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Replaced Dell Streak Screen tonight.

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16th January 2012, 01:35 AM |#51  
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Originally Posted by marvin02

See this thread at MoDaCo and this one at XDA.

Thanks, I didn't realize this had been explored to such depth. Cutting through the plastic to gain permanent access to the internal sdcard is just brilliant!

This device has so much potential... I'd be crushed if it turns out that I cannot fix mine...
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16th January 2012, 08:55 PM |#52  
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I did the upgrade by cutting the plastic and installing a 4gig of memory, nothing more I had to do but boot up and the card was formatted and ready for me to install what ever ROM I wanted.

As for the LCDs, yeah it would be nice if the LCD and Gorilla glass had a better bond, I have replaced my several times and not once has anything been cracked/broken. I only had the two items separate and cause me to replace them.

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19th January 2012, 08:45 AM |#53  
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can anyone suggest a double-sided tape that I can use to replace the tape holding the plastic covers below and above the screen? Preferably one that is similar to the original, which was quite strong...
20th January 2012, 09:55 PM |#54  
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All right; I am currently replaciing the LCD+touch screen+Gorilla glass combo on my Streak. I removed the old "broken" part, and it is very obvious that the only fault is a tiny gap between the LCD and the digitizer. Both surfaces are covered with an oily odorless substance; the corners where I didn't see any light are the only dry places.

My question is, to anyone who may have insight in the production process: What is the substance between the two plates?

The reason I am asking is because I relized that there's nothing to prevent this from hapenning again, and I am not shelling $55 every other month for self-repairs -- not worth it. I have however access to a very broad range of solvents and am curious whether I could apply one of them between the plates and restore functionality.

Any ideas?

PS. My next phone will be AMOLED for sure.
20th January 2012, 10:56 PM |#55  
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More than likely, that is the LCD's "blood". Your LCD probably leaked. I didn't have that problem. Mine was dry but the gorilla glass was shattered. I have not had to replace mine again in nearly a year. Just be careful!
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21st January 2012, 01:00 AM |#56  
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Originally Posted by krazman325

More than likely, that is the LCD's "blood". Your LCD probably leaked.<...>

I really don't think so. I have pictures, but they won't resolve the issue I'm afraid. I very specifically remember the pattern that I observed on the broken screen, and how it exactly matched the dried out part between the plates. While trying to improve the contact of my broken screen, i accidentally lifted one edge of the glass, and the darkened region grew bigger at the same time (presumably I widened the gap and let more air in.)

Anyway, I'll be more carefull from now on (no more putting the streak in my pockets I just need to find a replacement tape, I have an excelleng silicone glue from 3M but it doesn't seem to work for the tiny plastic plates.
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Go to a local shop the repairs iPhones. They carry the tape you need. The problem will be you need to cut the tape for use with the streak as it is already cut for the iPhone. This has worked for me in the past for two phones. That tape is from 3m.
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27th January 2012, 12:56 AM |#58  
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I have a Dell Streak that was having some issues with lack of memory. I decided to do a reboot and just go back to a stock version. I'm not sure what happened, but now I cannot get it to work at all. It will reboot, but when I go through the set up wizard it fails and I'm left with just a blank screen. Is there any sort of place I can go to and meet up with some Android experts to help me sort this out. I just don't want to brick this phone and figure since I live near the Google campus in Mountain View there must be some people around here that can help out. XDA is awesome, don't get me wrong, but a in person works well too.
1st February 2012, 01:44 PM |#59  
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Some vendors/materials I used for my Streak repair, for reference:

1. Purchased the Dell Streak 5 replacement LCD digitizer assembly
for 33.50 from -- smooth payment with a foreign credit card and reasonably fast delivery in Europe

2. Used 3M-TE9088-12 double-sided tape from 3M to affix the plastic side-plates (it is slightly thicker than what others have recommentded, but at 0.2 mm the difference is negligible)

All in all the phone looks good as new, although after all the handling the surface is scratched in a few places.
24th February 2012, 02:10 PM |#60  
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Hi Guys,

As you can see in the attachment i broke the Dell Streak screen. Obviously only the screen is broken the gorilla glass doesn't even have a scratch. It fell face down almost parallel with the carpet from about 1 meter. It was inside the form fit case and the microfiber pouch ... now i regret not buying an otterbox.

I already sent it to a certified Dell service partner for a repair price.

Depending on the price i will repair it myself or pay them to repair it for me.

The main reason i sent it to service is that i still have 17 months of warranty left. (bought it with 24 months in august 2011)...but of course it does not cover this type of damage.

All the best to you Dell Streak users.

Still a great device!
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16th March 2012, 09:24 AM |#61  
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I'm wrong, or the price of the lcd has increased?

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