1. Murph5150's Avatar
    My phone fell from a table onto a hard floor at Starbucks close to 3' high. I went to a local mall where I know they have kiosks that do screen repair. Unfortunately, they only repair iPhone's. Before I ship my G3 to LG for repair, does anyone know of a place that can install a new screen?

    I appreciate it.
    12-11-2014 10:07 AM
  2. tardus's Avatar
    The G3 screen - glass and digitizer is inexpensive and easy to replace and you can probably do it yourself! Go to youtube for instructions and Ebay for the purchase. Or go to a local repair shop. It should cost around $25 over the cost of the digitizer from Ebay. If not, negotiate.

    BTW, if you smash a Samsung screen you are basically SOOL if you don't have insurance.
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    12-11-2014 10:15 AM
  3. Gdraft#WN's Avatar
    I smashed mine a few weeks after I got it. . Went online bought a digitizer and glass. .

    Had the whole thing replaced and back together in about 35 minutes.


    It is VERY easy to repair

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    12-11-2014 10:28 AM
  4. Murph5150's Avatar
    I smashed mine a few weeks after I got it. . Went online bought a digitizer and glass. .

    Had the whole thing replaced and back together in about 35 minutes.


    It is VERY easy to repair

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    Nice. Where did you get the parts?
    12-11-2014 10:50 AM
  5. Murph5150's Avatar
    I'm seeing a screen and digitizer for $110 which is about the same cost to have LG do it.
    12-11-2014 10:58 AM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Before I ship my G3 to LG for repair, does anyone know of a place that can install a new screen?

    I appreciate it.
    Let me google that for you
    12-11-2014 11:36 AM
  7. rong21's Avatar
    hahahaha
    12-11-2014 12:12 PM
  8. Murph5150's Avatar
    Lol, I've seen that before. You have to show me how that works.

    I didn't find any CT service centers. Maybe I'll order the parts and hope my mechanical engineering education allows me to successfully swap screens.

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    12-11-2014 03:21 PM
  9. xocomaox's Avatar
    So is the LCD damaged or just the digitizer glass part? That is like $20.00USD at any website.

    LCD screen itself is more expensive.
    12-11-2014 03:45 PM
  10. GrooveRite's Avatar
    12-11-2014 03:46 PM
  11. mbryanr's Avatar
    Lol, I've seen that before. You have to show me how that works.

    http://lmgtfy.com
    12-11-2014 04:08 PM
  12. LVracerGT's Avatar
    So can you actually get an OEM digitizer for $25-35? I just had my phone screen crack and now 75% of the screen is unresponsive. It's supposedly just the glass and digitizer that I need, but I'm about to send my phone back to LG and possibly drop $150 for a repair and retain my warranty. If I can save $100 I might just be ok with losing the warranty... Phone is 13 days old.
    12-11-2014 08:30 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So is the LCD damaged or just the digitizer glass part? That is like $20.00USD at any website.

    LCD screen itself is more expensive.
    I'm pretty sure the glass, LCD and digitizer are all glued together. So while it's technically possible to replace just one part, separating the pieces without damaging them is likely to be very difficult without the proper knowledge and tools.
    12-11-2014 11:14 PM
  14. erwaso's Avatar
    Ouch. Sorry to hear. I finally got my tempered glass screen shipped to me. I barely notice it's there and hopefully it keeps my screen from breaking like others say. Cheaper and less time consuming than then buying a new screen and installing.

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    12-12-2014 12:11 AM
  15. Murph5150's Avatar
    So is the LCD damaged or just the digitizer glass part? That is like $20.00USD at any website.

    LCD screen itself is more expensive.
    The screen is definitely broken. If you rub your thumb across the screen, you can feel the elevated sharp glass. I just wish I could find a place in Connecticut to do the repair.

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    12-12-2014 12:22 AM
  16. xocomaox's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the glass, LCD and digitizer are all glued together. So while it's technically possible to replace just one part, separating the pieces without damaging them is likely to be very difficult without the proper knowledge and tools.
    Yes, you're right. They are glued together and you have to heat it up to separate, then apply glue to get them back together. Simple replacement, but not exactly easy if you don't like working with heat.
    12-12-2014 11:39 AM
  17. Gdraft#WN's Avatar
    I got mine from fixit.com. The glass and the digitizer are glued together, i replaced both as i figured that i would break the digitizer when i tried to take the glass off.


    After doing it, I would not try it unless you have the tools. I don't know that youcould get the two pieces apart without breaking the other.

    It wasn't a ton cheaper than sending it away, but i wasnt without a phone for weeks or pay a ton for overnight shipping.

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    12-12-2014 12:29 PM
  18. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I got mine from fixit.com. The glass and the digitizer are glued together, i replaced both as i figured that i would break the digitizer when i tried to take the glass off.


    After doing it, I would not try it unless you have the tools. I don't know that youcould get the two pieces apart without breaking the other.

    It wasn't a ton cheaper than sending it away, but i wasnt without a phone for weeks or pay a ton for overnight shipping.

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    My brother had a huge dead spot on his screen and sent his to LG. He called them and they gave him an RMA# for him to send with his device. They returned it back to him in exactly 6 business days! Thats not bad!
    12-12-2014 02:16 PM
  19. Murph5150's Avatar
    With Android L so close, I'm looking for a speedy repair. My dad is an electrical engineer and me an (aerospace) mechanical engineer so I'm hoping, should I order the parts, that our two heads can make this a successful repair. And if not, I'll blame my dad since he's the electrical engineer.

    2 places to scope out my local Verizon store rep said would do the replacement. I'll call them tomorrow. My S4 went through an update and works better, but it ain't a G3.

    Posted via S4 TechNology
    12-12-2014 07:26 PM
  20. Murph5150's Avatar
    And thanks for all of the feedback. I appreciate it!

    Posted via S4 TechNology
    12-12-2014 07:27 PM

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