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[Q] Wide or narrow flex cable ?

19th May 2012, 02:05 PM   |  #1  
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HTC Desire S
Purchased in Israel (eline)
P/N: 99HMN143-00
IMEI: 358967049XXXXXX
S/N: SH1AJTJXXXXX

I need to replace the display and I was thinking about buying this, however the site warns that there are two types of LCD flex cables - narrow and wide. Is there any way to know (without opening up the phone) whether I have the narrow or wide LCD flex cable ?

And if I do have to open the phone up, what is the minimum I need to do in order to determine the flex type (going by tutorials such as this,this or this)? Also, I don't have any reference, so even if I see the cable I'm not sure how I'll be able to tell whether it's the narrow or wide one ?

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It's never a good idea to publish imei numbers

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It's never a good idea to publish imei numbers

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Thanks, but as you can see I've censored the last 6 digits (5 in the s/n)
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Thanks, but as you can see I've censored the last 6 digits (5 in the s/n)

Why exactly do you need to know this about the flex cable? I'm just curious...
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Oops, sorry..

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Why exactly do you need to know this about the flex cable? I'm just curious...

I need to buy the right display replacement according to the flex cable type. I thought that by providing the P/N, S/N and IMEI (the latter two in censored form, of course) I might provide enough information to deduce the type.
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I need to buy the right display replacement according to the flex cable type. I thought that by providing the P/N, S/N and IMEI (the latter two in censored form, of course) I might provide enough information to deduce the type.

I really don't know man... if i were you, i'd go to a local service centre and ask them how to determine which type of cable my phone uses... I know taht's not very helpful but that's all i could think of right now. I'll try to get more details and get back to you if i find something useful.

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The first of your tutorials, I believe at 2:30 you can see the flex connectors. So since you have to disassemble your phone anyway when the screen arrives, look at it as training
The question is - ok, you see the flex, how do you know if it's the "narrow" or the "wide" one, these aren't absolute terms. I suggest searching for some reference photos on the internet to be sure.
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The first of your tutorials, I believe at 2:30 you can see the flex connectors. So since you have to disassemble your phone anyway when the screen arrives, look at it as training
The question is - ok, you see the flex, how do you know if it's the "narrow" or the "wide" one, these aren't absolute terms. I suggest searching for some reference photos on the internet to be sure.

Thanks, good points
I think I found a pretty good reference (gotta love eBay):
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That's great! Since you'll have to take the phone apart to replace the digitizer anyway, i suggest you do it now, and see what cable you have... and order the appropriate one accordingly.

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