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Topic # 21494 28-Apr-2008 21:34
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My daughter(!) broke the screen on a P910i. Well I think it's the digitizer since while it is cracked and it won't respond to any touch commands, the screen still displays text and images and you can use the wheel to select options. Anybody know of a place that repairs these things and/or a reliable source for a new digitizer and perhaps I can do the repair myself?

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  Reply # 126912 28-Apr-2008 22:10
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I've replaced screens in a few phones before and pulled a 910i to bits. Ebay would be the cheapest source for the part(s) you need. If you are confident with a screwdriver you should be able to fix it yourself. If you do a google search you should be able to find step by step instructions.

Here is a link for a new digitizer, shouldn't cost more than $15 inc postage.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LCD-Touch-Screen-Digitizer-T6-For-P900-P910-P910i_W0QQitemZ170213690464QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL0804260914a18961

Here are some instructions on screen replacement:

http://globaljuggler.net/blog/2006/01/08/how-to-exchange-the-display-on-a-sonyericsson-p900-p910i/



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  Reply # 126916 28-Apr-2008 22:22
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Thanks. Now how do you know that it's just the digitizer that's broken, not the screen?




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  Reply # 126918 28-Apr-2008 22:25
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Not sure on that one but you should be able to pick up a complete lcd/digitizer and replace the whole lot. I think it would be easier doing this than trying to just replace the digitizer.



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  Reply # 126965 29-Apr-2008 08:12
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marmel: Not sure on that one but you should be able to pick up a complete lcd/digitizer and replace the whole lot. I think it would be easier doing this than trying to just replace the digitizer.


Well the link you gave me is for the digitizer only, not the screen. That's why it's so cheap I guess. In pulling those phones apart have you seen how easy or not it is to just replace the digitizer?




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  Reply # 126966 29-Apr-2008 08:21
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it's been a few years since I pulled one apart and I haven't replaced just the digitizer. LCD's are available from ebay as well shipped to NZ for about $70NZ.



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  Reply # 127311 30-Apr-2008 14:54
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Looks like it's easier to replace the entire unit rather than try to prise the digitizer away from the screen. Best deal I have seen is about NZ$86 including shipping and the instructions don't look too bad.

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  Reply # 127333 30-Apr-2008 16:38
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Yeah I suspected this may be the case. As long as you take your time you should be fine. It also helps to have a bit of compressed air or similar to blow the dust away before you put the phone back together or after a couple of days you will end up with those annoying dust particles behind the screen.



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  Reply # 131129 15-May-2008 22:02
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Got the replacement screen from ebay ($81 including shipping). Came with all tools required. Slightly fiddly but managed to replace both the screen and digitizer and it works fine (no dust apparent). I suspect a major saving over getting it repaired locally




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