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  1. wvanellis's Avatar
    Have no idea how I did this, but my screen if cracked. A small crack in the corner, but nontheless, its ugly!

    Does anyone know if the screen is replaceable?
    02-26-2013 05:17 PM
  2. WP8Expert's Avatar
    I bought the glass screen off eBay and tried to replace my ATIV S cracked screen with it and it did not work.

    The the glass screen is bonded onto LED Screen.

    You'd be better off replacing the whole assembly than trying to replace the screen your self.
    Nothing is impossible. I separated the glass from the AMOLED without breaking it. You need heat to do this.

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    Those white things are glue still stuck to the screen. Need to clean it up later
  3. voluptuary xda's Avatar
    if you mean just replacing the glass and not the display itself... then no it isn't possible you have to replace the whole assembly.
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    02-26-2013 06:36 PM
  4. wvanellis's Avatar
    Is "the assembly" the "guts" of the phone? Would it be worth it to replace the assembly?
    03-08-2013 06:34 PM
  5. voluptuary xda's Avatar
    The parts that make up the AMOLED display are bonded together (glass/LED/touch sensor) so by assembly that's what I meant. The 'guts' like battery, cpu, mainboard, can all be left alone. But on places like ebay you will see people selling just the glass really cheap for AMOLED displays but they are useless because there is no way to replace just the glass without destroying the rest of the display. You will have to spend more and replace the whole display assembly. This is where it's up to you as to if it is worth it, I would guess it would cost $100-200 for the display.
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    03-08-2013 08:47 PM
  6. wvanellis's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the info! I bought it for $699, so paying $200 to fix it would be better than buying a new unlocked phone. If I were to search on eBay, what would I be looking to buy? Is this a fix a non-specialist can do?
    03-09-2013 05:32 PM
  7. Cj Edwards's Avatar
    The parts that make up the AMOLED display are bonded together (glass/LED/touch sensor) so by assembly that's what I meant. The 'guts' like battery, cpu, mainboard, can all be left alone. But on places like ebay you will see people selling just the glass really cheap for AMOLED displays but they are useless because there is no way to replace just the glass without destroying the rest of the display. You will have to spend more and replace the whole display assembly. This is where it's up to you as to if it is worth it, I would guess it would cost $100-200 for the display.
    This is 100% false.

    You can remove the glass from the phone with a blowdryer, some effort and a light touch. The problem is finding the glass! I am using a thin plexiglass from a ATIV S Dummy phone until I find a glass replacement.
    08-09-2013 08:21 PM
  8. Cj Edwards's Avatar
    Found the glass from a few vendors on Ebay now, whew! :)
    08-09-2013 09:20 PM
  9. mrwinkle13's Avatar
    Do you know of any youtube vids showing how to replace just the glass? I have a samsung focus s i'm thinking of fixing and selling to go towards the purchase of my ativ s?
    This is 100% false.

    You can remove the glass from the phone with a blowdryer, some effort and a light touch. The problem is finding the glass! I am using a thin plexiglass from a ATIV S Dummy phone until I find a glass replacement.
    08-09-2013 09:42 PM
  10. juanch8's Avatar
    CJ, I am assuming you broke the glass on your ativ as well. Can you direct to a video that could show me how to remove the glass? Or, if you are kind enough to post some pictures on how to do this.

    Thanks
    08-09-2013 09:56 PM
  11. rotkod's Avatar
    It is pointless to give 140€, when a new phone costs 200€.
    Unlocked...

