Originally Posted by Lionelmessedup
Hello...i got a samsung galaxy tab p1000 with a cracked screen....
The.thing is the replacement of.it screen is gettin too costly for me so i was wonderin if there.was.any way i could change the screen myself....
Only the screen.is.cracked nd the touch is workin as fine......
Also...shoud i sell it and if yes how...i probably need some online service.as im living in india....
Nd can.anyone give me an estimate how much it would sell for.....
Sadly I've had to do this twice now after toddler has dropped it on a tile floor.
Order this part from ebay ( there are lots of suppliers on ebay ) Will cost around £10 / 14 Euro / $18 for the bit you need.
search ebay for P1000 digitizer ( I'm not allowed to post links yet )
Wait a week for it to arrive.
Then go to ifixit to get dis-assembly instructions to remove the case , battery etc. Search ifixit dot com and Teardown / Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Teardown / 4103 / 1
The tricky and time consuming part is that digitizer is bonded to the case ( not the LCD ) but for this you'll need a heat gun , or even a hot hair dryer with a nozzle on the end to limit the air flow to just the edges of the bezel. You don't want to heat up the LCD else you'll break it.
Gently heat up a corner at a time and then get a guitar pick and some matches. use the guitar pick to lift the digitizer ( glass ) away from the assembly , then once its lifted a little , stick a match in there to stop the glue re-bonding. Move around the edge of the device heating the bezel only and lifting ( gently ) and inserting the matches. After an hour or so of being very gentle with your device , the screen will come away , leaving a gold looking ribbon connector on the right hand side of the device. This is simple to undo ( just follow ifixit's instructions ) and voila the screen has been removed.
Thankfully putting the new one on is a two minute job , just take your time and align carefully. ( it's basically a sticky backed plastic , peel the cover off and apply to the device. Then attach the gold ribbon to the connector.
In reverse follow ifixit's instructions to re-assemble.
If you've got a screw or two left over then don't worry about it - I've yet to put a device back together where something didn't get left out.
To sum up , the part you need is cheap the only thing you need is time and a heat source to warm up the bonding glue holding the digitizer onto the unit. As I said , I've done it twice and its a simple repair job , just takes time and patients.