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Can you fix a busted iPhone screen yourself?

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Rick Brodia, reporter at CNET, suffered a situation familiar to many of us: The screen on his new iPhone 5S cracked after his dog sent it flying out of his hand and onto his driveway.

Brodia balked at paying the likely hundred-dollar-plus fee that a professional, or Apple store employee, would likely charge him to fix it, so naturally he decided to buy a new screen and fix it himself.

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Did it work? No spoilers here (you'll have to read the story), but whether the result depresses or reassures you probably depends on whether you work in an Apple store or not.

Read what happened at CNET, here.

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