1. WatchfulHosemaster's Avatar
    I happened to crack my screen, purchased a new one, disassembled most of the phone, and am stuck on removing the screen.

    Has anybody done this?

    Any videos?
    08-27-2011 07:27 PM
  2. dubge's Avatar
    Where did you purchase a replacement screen?
    08-28-2011 12:16 PM
  3. dslayton's Avatar
    Perhaps this will help buddy.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...sassembly.html

    I hope it's okay to post links.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    08-28-2011 02:07 PM
  4. decemberbullets's Avatar
    I happened to crack my screen, purchased a new one, disassembled most of the phone, and am stuck on removing the screen.

    Has anybody done this?

    Any videos?
    I did mine about a week ago, I didn't record it or anything however. Basically removing the screen is done with heat and perseverance. Use a hair dryer/heat gun (Id use a hair dryer to avoid melting plastic with a heat gun, I used a Conair Yellowbird, which is a powerful professional dryer) and give the glass a workover for a few minutes. I would be careful handling the plastic frame and glass though, they will be quite hot! Next use something that wont leave marks/damage to pry the screen up down by the plastic buttons on the front. Be careful not to break the plastic frame and keep working at it. If you heated the glass up enough the adhesive will be melted and it will pull off no problem. Make sure all broken pieces of the screen are removed too. Then put the new screen on the frame. Be careful not to position it too close to the plastic buttons. Use the camera/sensors on the front as a guide. I placed mine a little too low at first and my buttons were sticking. I didnt think I would get another bite at the apple, but luckily I heated it back up and positioned it correctly. Don't be like me or you might end up with a $150.00 piece of garbage glass. Good luck!
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    08-29-2011 02:29 PM
  5. decemberbullets's Avatar
    Perhaps this will help buddy.

    Samsung i510 Droid Charge Disassembly

    I hope it's okay to post links.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    That video was a great starting point for me, but he doesnt disassemble the screen. Can't say I blame him, its not like it would be easy to reattach without new adhesive.
    08-29-2011 02:33 PM
  6. WatchfulHosemaster's Avatar
    I did mine about a week ago, I didn't record it or anything however. Basically removing the screen is done with heat and perseverance. Use a hair dryer/heat gun (Id use a hair dryer to avoid melting plastic with a heat gun, I used a Conair Yellowbird, which is a powerful professional dryer) and give the glass a workover for a few minutes. I would be careful handling the plastic frame and glass though, they will be quite hot! Next use something that wont leave marks/damage to pry the screen up down by the plastic buttons on the front. Be careful not to break the plastic frame and keep working at it. If you heated the glass up enough the adhesive will be melted and it will pull off no problem. Make sure all broken pieces of the screen are removed too. Then put the new screen on the frame. Be careful not to position it too close to the plastic buttons. Use the camera/sensors on the front as a guide. I placed mine a little too low at first and my buttons were sticking. I didnt think I would get another bite at the apple, but luckily I heated it back up and positioned it correctly. Don't be like me or you might end up with a $150.00 piece of garbage glass. Good luck!

    Thank you so much. I got stuck when I saw this gray plastic attached to the screen. I did end up cracking the plastic frame a little bit, but I'm not too concerned since it will be covered with a case.

    I ended up watching some videos for other phones, and the screen replacement seems a lot easier.

    Thanks again!!

    I will let you know how it turns out.
    08-29-2011 09:05 PM
  7. WatchfulHosemaster's Avatar
    Where did you purchase a replacement screen?
    iPod, iPhone Replacement Touch Glass & LCD Screens, iPhone Repair Parts, High Capacity Batteries, BlackBerry, HTC, Tablet Parts

    They are $150.

    The problem is that they just send you the equipment with no instructions.

    I ordered mine, with regular mail as the delivery method and received it within two days.

