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Replaced just the glass, saved the digi/lcd (With video)

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By YellowGTO, Senior Member on 25th September 2012, 11:14 AM
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Its to hard to manage threads for all platforms so im going to consolidate all the questions here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8#post31998128



Well I read a lot of places that it couldn't be done. I have successfully replaced just the glass. I recorded it on my Gopro so everyone can see how its done. If you find it useful hit the thanks Make sure you spread this around so people stop buying 300 dollar full LCD assemblies.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Gx5...ature=youtu.be
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25th September 2012, 01:14 PM |#2  
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Nice! Lots of people have been waiting for this kind of vid!

Might be useful if it happens to me.
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Thank you! I will be attempting this and posting my results.

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25th September 2012, 08:31 PM |#4  
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Thank you! I will be attempting this and posting my results.

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Remember LOTS OF HEAT :P I recommend http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-wa...112-96289.html and use it on low.
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That's exactly what I was going to use, I've got one from Debadging my STI.

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That's exactly what I was going to use, I've got one from Debadging my STI.

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Lol nice
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Man, excellent job. My only complaint would be the fingerprints on the lcd/glass. Sadly, I'm assuming you can't wipe them off since the LCD would break, right? I'm a cell phone repair technician and I've attempted the same thing you just did and had to replace the entire assembly simply because I broke it taking it a part. Any pointers on cleaning the LCD/Digitizer without breaking it? The customers at my shop wouldn't be happy in the least about a single smudge. (I know, I know ...)

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Man, excellent job. My only complaint would be the fingerprints on the lcd/glass. Sadly, I'm assuming you can't wipe them off since the LCD would break, right? I'm a cell phone repair technician and I've attempted the same thing you just did and had to replace the entire assembly simply because I broke it taking it a part. Any pointers on cleaning the LCD/Digitizer without breaking it? The customers at my shop wouldn't be happy in the least about a single smudge. (I know, I know ...)

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I was thinking maybe DSLR lens cleaner. I didnt expect it to work and I used my shirt lol. came out pretty good.
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Man, excellent job. My only complaint would be the fingerprints on the lcd/glass. Sadly, I'm assuming you can't wipe them off since the LCD would break, right? I'm a cell phone repair technician and I've attempted the same thing you just did and had to replace the entire assembly simply because I broke it taking it a part. Any pointers on cleaning the LCD/Digitizer without breaking it? The customers at my shop wouldn't be happy in the least about a single smudge. (I know, I know ...)

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Why weren't you wearing gloves?

I planned on using gloves to avoid smudges entirely.

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Glad to see you didn't forget one of the most essential items for this repair... BEER!

Good job man, looking forward to seeing more members try this (and record it). I will be attempting this in the next few weeks too.
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Glad to see you didn't forget one of the most essential items for this repair... BEER!

Good job man, looking forward to seeing more members try this (and record it). I will be attempting this in the next few weeks too.

It is indeed lol

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