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    Default Difference between broken screen and broken LCD? =((

    So after 12 hours of playing with the phone, I dropped it and my screen shattered in 3 different places. The phone still turns on and everything works except the screen is destroyed.

    Ebay has two sets of items available. A replacement screen + LCD for like 250 bucks or a replacement screen for 35 bucks. How do I know if my digitizer and LCD are ok and just my screen is broken? Obviously I'll just go through my ty AT&T insurance if the LCD is broken because why pay 250 when I can pay 200, but if it's just the screen then 40 seems like a much better option.

    Any ideas?

    PS.

    So bummed.
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    Or do I need to change the digitizer as well? Am I better off paying 200 freaking dollars to replace through insurance?
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    There is an LCD. That is what the picture is displayed on. On top of that is a digitizer. This is what normally breaks. This is what has broken if the picture is fine, you just have cracks above it.

    Replacing the digitizer isn't the most difficult repair. You open the phone, use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up the edges, and then remove it. There's always risk it might break further and damage the LCD. You might stress the LCD and cause a crack while prying it off.

    Might be worth the $35 to try and repair it. Things blow up, file an insurance claim.

    Here's a video that gives you an idea. He replaced the LCD and digitizer. You would just be removing the top piece. Other videos show just the digitizer.
    Last edited by tndank; 11-09-2012 at 11:52 PM.
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    Default Re: Difference between broken screen and broken LCD? =((

    That sucks!! I can't believe it broke so bad after a fall
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    Me either, it was a drop onto gravel from about 3.5 ft but it is just destroyed. Bleh. Thanks for the link tndank. I'll see what I can do with it.
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    I've cracked the glass also from a short 2.5 ft drop. Looks like everything works as it should but there is just major glass breakage.

    Please let me know if you end up switching the glass successfully.
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    Do they make a good rugged case for this phone? That's the thing with these expensive phones, easy to break, and easy to lose.
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    They do have some cases available, as I've learned after the dropping my phone. It seems that for my particular drop even a soft case would have saved the screen. It landed right on the top right corner. Anyway, lesson learned...I'm ordering a case online.
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    I just did the same thing....was in my horizontal jacket pocket and I bent over to pick up something in the garage. Thing fell about 3 feet and screen shattered. Really mundane fall...I have dropped many other phones in much more dramatic fashion!
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    Yeah I got like a spider web crack all over the front of my nexus 4 I can't move anything or touch anything but I can still see a display and I can still turn my phone on and off ur the power button I just ordered a screen just the glass front for 30$ but Idk what's broke my LCD my digitizer or just a screen please help ?
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    Same for me, except I can still move and use the touchscreen. Did you get your's fixed?
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    It is not easy how to change the screen although it took me a while to learn to do it right. I destroy 3 lcd's before I got to do it clean. But I've learned the right way. If you can see the screen turned on the lcd still good. If not you have to replace the whole thing.
    Good luck any other questions ask me. I buy sell and repair phones.
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    How can I tell if I need to replace the glass or digitizer?
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    I broke the Screen and Don't see any display (Blank) and phone is not working but I did hear some beeps (may be updates or messages) but the phone getting on as the LED's at the bottom are glowing. Do I need replace the LCD + Digitizer + Screen?
    Thanks for the reply.
    Last edited by Vashy; 08-23-2013 at 04:17 PM.
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    Vashy,
    I have the same problem the touch screen was broken, the lcd i can see was cracked. It turned on i could hear the music for start up but it was all black with a little bit of back light. I was wondering if thats the same for you and what you found out?
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    Where you located? i need my phone repaired. lcd is broken. its crash a little ill send pics
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    vashy my mobile has the same problem..wat should i do
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    even after it cracked in 3 different places and it still works, you don't have to worry bout the lcd. just replace the screen.

    FYI, I do @ home repairs on phones. Better prices than the mall kiosks.

    Email me if interested.

    jihoonlee89@gmail.com
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    If you need help repairing or cant fix it yourself contact TekNinjaz: https://www.facebook.com/tekninjaz
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    your video inspires me to try with my galaxy mega then after 2 weeks my mega screen has cracked. Thanks buddy!
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    Default Re: Difference between broken screen and broken LCD? =((

    So how did you got your LCD repaired?

    Did you actually got it repaired or bought a new phone?

    Since you gone through this process I just want to ask if it is ok to buy Galaxy Note 2 LCD from phonepartsusa? Here is the link to replacement LCD.

    Please help.

    Thank you

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