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[HOW TO] [TUTORIAL] S3 Replace Cracked Glass Screen

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23rd February 2013, 05:08 PM |#121  
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that was my same thought i had too, thats all i did was just clean the digitizer very good, but some people swear that the glue makes a difference look wise, i would have to compare but to me even without the glue on the digitizer the screen looked just as vibrant as OEM look.

I can attest to the difference between glue and no glue. It's a really clear difference.

I got the optical glue and it doesn't cover the whole screen. They sent the wrong size and I used it anyway. It covers all but ~1" on the bottom and ~1/4" on the top. There is a big quality difference. I guess you could say the images aren't as vivid.

I'll try to take a picture to demonstrate.

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I can attest to the difference between glue and no glue. It's a really clear difference.

I got the optical glue and it doesn't cover the whole screen. They sent the wrong size and I used it anyway. It covers all but ~1" on the bottom and ~1/4" on the top. There is a big quality difference. I guess you could say the images aren't as vivid.

I'll try to take a picture to demonstrate.

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Curious, how did you install the loca without an autoclave?

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Curious, how did you install the loca without an autoclave?

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Not sure what you're asking.

How did I install the glue tape sheet?

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Not sure what you're asking.

How did I install the glue tape sheet?

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Well of course your stating that you installed the clear adhesive refered to as OCA Optical Clear Adhesive. This is supposed to be done with a autoclave so I'm just wondering how you actually went about it, did you have any air bubbles excetera trapped, did you heat it...

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Well of course your stating that you installed the clear adhesive refered to as OCA Optical Clear Adhesive. This is supposed to be done with a autoclave so I'm just wondering how you actually went about it, did you have any air bubbles excetera trapped, did you heat it...

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I did it by hand, and it did not come out perfect. Had I not got my finger stuck to it at one point, I likely could have had a near perfect set. Because of that, though, I have an air pocket of sorts (it folded up slightly and I can't press it down) on the left side about 1/2" or so and random speckles here and there.

Initially, I had a ton of bubbles and was really upset. I thought I messed it up bad. I was able to press EXTREMELY hard with my fingers on each individual section of bubbles and press them flat.

Overall, it's not perfect but there's no dust at all under the screen so far and that annoying "rainbow" circle isn't present. When I did it without the optical tape, the rainbow was there, I could hardly see in the sun and my screen was filled up with dust.

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Sorry for the poor picture quality, used the wife's Lumia. As you can see, the left side has "speckles" (my finger stuck to it...I was wearing those "finger condoms" though) and there are a few random elsewhere...plus I have a few small nicks in the digitizer from the first time I changed the screen because I pried too hard and left little marks, which looks like small dust spots on the screen all the time.

The flash really makes them show, lol, it doesn't normally look THAT bad.

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Thanks for sharing. Although I've never worked with the OCA or Loca it seems like it would be virtually impossible not to contaminant with dust and or air bubbles without a clean room and an autoclave. I'd like to try though, where did you get the OCA sheet.?

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Thanks for sharing. Although I've never worked with the OCA or Loca it seems like it would be virtually impossible not to contaminant with dust and or air bubbles without a clean room and an autoclave. I'd like to try though, where did you get the OCA sheet.?

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I don't know if they sent me the wrong one or what but it is about 1/4" to small top and bottom.

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Did you call them and ask them if they made an error?

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Did you call them and ask them if they made an error?

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No. I should have, but I already had my screen off and ready to start working when I opened the package and realized it looked too small. I don't have a backup phone and I figured I could make it work.

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Great tutorial man. I just replaced the glass on my sisters S3 and when removing the glass I noticed this jell like substance between the glass and I guess the digitizer. Well when cleaning the screen (digitizer) off I was thinking that the lack of this could cause a problem in the future. It takes up space inbetween the glass and the digitizer. It helps with the digitizer recognizing selections you might make when touching the glass. Without this there is a gap or open space where this once was. After getting it all back together it seemed that the screen responded fine to my touch however I noticed that the glass didnt seem as solid or stable without the jell under it (I also have a S3 and was comparing the two side by side). I told my sister to be careful with the glass because it felt like if you pushed to hard the glass would give and then crack with nothing under it to support it. A week later the screen cracked. I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem and if so is there a fix?
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