I was just about to make a thread and I seen this.
OK well here is the quick story.
I basically found this phone In a parking lot with the main part of the phone, the back cover(with the plastic protective film from when you first buy it on there), and the battery seperated from each other a few feet apart.
After some quick looking I found I was a fascinate sch-i500, and it seems as if it was a brand new phone before this damage was done to the screen...kinda weird it would be. As you can see, the screen is cracked/ damaged pretty good BUT what I also quickly noticed was that it seems certain things are functioning. The on screen capacitive buttons light up and the phone vibrates. While I obv can't see, the phone is responding to my touches from certain sounds I'm hearing.
In trying to get this phone back to life, I would like to try to spend as less as possible. Now I have never replaced a phones LCD before so I can say I don't quite understand it all.
What I dont understanding is how can the touch screen be cracked as bad as it, yet it still seems to be functioning as it should?
This digitizer that you guys refer to, is this a must in this replacement or can I just replace the cracked screen. Id like this project to cost me as least as possible
Like I said I'm glad I came across this thread before I made my own thread. I hope you guys can help me out.
Thank you to the op and the xda community.
(Edit-sorry for xtra space taken up)
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus