1. jchapman01's Avatar
    This weekend I dropped my phone and started my screen. I don't want to buy a new phone, so I was thinking of replacing it myself. Has anyone replaced their screen successfully? Any tips you could offer?

    Or is it sufficiently difficult that I should take it to a repair shop?

    Thanks!
    Chappy
    03-23-2015 08:28 PM
  2. 11B1P's Avatar
    If you repair phones regularly, it shouldn't offer too much of a challenge. If you've never repaired a phone, I recommend a shop.
    03-23-2015 09:20 PM
  3. narm5's Avatar
    Just try to see a screen repair video for the phone. If you think you have the skills and the tools, why not?
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    03-23-2015 10:50 PM
  4. GadgetGirlJen's Avatar
    I tried to replace the screen/digitizer on my Lumia 928 and didn't have luck. Prior to attempting replacement, I was able to see texts on my Microsoft Band so I know I did something incorrect despite watching the Youtube on it. $120 lesson learned, cheaper to get a device off Swappa.
    GadgetGirlJen via Lumia Icon
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    03-24-2015 10:19 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I tried to replace the screen/digitizer on my Lumia 928 and didn't have luck. Prior to attempting replacement, I was able to see texts on my Microsoft Band so I know I did something incorrect despite watching the Youtube on it. $120 lesson learned, cheaper to get a device off Swappa.
    GadgetGirlJen via Lumia Icon
    I agree that this point in time it is cheaper to buy one from Swappa, CL, Fleabay or our own Marketplace. If you are trying to fix one for the first time things can definitely go wrong despite watching a few videos more than once:-)
    03-24-2015 10:40 AM
  6. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Whatever you do make sure the whole assembly is replaced.
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    03-24-2015 01:41 PM
  7. Benny Vallejo's Avatar
    It was pretty simple. Like @BaritoneGuy said, make sure you buy the digitizer+frame combo which should be about $150. Then just follow the breakdown on this Youtube video. I fixed mine in less than 30 min.

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    03-25-2015 01:19 AM
  8. jchapman01's Avatar
    Thanks! I've never heard of Swappa so I'll check it out. For now tho, I've gone back to my HTC 8x. Ugh.
    03-26-2015 11:03 PM
  9. jchapman01's Avatar
    Thanks for this video. From what I can tell it doesn't seem that hard. Tho, it's definitely much more compact than my old Blackberry 8310!
    03-26-2015 11:21 PM
  10. aleunge's Avatar
    Be careful of third party "OEM" replacements though as they tend to leak light where the glass edge meets the rubber surround. I've replaced a few of these and that is very common regardless how "original" or grade A the seller says the part is (the glass surface also doesn't feel as smooth and some showed bright spots). Best way is to buy a parts device and savage the glass/screen/frame assembly... Which also provides you with a second vibration motor since vibration is known to stop functioning after some screen replacements (I haven't myself fortunately but search the forum and lots have)
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    03-30-2015 02:49 AM
  11. jchapman01's Avatar
    Be careful of third party "OEM" replacements though as they tend to leak light where the glass edge meets the rubber surround. I've replaced a few of these and that is very common regardless how "original" or grade A the seller says the part is (the glass surface also doesn't feel as smooth and some showed bright spots). Best way is to buy a parts device and savage the glass/screen/frame assembly... Which also provides you with a second vibration motor since vibration is known to stop functioning after some screen replacements (I haven't myself fortunately but search the forum and lots have)
    Thanks for this tip! I'll be on the lookout for parts devices.
    04-03-2015 12:51 AM

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