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[Q] Failed screen repair attempt and questions

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By codewisp, Senior Member on 24th February 2013, 09:18 AM
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I recently attempted to repair my cracked front glass (touch screen was completely working).

I didn't heat the glass using a dryer or glue gun because I have seen a person doing a video on YouTube recommending not to heat the glue as it dries fast and it actually makes the glue harder to remove. Half way through the repair, touch was still working. Every thing was. So I got excited and accidentally nicked the screen. Since it wasn't working anymore (first white screen while I was doing the repair, then went half white/black, then when I turned it off/on again everything was black -- I could still receive calls) I decide to remove it altogether. Didn't know there was a hard to remove residue under it, but anyway I succeeded removing it.

I tried turning it on with the screen removed (also removed the connector to the motherboard) and I got a boot loop (felt vibrations again and again). Is this normal? I assume it is because no screen was connected. This is the current state of my device:

If you notice in the third pic, I also nicked a small part of the black portion of the back, where the circuits of the screen are placed. Anyway I want to ask if I can still purchase a $130 digitizer+screen replacement and attach it again, and do I need some kind of adhesive similar to the one I removed? Or is my device gone for good?

I'm planning to give this to my father if it can still be fixed.
24th February 2013, 11:40 AM |#2  
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Why Did you repaired your urself ??

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it can be fixed
24th February 2013, 03:38 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Divyesh42

Why Did you repaired your urself ??

---------- Post added at 04:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:09 PM ----------

it can be fixed

Impossible to get support for Galaxy Nexus here in my country. I could have asked technicians or more hardware-techie people to do the job, but I figured based on the amount of people who did it successfully, I could have probably done it myself. Half way I was still doing good but got too excited so I broke it :/


Edit: It seems the site you linked to does not have a screen+digitizer part available.
I've found the following parts on eBay:

Is this the correct part? I still have the front glass part I ordered for my repair attempt, if these do not come with it.
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