Broken LCD Shipping & Packing Instructions
One of the most important ways you can ensure the highest payment for your broken LCDs is to ensure they are safely packed before shipping. Please remember: the total value in each shipment is determined by the number of good LCD screens and spare parts, not just in the number LCD screens shipped. Typically, your LCD screens are already broken in some way.
Please Consider/We Recommend:
- Manufactures do not design the LCD screens to withstand the elements once removed from a handset. Pressure points, dust, dirt, moisture and the chances of electronic static discharge are greatly increased once removed.
- An “adequate” packing job can lower an overall yield by as much as 10%. We’ve seen “Poor” packing jobs reduce overall yield by 10%-50%.
- Consider a safe storage area for your LCD screens the moment they’re removed from the mobile device. Placing the defective LCD screen back into a bubble bag or storage sleeve is considered best practice.
- If possible, conduct a repair job in an anti-static environment and store LCD screens in a moisture free area.
- It’s a good idea to store LCD screens in a bin with a removal lid to prevent moisture, dust and static shock.
- Bad LCD screens caused by flex damage have little to no value. The cost to reclaim is very high.
Suggested Packing Steps Method 1 (No Bubble Bags):
3. Stack 5 pairs to complete a set of 10 total LCD screens. As mentioned above, these 10 total screens are face to face and back to back. Packing more than 10 to a set increases chances of breakage; any less wastes unnecessary packing space.
4. Secure each set of 10 LCD screens in bubble wrap or other protective material. Taping the bubbles sets is recommended. You want the wrapping to be tight enough so the LCD screens do not shift around, but not tight to the point where pressure might damage the screens.
Suggested Packing Steps Method 2 (Have Bubble Bags):
- Place LCD screens in bubble bags with flex cables positioned towards the opening of the bag.
- Wrap sets of 10 screens in a rubber band tight enough to keep them together, but not tight enough to cause damage.
- Place in the packing box with a layer of crinkled newspaper on the bottom, sides and top of box.
Standard LCD Packing Rules
- Before you tape the box shut, close the box lid and give the package a hard five-second shake. If you can feel any contents move around, more filler material is needed.
- Select a box size that is appropriate for the quantity of screens and ensure that reused boxes are sturdy and free of damage.
- Use sufficient tape to seal up the box.
- It’s highly recommended that each box contains no more than 350-400 LCD or exceeds 35lbs in weight. Also make sure you do not exceed the weight limit of the box.
- Writing “Fragile – Glass Contents” on all faces of the box in large visible writing will likely increase the care that carrier employees take when handling the parcel.