I finally got the covers but in the process i snapped in half the paper that joins both the front face and the back. i assume its what makes the screen work. if anyone has any idea what im talking about or can even let me know if this "thing" is replaceable. cheers from oz.
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Re: can this be fixed
If you are talking of the flexible conductor as paper then Yes, this is a replaceable part though it is usually soldered to a phone part in one side (the screen in your case) and have a plug or connector in the other side so you may need the complette screen replacement if the screen conductor is cutted.
If your phone is a slider or flip model and that was the bus between both movible parts then there would be a connector in each board (usually though not sure, may vary) and you can try to find the replacement in any shop.
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The reason your phones touch screen is not working is as a result of either a bad connection from the screen to the main panel of the phone or the sensor board is bad.
First check if your phone is not locked, by pressing the unlock button that is by the side before commencing any of the DIY process below.
Either ways, the solution is for you to either change the screen or just the flexi ribbon that connects the screen to the circuit boar of the phone, but first you have to disassemble the phone to get the parts to replace.
To disassemble the phone is quite easy but requires you to be very careful because the parts are very sensitive. So carefully follow the process below to disassemble the phone.
Remove your back cover, battery, sim, memory card and stylus. Four screws
need to be removed
Run something like a credit card around the join of the back cover to release it from the rest of the phone.
Five ribbon connectors need to be disconnected. Each
one attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever them up to unplug.
With the ribbons disconnected you should be able to pull the circuit
board away. Another connector needs to be detached in
the same way as the others.
Remove the two screws
which hold the antenna in place. The camera is
stuck down with double sided tape and will come away with a little
force. The antenna will also come away with a little force
Run your plastic tool around the join of the front cover and lever
Lever the LCD screen out with
your plastic tool. It should come away easily
You should now have the small LCD screen removed.
Reverse the whole
procedure for reassembly.
Simply replace the screen and it will be in good condition once again or the ribbon that is at the back of the screen.
to get to the screen of your phone, follow the process below:
First remove the battery cover, battery and memory card. Move the
slider down and remove the two screws
you see. Now move the slider up and remove the two screws at the top of the
phone. Run your fingernail along the edge of the join of the front cover to
unclip it. You should now have the front cover removed. The keypad should be
loose as well Flip the keypad part back to access the ribbon which connects the
LCD to the phone. To remove the ribbon, flip back the metal hinge and then simply pull
the screen back and the ribbon will be released. Pull the LCD in the direction shown.
Your phone can work again, all you need to do is to get the flexi cable and fix it back in place.
It is not expensive.
It is about $15.
To fix this, these are the processes to follow;
Get the appropriate screwdriver,
Turn your phone over so the battery
cover is facing you. Remove the battery cover and
Next remove the 2 rubber stoppers and unscrew
Remove the 6 screws,
Next remove the 2 rubber stoppers & screws
above the main screen,
Prise the back part away from the rest
of the phone by running your fingernail between where the two parts meet,
Unclip the ribbon,
After removing the ribbon cable,
carefully lift the metal part that is beneath the phone. Another ribbon will be
attached which should be carefully removed.
Take the circuit board & keypad out and
you'll be left with what's below it.
Next remove the top part of the phone
by pushing the housing in whilst pulling the hinge, which the top part
is attached via, away from the phone. This is the hardest part and
you'll need to bend and manipulate the housing the get the hinge out. Be
firm but be careful so you don't snap the housing.
open the top half of the phone and get to the screen, run your fingernail between where the two parts of the housing meets,
Try to open up the top part by splitting it open with a credit card,
replace the ribbon and,
Reverse the procedure for reassembly and it's finished.
You can't take the faceplate off you have to buy a snap on cover. This makes the phone thicker but if you want a different look that is what you have to do. You can also buy phone stickers and decorate the front and back.
I have had a simular problem with mine and just fixed it. My phone was doing simular things, but it would also sometimes not show the outside display, or half would be upsite down. Also occasionally when I opened the phone I only saw a white screen.
**FIX** There is a small ribbon cable that comes from the top half (w/ the screen) and connects into the circuit board in the bottom half (under battery). It came loose which caused all of my problems. If you clean that connection and put the phone back together it should be good as new.