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I need a screen replaced

Can you replace a damagedĀ  screen?

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Re: I need a screen replaced

I cracked my screen too. The screen CAN NOT be replaced. It is hard soldered to the main board with about 35 micro solderpoints. If the screen is toast the player is toast. Sorry.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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Avsense in freemont ca can do it for less than 60 bucks go to there site and pick the repair pay by c/c and its done !!!!! they are very good

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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If it is a first gen machine you HAVE to replace the front screen which I wouldnt do yourself as you are likely to damage the small ribbons holding the main boards together. So, you are better off taking it to a professional.
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White screen on my ipod 2gb nano


there are a few possible reasons for this

1. the lcd screen is damaged.
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2. the board or the cable between the lcd is broken or damaged.
the lcd screen would need to be replaced or the flex cable, but that might be difficult.

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3. the ipod is frozen.
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Broken Sansa e260 screen needs fixin

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Hello gcbiker,

I'm sorry to hear that there is a problem with the screen of your Insignia® MP3 player. Without having a technican actually look at the unit to determine what repairs are needed, I cannot provide you with an estimate for the repairs. However, my guess is that even if the unit is repairable it may make more economic sense to just replace the unit with a new MP3 player.

The high cost of repairs combined with the affordability of newer MP3 players really makes repair a less desirable solution if there is any substantial damage to the player.

If you do decide you want to pursue repairs on the unit, any Best Buy™ store would be able to assist you in getting the unit sent to a repair center for an estimate. You would need to pay an up front fee to get the diagnosis performed but if you do decide to go through with the repairs the cost of the diagnosis fee would be applied to the repair.

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