    Samsung Ativ S - Preisvergleich und Tests - PriceRunner Deutschland

    08-10-2013 01:14 PM
  12. juanch8's Avatar
    Thanks. I am thinking the glass alone can be replaced, like the galaxy line.
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    08-11-2013 09:59 AM
  13. cwott2929's Avatar
    I bought my glass on ebay, and am planning to replace it soon. Just came in the mail actually, so I will reply back to let you know how it went.
    08-17-2013 06:05 AM
  14. Villain's Avatar
    anyone know a real way to remove light scratched from the screen? and if it has a coating over the screen? had a couple scratches on my 8X and buffed them out with displex but made a mess and worn away the crappy coating
    08-17-2013 07:46 AM
  15. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    anyone know a real way to remove light scratched from the screen? and if it has a coating over the screen? had a couple scratches on my 8X and buffed them out with displex but made a mess and worn away the crappy coating
    Well that was silly. Those light scratches aren't even on the glass it's the oleophobic coating that you made a mess of. I don't think you can do anything about it now.
    08-17-2013 02:15 PM
  16. Villain's Avatar
    Well that was silly. Those light scratches aren't even on the glass it's the oleophobic coating that you made a mess of. I don't think you can do anything about it now.
    I don't even know what your replying to... I said I have an 8X and buffed out the scratches but it worn away the coating BUT I didn't ask about anything in regards to my 8X.


    I'm asking about the ATIV S... I have a few light scratches but not sure if the ATIV S has a coating over it like the 8X
    08-24-2013 03:53 AM
  17. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    I don't even know what your replying to... I said I have an 8X and buffed out the scratches but it worn away the coating BUT I didn't ask about anything in regards to my 8X.


    I'm asking about the ATIV S... I have a few light scratches but not sure if the ATIV S has a coating over it like the 8X
    I'm not sure what you aren't sure about... but anyway...

    Yes the Ativ S has an Oleophobic coating too and any light scratches that you can't feel with a fingernail are in the oleophobic coating and not in the glass itself.

    You can't buff out scratches without ruining the coating.
    08-24-2013 01:09 PM
  18. Thodoris 88's Avatar
    any news anyone who replace only the glass ?? please help
    09-07-2013 06:33 PM
  19. juancrisibarra's Avatar
    I bought the glass screen off eBay and tried to replace my ATIV S cracked screen with it and it did not work.

    The the glass screen is bonded onto LED Screen.

    You'd be better off replacing the whole assembly than trying to replace the screen your self.
    10-07-2013 06:13 PM
  20. WP8Expert's Avatar
    I bought the glass screen off eBay and tried to replace my ATIV S cracked screen with it and it did not work.

    The the glass screen is bonded onto LED Screen.

    You'd be better off replacing the whole assembly than trying to replace the screen your self.
    Nothing is impossible. I separated the glass from the AMOLED without breaking it. You need heat to do this.

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    Those white things are glue still stuck to the screen. Need to clean it up later
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    11-15-2013 02:04 AM
  21. jomarr's Avatar
    Nothing is impossible. I separated the glass from the AMOLED without breaking it. You need heat to do this.

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    Those white things are glue still stuck to the screen. Need to clean it up later


    You sir are awesome
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    11-18-2013 06:50 AM
  22. WP8Expert's Avatar
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    Bought a new home flex cable and installed it already. Bought a new outer glass and adhesive. Glass has arrived but adhesive hasnt arrived yet. So far its going well
    11-26-2013 05:44 AM
  23. Jvmlove's Avatar
    Hello WP8Expert,

    Why do you buy a new home flex cable?
    I have fixed also my glass after breaking it. I have bought a new glass on Aliexpress.com
    01-30-2014 02:29 AM
  24. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Hello WP8Expert,

    Why do you buy a new home flex cable?
    I have fixed also my glass after breaking it. I have bought a new glass on Aliexpress.com
    I broke the cable by accident
    01-30-2014 03:47 AM
  25. Paulo Da Silva's Avatar
    to exchange the glass, did the same procedure as S3 or S4? needed the glue gel on the lcd?
    07-31-2014 11:46 AM
  26. WP8Expert's Avatar
    you could do that as well. but you most likely should use a LOCA (Liquid Optically-Clear Adhesive). As the frame adhesive is not available anymore.

    Unfortunately my AMOLED cracked on my phone, so I needa replace the whole assembly
    08-07-2014 07:57 AM
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