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AIBU to not trust my DH DIY expertise?

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Happinezz Mon 04-Dec-17 15:32:20

DH is insiting that he can save us a fortune!

So, someone blush dropped our Ipad.
It now has a broken screen blush .
DH believes he can fix it with a £7 set off ebay, rather than spending £100 in store. hmm

...he has had no previous technical/mecanical/electricianal/magical experiances... and I have a horrid feeling that this might not go as planned. He's convinced that Youtube and this ebay kit are all he needs.

So, what I'm asking is; AIBU to be untrusting of his ability to fix it? Has anyone else had any experiance of fixing these things?

MickeyLuv Mon 04-Dec-17 15:55:22

My OH managed to fix my smashed phone screen the same way - a kit of eBay, lots of tiny screw drivers and a YouTube video!

He did quite a good job, not perfect but it worked and cost me a tenner, rather than the mega bucks that the repair places wanted.

My DP has no technical experience but it quite good with mechanics (engines and stuff) so I let him have ago, he said it was quite easy really.

butterfly56 Mon 04-Dec-17 16:06:37

Yep youTube is brilliant for tutorials on this sort of thing!!

I watched loads before I upgraded my macbook pro(2009) with a new SSD Drive and new battery a few months ago. And I'm a 61year old granny with no tech experience! Even my son was impressed!!lol
Oh and it runs like a new machine now! grin

HumpHumpWhale Mon 04-Dec-17 16:09:58

If he's willing to watch 3 different videos first, I think it'll be fine. I'm pretty sure you can learn almost anything on YouTube in 3 videos. Maybe not flying a plane but this, yes. It might not be perfect but it should be fine.

44PumpLane Mon 04-Dec-17 16:13:49

My DH replaced a smashed laptop screen in the same way and it works brilliantly- by my DH is very handy.

YouTube videos are great for this sort of thing though.

Happinezz Mon 04-Dec-17 16:15:04

@Mickey, @Butterfly and @Hump thank you! ... I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, and will provide an update in due course!
(Also, apologies for my spelling! - experience, not experiance!)

Happinezz Mon 04-Dec-17 16:24:21

Oo and @44Pump - thanks!

RavingRoo Mon 04-Dec-17 16:25:32

I fixed my iphone in a similar way, and my GHDs!

silkpyjamasallday Mon 04-Dec-17 16:26:21

My father managed to do exactly this, he is very handy with most DIY things but not very tech minded. He managed no problem. Let your DP have a go and worst case scenario you have to take it to the shop and you've only wasted £7, best case scenario you save yourself £100.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 04-Dec-17 16:28:38

I fixed my Samsung with £6 of parts. Had to take screen off. Replace And new antanae. YouTube is great.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 04-Dec-17 16:30:51

And I have no diy skills.

I'll attempt anything if there's a YouTube video. Did my own conveyancing of last house sale thanks to YouTube

Tiddlywinks63 Mon 04-Dec-17 16:32:05

At least pp have partners who seek advice first. Mine's of the 'I know it all' variety 😖🙄😱😡

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Mon 04-Dec-17 16:32:17

I say give him a chance. YouTube tutorials are great.

I used one to successfully remove, recharge and reinstall my car battery! (My dickhead ex-boyf left the indoor light overnight... and no, he did't even offer to help, he was down the pub).

Happinezz Mon 04-Dec-17 16:38:23

Wow, I'm impressed!
@GreenFingers - haha, glad to hear he's an ex!
@Tiddly - tbh, I'm a tad worried that mine is too ... hmm
@Viva - where did you even start with that?!

incogKNEEto Mon 04-Dec-17 16:39:47

Only thing to bear in mind is if he does mess it up the Apple Store won't fix it if he's opened it l don't think...

My dh has replaced lots of phone screens/batteries etc using YouTube videos but he doesn't touch Apple stuff! There is a local chap who does fix secondhand apple stuff though so it must be possible!

chocogirl25 Mon 04-Dec-17 16:41:15

Alternate opinion, yes Youtube could show your DH how to fix it however, if the iPad is within it's warranty and a non-Apple approved technician opens it and is then unable to fix it, it can't be repaired in store anymore.

Just a heads up

Happinezz Mon 04-Dec-17 16:55:27

@Incog and @Choco - thanks for the warning. It's not under warranty (unfortunately) as we bought it second hand.

simonisnotme Mon 04-Dec-17 17:32:42

I changed the bulb in my headlight thanks to a screwdriver and youtube grin
if he feels capable its worth a bash

VivaLeBeaver Mon 04-Dec-17 17:36:47

Conveyencing is fairly easy, form off the Internet, fill it in following the land registry YouTube step by step video. Get a sworn ID check from a solicitor and send the form back to the land registry. Must admit it was with someone I trusted as otherwise I wouldn’t have been too sure how to pay the money over on exactly the right day that the name changed on the deeds as I didn’t know what day the house deeds changed.

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