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IQueM5 - Screen issue/question

I dropped my iQueM5 onto the concrete road and the screen display seems to have got screwed up! LCD is fine. In the display, I see some lines slightly above the bottom right corner. Few resets have not changed anything! I did search some forums and saw some notes about LCD and Digitizers (not aware what that is). Worst part - my warranty is over! Saw that Service for an out-of-warranty iQueM5 is $175 (unbelievably expensive)...I just cannot afford that! Is it possible to find the broken part and fix it myself (or at a local service shop)? Please advice me of any way to get this fixed for a reasonable cost! Thanks in advance!

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Re: iQueM5 - Screen issue/question

First of all check out this manauls perehps you can Find a soultion there 2nd, if you can post a Photo of the monitor and the lines that you speak about perehps somone will understand it better 3rd, Can't you see anything in the monitor?

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