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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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Re: Broken Screen Life Drive

You can get a repair kit here: 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

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