Dell Venue Pro replacement glass / fix
Originally Posted by babaaketi
Hi, so i had a similar situation this past week and I wanted to find out if you were able to purchase and replace the screen? Got the same $249.99 replacement quote from dell (even though you can purchase a new one for $300 from dell).
I had a similar situation - wife dropped and our small son stepped on her Venue Pro, cracking the upper right corner of the gorilla glass. The phone still worked fine, even in the impacted area -- it just looked ugly and glass continue to chip off. Dell offered to replace it for $250.
I found the replacement glass from the below site, ordered it and it took about 2 months to arrive (they were out of stock initially).
I successfully swapped out the glass today and it was tedious being careful not to break anything and lose parts, but not too bad if you're patient - it took me about an hour. Remove the backing and battery and there are 6 black screws to remove (one was covered by a white sticker for me). I just used my finger nail to go around the edge of the lower housing (not LCD) until I was able to wiggle and eventually pop it free (be gentle, don't force it). Then extend the slider so the keyboard is exposed. Rotate 90 degrees from the lower housing you separated from, being careful not to damage the cables that attach the LCD to the lower housing. There are then 4 screws that secure the digitizer / glass to the LCD and slider housing. Two you can see internally once you rotate 90 degrees as above. The other two are always visible with the slider extended (keyboard visible) but they're under 2 black stickers at the top of the screen on the back. I just used a push pin under the edges to pop off the stickers. After removing these 4 screws, again I used my finger nail working my way around to pop off and remove the digitizer / glass from the LCD and slider housing. Once free, there is a single cable connection to remove the digitizer / glass from the LCD. Check the replacement glass as a guide for where these last 4 screws are and where the cable connects (top of the screen near the speaker). The cable just pops on / off.
Ensure you clean the underside of your new screen and the LCD is free of dust / debris / fingerprints before reassembling! Snap on the glass to the LCD / slider housing and install those 4 screws first, then rotate back 90 degrees to pop on the lower housing and then finally re-install those 6 screws. Mine fired right back up and works fine...I was a little nervous with potential damage to the exposed cables and separating the housings, but it turned out fine.