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Broken Screen Life Drive

I was traveling with my Lifedrive and the screen got cracked. I was wondering where I could purchase a replacement screen or how much it would set me back to get it fixed by Palm. Thanks so much M G

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  • Mark Groves May 26, 2006

    Hey yea...its definately my lcd thats cracked, theres no leaking, but the screen top layer is intact and when i turn on the LD only have the screen works and you can see the cracks. Thats a bad thing right? I cant seem to find a LD lcd anywhere.

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You can get a repair kit here:http://www.pocketpctechs.com/main~unit~Palm_LifeDrive-421~area~repairs-Parts+Only~item~PPC-TOOLKIT01.htm or just use the link to learn what tools you'll need. In parts alone it can reach 200$, you'll have to google for it. There's a chance that you only cracked the touch screen, and not the LCD, which changes the picture, and can cut the cost by more than half. I can attach below a picture of a cracked LCD, and another of a damaged touchscreen, so you can see the difference, just note that it's of an Ipaq, so might not be the same as yours. Good luck

Posted on May 25, 2006

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    yoav kleinfeld May 25, 2006

    top is bad lcd, bottom is bad touch screen

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    yoav kleinfeld May 25, 2006

    Sorry, take this link instead of the one above -http://www.pocketpctechs.com/main~unit~P...

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    yoav kleinfeld May 29, 2006

    I don't really understand your description, but if you look at the pictures I attached before, then the top one is an example of a cracked LCD, and yes, its bad(very expensive, if you can even find a replacement). Try looking in ebay for a dead one that has a working screen.

    Anything else is a bit better. If it doesn't look like that, then it's either the touchscreen as in the bottom examples(one for screen off, one for screen on, both damaged touchscreen), or some other component that's connected to the display.

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