    When I actually replace it, I might try to create a video to post on YouTube.
    08-29-2011 09:18 PM
  8. dubge's Avatar
    Thanks. I am in the middle of replacing a screen on my daughters iPod and used a video from you tube. Needed to order the bezel so i am waiting for that to finish. Good to know we can get things for other devices.
    08-30-2011 11:01 AM
  9. Plucknbach's Avatar
    How did you crack your screen? I thought the DCharge came with Gorilla Glass....
    08-31-2011 12:30 PM
  10. clarkkent434's Avatar
    How did you crack your screen? I thought the DCharge came with Gorilla Glass....
    That is a long time myth. Search the forums you will find that is not true. It was announced with it but Samsung never deliver on it. Some where it got pulled in their production lines for the charge.
    08-31-2011 05:19 PM
  11. decemberbullets's Avatar
    That is a long time myth. Search the forums you will find that is not true. It was announced with it but Samsung never deliver on it. Some where it got pulled in their production lines for the charge.
    Mine suffered a (maybe) 3 foot fall onto some stone pavers. It must have hit just right, because the whole screen shattered upon impact. It was only the glass though. There was no bleeding, etc.
    08-31-2011 10:40 PM
  12. trigun123478's Avatar
    Yeah Samsung themselves can't confirm it has gorilla glass. I called them and ask. They have no documentation that it has gg. The screen scratches to easy. Also with how much it cost to get that glass I think you could of sent it to Samsung and they would of repaired it for you.
    08-31-2011 10:45 PM
  13. decemberbullets's Avatar
    Yeah Samsung themselves can't confirm it has gorilla glass. I called them and ask. They have no documentation that it has gg. The screen scratches to easy. Also with how much it cost to get that glass I think you could of sent it to Samsung and they would of repaired it for you.
    I didn't bother asking Samsung, but I found a place that did it for 200 bucks, and you would be without your phone for a few days. Im figuring Samsung would have been the same, if not more. I saved 50 bucks and was without my phone for no more than 2 hours.
    09-01-2011 01:07 PM
  14. WatchfulHosemaster's Avatar
    Well, I dropped it from about three feet directly onto the sidewalk. It must have landed perfectly with the screen facing down. I picked it up and it was shattered.
    09-11-2011 04:35 PM
  15. WatchfulHosemaster's Avatar
    That video was a great starting point for me, but he doesnt disassemble the screen. Can't say I blame him, its not like it would be easy to reattach without new adhesive.
    This is what I received (first photo). I started to use your method, but then realized that they provided me with the entire apparatus.

    There is a piece of gray plastic (see second picture) that needs to be removed somehow. The part that I received comes with the necessary adhesive, but I can't figure out how to remove this grey plastic piece.

    This is driving me nuts!

    Thanks for your help.


    UPDATE:

    Okay, now I realize what I was doing wrong. The screen is replaced and looks fantastic. It's actually not too difficult, it was just hard to figure out how to disassemble this specific part.
    09-11-2011 08:53 PM
  16. papa54's Avatar
    This is what I received (first photo). I started to use your method, but then realized that they provided me with the entire apparatus.

    There is a piece of gray plastic (see second picture) that needs to be removed somehow. The part that I received comes with the necessary adhesive, but I can't figure out how to remove this grey plastic piece.

    This is driving me nuts!

    Thanks for your help.


    UPDATE:

    Okay, now I realize what I was doing wrong. The screen is replaced and looks fantastic. It's actually not too difficult, it was just hard to figure out how to disassemble this specific part.

    I wonder what a new Charge could have been bought for......
    since Assurion Ins has dropped me and i have no insurance on my Charge,, all because i turned in a LG VX 8000 just under a year ago for a piece of chit phone. the screen adhesive was going bad.
    turned in a fascinate for swimming in the aquarium sting ray tank..
    kinda made me think i might need a spec sheet on every sensor, chips, processo,r and voltages on wiring is ,, it would be nice to have..
    thinking of replacing the glass seems to be a nightmare..

    Did You have the rubber glove covering on the phone that surrounds the casing and the entire back??
    09-14-2011 06:09 PM

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