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Galaxy S3 Cracked Glass (Read this if it has happened to you!)

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11th February 2013, 07:10 PM   |  #681  
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Re: Galaxy S3 Cracked Glass (Read this if it has happened to you!)
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Sorry about that, just been very busy and trying to get fully over the flu

Here are a few more I did and these look shattered but the break does not go through the laminate inner layer and they come up in one piece. Now this is certainly the best case senerio and what you want to happen. In my experience though it seems that this only happens with the blue glass. For whatever reason in my experience it seems that the pebble blue has a thicker laminate layer and like a windshield in a car it just holds together better. It is really strange but it seems factual based on my experiance. I have about half a dozen pieces of blue glass in my office that are shattered but all in one piece. However I cannot say the same for any other color, i.e. white and red.



This matches my experience. Mine was shattered.. I thought the packing tape I put over the front was what saved me, but maybe it was the thicker pebble blue material that did more?

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11th February 2013, 07:21 PM   |  #682  
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Wow I hope I dont have to do this but thanks for the post.
12th February 2013, 05:50 PM   |  #683  
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Could be. Mine is att phone. I know att and t mobile use the same LCD. Not sure on others. Could be more $$, they did ask for my imei number which leads me to believe price could depend on what phone you have.


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Well after the repair the cost stayed the same.($135.31) They replaced everything from the frame up except maybe the home button.
Its beautiful. Very happy! My phone looks brand new.

They did ask for my IMEI number as well FYI. I have the Black VZW model, which I'd think is more rare than a ATT white but hey I'm not complaining....
12th February 2013, 11:36 PM   |  #684  
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Well after the repair the cost stayed the same.($135.31) They replaced everything from the frame up except maybe the home button.
Its beautiful. Very happy! My phone looks brand new.

They did ask for my IMEI number as well FYI. I have the Black VZW model, which I'd think is more rare than a ATT white but hey I'm not complaining....

Could you please provide info where you had your phone repaired?
13th February 2013, 12:42 AM   |  #685  
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Hi all.
Watching this thread with interest.

have myself completed the removal of 4 screens. Unfortunatly the first 2 were unsuccessful.
Well they do say practise makes perfect.

Anyway regarding the oca or glue.

I just wanted to share a smidgen of knowledge I have about that.
I believe (cant be certain) that the material is called 'pmma'.

There is another substance called pmma but it is banned as one of those party drugs.
So def not that one.

Butnormal PMMA is used a LOT in the semi -conductor industry. It is a rubber like substance, optically clear that is excellent for making rubber casts of fine detail. It can imprint the trackes on a cd for example.
I believe this is what they are using. under the front glass.
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I called couple of Phone Doctor shops around and all quoted 279.99 for LCD replacement. Samsung quoted 178.61 with Shipping included.
They provided UPS 2nd Day shipping and will be sending it tomorrow.
Since i bought this phone less than 90 days before, i claimed damage protection thru discover card which i used.But they would cover only 50$ since i bought S3 for 50$ on contract at bestbuy.
Will post update once i get further updates
14th February 2013, 03:21 AM   |  #687  
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This matches my experience. Mine was shattered.. I thought the packing tape I put over the front was what saved me, but maybe it was the thicker pebble blue material that did more?

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I had the same experience as well. I just replaced my pebble blue front that had 70% of the glass shattered and it all lifted with no scratches or leftover glass on the digitizer. Used packing tape as well because the glass wanted to flex and break more as I was removing it, but patience kept it together.

Thanks OP and marcustaz for the valuable information that has saved me considerably.
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14th February 2013, 04:19 AM   |  #688  
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Re: Galaxy S3 Cracked Glass (Read this if it has happened to you!)
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I had the same experience as well. I just replaced my pebble blue front that had 70% of the glass shattered and it all lifted with no scratches or leftover glass on the digitizer. Used packing tape as well because the glass wanted to flex and break more as I was removing it, but patience kept it together.

Thanks OP and marcustaz for the valuable information that has saved me considerably.

There is no doubt that the blue glass 9/10 comes up all in one peice even if shattered. As I have said the blue laminate layer seems to act like safety glass like an automotive windshield. However so far all other colors I have done seem to be a simple coloring layer of paint on clear glass, so they shatter and fragment into peices. Just my experience, figured I'd share.

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I did not had to do that, but did any one have tried a hair dryer to loosed the glue sticking the front glass?
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pls help me i cracked my s3 mini

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