos or instructions that can be found to make repair and replacement quick and easy. With a wide range of available devices at every price range, the amount of people owning smartphones and computers is ever increasing, and many issues they could face, such as hard drive failures or cracked screens, have very cost effective fixes. One example is replacing the screen of any of the popular smartphones being used today. Without insurance, owners usually have to pay the full retail price of their device to replace it. Depending on the make and model of the smartphone, that could mean anywhere from $450 to $850, just because the screen is cracked. However, if you want to save money by repairing it yourself, screen repair kits, including the necessary tools and directions, generally cost less than $250. That is the most expensive part to replace, but probably the most common and still saves $200-600 dollars. Many of the smaller parts inside cost considerably less and would save you a great deal more if they were the issue. Another example is replacing computer parts. While basic laptops and tower computers become cheaper every year, higher end models or certain brands can be quite...