If the warrantee has expired and you plan to take this repair on yourself, remember that you are assuming the risk for damage, injury, or lost data.
- Back up your data to iCloud or sync with iTunes
- Watch a detailed tutorial video (short version below), and make sure that you are fully prepared to tackle this job.
- Make sure that you have the requisite tools, correct replacement parts, and a good set of step-by-step directions.
- Moving forward, your best protection against this type of damage is a high-quality case ($35 - $125)