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Wannabe Geek

#24786 2-Aug-2008 20:51
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Hey, I have just got my dads new HTC Apache. I decided to hard reset it so I could make it all mine, with all the setting I wanted.
But he has dropped the phone and it has put a bit of a dent on the screen, that part is small but un-responsive.

So when i boot it up for the first time, I cant get the screen to align, like I will do it but it wont continue on for the "screen align" thing.

Can someone please suggest how i might be able to fix this, apart from getting a new screen.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Finnaldineo.

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  #153708 2-Aug-2008 22:39
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bit of a problem one as if you have done a complete hardware reboot it will wnat a screen alignment I do not think it is possible to continue without a screen alignment. screen replacement from telecom is $350


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Wannabe Geek

  #153713 2-Aug-2008 23:02
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Yes I did a factory reset. So not a hardware format. But yes the screen alignment is the whole problem. It just goes around in a loop.

Is there nothing I can do to fix it apart from get a new screen?
Cheers Finnaldineo

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  #154628 6-Aug-2008 13:21
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I don't think there's a way to skip the screen alignment.

I would just buy a damaged Apache off of somewhere like Trademe (actually, Telecom retail stores accumulate boxes and boxes of broken phones which you might be able to get cheap or free), and you can use the screen as a replacement. The repair operation is fairly straightforward. :p

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  #154631 6-Aug-2008 13:36
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Actually, there is a way to get past the screen alignment, however it does take a bit of work,

and probably some learning.

effectively you need to modify your boot package, so that you remove the screen alignment from the boot,

this requires a dump, unpack, repack and reflash of your rom (not too hard)

then you can install the application (i forget its name) that allows you to remote to your apache screen from your windows desktop.

from there you run the screen alignment tool, and with a bit of fiddling you can get your screen alignment right.

A good place to start, with learning more about the apache rom is here

and here:

along with that you will also want to have a read around xda developers and look at how to do it, there is plenty of places with instructions on how to modify the boot sequence of applications being loaded,

(xda-developers: )

I know of a few ways, but its really something you should read up on until you are confident enough with how everything works that you figure out the simple way of doing it

as while its simple enough, there is the potential to screw things up, although, not too badly they are reasonably resilient, and not particularly easy to brick.

Another good resource is

The best way is obviously to get a new screen, but the above is another way of doing so.

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Wannabe Geek

  #154693 6-Aug-2008 16:49
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Thanks so much, i'm not much of a computer person, but I could have a go at what you said above. I have a friend who is really good with computers so I can ask him if I do need to.

Cheers Finnaldineo

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