Broken Computer Display
Displays of all kinds break with use, but Milford Computer Service can help. When displays were first introduced, their outer shells were made out of solid glass. Breaking one was nearly impossible. These were known as CRT displays, and used cathode ray tubes to create an image. Due to the way these displays worked, they had admirably high refresh rates, often 90Hz or above. For this reason, those with less money still use better quality CRT displays in order to achieve higher framerates. They were known to be incredibly heavy, and were often wider than they were longer.
Today, things are much different. Now, we have displays the thickness of a few pieces of paper that are capable of receiving touch. Smartphones. However, these screens are not of the same strength they used to be. I'm sure you've seen a phone after it's been dropped on its face. More often that not, the screen is completely shattered (*cough* Apple products). There have been a few "solutions" to this problem, though few have worked. The most popular solution is the introduction of Gorilla Glass into smartphone displays. I dare you to take your keys, or even a pocket knife, and try to scratch your phone's display. No, don't do that. However, if the phone is advertised as having a gorilla glass display, it's not going to scratch! This has a pretty minimal effect on impacts, though. If you drop your phone face down, you're gonna have a bad day.
The other, more advisable option is to install a sheet of tempered glass on your phone that has been tailored to exactly match your phone's display dimensions. After a day or two, you'll forget it's there, and the benefits are worth the twenty bucks you'll have to dish out. Instead of risking damaging your phone's built-in display (which can be incredibly difficult to replace), why not install a thin sheet of tempered glass and be care-free? Any scratches won't reach your phone's display, and good-quality tempered glass will absorb face-down impacts from as high as 6 feet. It's definitely worth it.
You could've broken your phone screen for any number of reasons. You were trying to answer a call and somebody walked around the corner and bumped into you, causing you to drop your phone. You could've sat on it wrong, or maybe dropped something on it. Whatever the case, things happen, and prevention is the best cure.
The only thing worse than cracking your phone's screen completely, is dropping it just right. The screen can still look usable, but the digitizer (touch sensor) can be fried. If you have an Android device, however, you're in luck! Grab a cheap micro-USB to standard USB adapter, and plug in a computer mouse. It's not really the same, but it does the trick.
To summarize, don't drop your phone. Should you ever make such a fatal mistake, and live in the Milford or Nashua area, get in touch!