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Cool LCD replacement

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I'd be very interested in this and to learn where you bought the replacement screen...

I have an 80G9 with cracked screen and LCD and busted digitiser.

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I bought mine on from Ebay on bit(dot)ly/VjcIpe, took around 3 weeks to arrive, will update upon fitting as I had partially dismantled the machine in preparation.

Wish me good luck!
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I bought mine on from Ebay on bit(dot)ly/VjcIpe, took around 3 weeks to arrive, will update upon fitting as I had partially dismantled the machine in preparation.

Wish me good luck!
Thanks and good luck.

BTW is it the complete screen, LCD and digitiser they're selling? The description is a little vague and the picture is awful!

Just looked again at the pictures on page one. Christ it does look difficult to open! What type of screw is that under the stand?!?

Looks like it would be very easy to do more damage...

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Thanks and good luck.

BTW is it the complete screen, LCD and digitiser they're selling? The description is a little vague and the picture is awful!

Just looked again at the pictures on page one. Christ it does look difficult to open! What type of screw is that under the stand?!?

Looks like it would be very easy to do more damage...

Sent from my ARCHOS 101G9
yes, it is the complete screen & digitiser.

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yes, it is the complete screen & digitiser.
Apologies for my terse reply, there is just the one screw to remove under the kick stand, then there are a series of catches to release, 4 along the long side and 3 on the short . You can use a small flat head screwdriver or plectrum. You should slowly slide the screwdriver around the edge to release them, gentle force is needed and you will not break the catches (I didn't and I can be very heavy handed!!).

Once this has been done be gentle as the connector ribbon between the two halves does not have much slack ( my error #1, be slow & methodical). I'll get some picture posted of what I did once I have finished my project.
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Thanks for the reply. I look forward to the pictures.

Curiously my tablet appears to have had the screw removed already?!? Perhaps Archos did that when I returned it.

When they refused to replace the tablet I asked them to return it and told them I would look to repair it myself.

They told me it would cost more than the tablet was worth!

I think I'll buy the screen you recommended and give the 8" tablet to my wife.

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Default G9 80 charging port

I just bought a faulty G9 80 on eBay.

The charging port is faulty so the pictures in this thread have been really useful - thank you

The unit hasn't arrived yet but looking at the pictures the charging port looks like it isn't a "normal" MicroUSB connector - is that right?

Anyone know whether I can just replace the connector with something like ebay item 170785676153 (I don't have enough 'xda-dev kudos' yet to post links - sorry!)

Thanks for any info!
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