Long story shot, some dumbass kid busted my screen at work. I wish I knew which little did it, but unfortunatly I was outside working when it was busted. The LCD screen works fine, touch controls are fine, but the glass is busted.
Will I have to replace the whole LCD screen or can I just replace the glass? Most likely I'll have the repair done through Crackberry Services, but I am wholly open to suggestions. I can do the work myself if it saves me a decent amount of money.
FYI I bought the phone through AT&T in nov/dec 2011 and there is no insurance on it (AT&T's insurance is a joke)
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05-12-2012, 03:52 PM #2
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never done it myself but have seen this posted before.
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05-12-2012, 03:52 PM #3
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For what I have seen on videos, and by my own experience on taking apart this phone, the digitizer (glass) it’s tricky to detach it from the screen. You can always buy the digitizer and the screen together, on one piece, but it is expensive…
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05-12-2012, 03:56 PM #4
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And what is more important, I have no idea, haven’t seen it on videos, how to attach the digitizer and the screen back together.
Because between them there is some kind of glue seal or something, which prevents dust getting under the glass. Mine got dust under the glass due to bad sealing on a very cold (low pressure) night. I ended up using compressed air to get rid of the dust, because I was afraid of taking apart this two pieces.
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05-12-2012, 04:06 PM #5
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I replaced mine myself, it's easy, go on YouTube for instructions. I bought the LCD and digitizer together as an assembly from China on ebay, $72.00 shipping included. If go go with just the digitizer it will be more difficult, you will have to use a hair dryer to soften the glue to separate the digitizer from the LCD assembly. If you do the digitizer/LCD assembly method, make sure you transfer the earpiece speaker from the old to the new assembly.
- 05-12-2012, 05:09 PM #6
This is why I always carry insurance. With the full price of a new device today what I pay for insurance and the deductible its worth every penny. I have swapped out 5 9930,s in the last year for one issue or another and I like the peace of mind the insurance gives me.
I use my phone for business so I need my device to be working most of the time I can't be without my smart phone too long.
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05-13-2012, 08:04 AM #9
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If you are handy and have the right tools it isn't that hard. You heat up the glass a bit to soften the adhesive and pry it gently off. I did mine knowing that if I hosed the LCD I could still get a combined screen and digitizer local to me in order to get back up and running. Only thing I would change, and I may take it apart again, is to put a thin coating of silicone sealer where the old adhesive was on the LCD side as it has allowed dust to get in. The digitizer does not have new adhesive on it so the seal is not as good as the original assembled parts.
- 05-13-2012, 10:18 PM #10
I was in your shoes, not so long ago. I cracked the digitizer. I ordered a new one from China on Ebay. That didn't work, so I got a refund and ordered another one. The 2nd time it worked, but the screen would go blank once in a while. Installation is easy and straightforward.
But, it's a pain in the arse when you're cutting the double sided tape and applying it to the LCD and keeping the screens clean @ the same time.
So, I bit the bullet and ordered a complete digitizer/LCD. Save the hassle and order the complete set.
(also buy from USA sellers on Ebay, not from China because the shipping takes forever!)
- 05-13-2012, 11:16 PM #11
When replacing those cracked digitizer, my main concern would be the annoying trolling dusts lol.
And it takes some precision and time or you can get the preattached digitizer and lcd.
Saves some time and trouble but somewhat a little bit more expensive.
- 05-13-2012, 11:28 PM #12
Funny way I keep dust and hair from getting under my screen protectors.
Do everything in the bathroom. Run the shower on hot to put steam in the air. The weight of the steam brings the particles down out of the air and onto the counter surfaces.
Works great for screen protectors but may be a PITA for spending a long time replacing a screen. Lol
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- 05-13-2012, 11:36 PM #13
Yep! I'm going to shower in a hour or so and i might replace my old screen protector.
Most of the time if someone showered i sneak in after and take my time lmao.
But no volunteers right now, but yeah i was about to shower hahha.
Haha yeah would be def a pita to replace the digitizer on the lcd which could be very frustrating lmao.
Yeah, screw that mess. I'm going to order the assembly. and replace it all. I have one concern though.
I've found 2 part numbers. 001/111 and 002/111. What is the differance?
This is the part I have ready to order. US Blackberry Bold 9900 LCD Display Screen Assembly with Touch Digitizer 002/111 | eBay
- 05-14-2012, 12:12 PM #16
You need to match the old lcd's part number with the one you are going to order.
If have the wrong lcd with the wrong part number it would not work.
So double check part number before you are going to order it.
Finally found one. Got my phone apart. Far easier than taking apart my old Bold 9000 or my Torch 9800.
Part is ordered and being overnighted. ~$88 cost for the assembly and shipping. I'm quite happy. Thanks for the advice guys. I'll attach a pic of the damage to the OP.
- 05-14-2012, 05:39 PM #19
Be very weary of the ribbon cables (be careful not to pull the ribbons right off the mobo i.e keyboard ribbon, bezel ribbon and LCD ribbon cables) and do not over tighten the T5 Screws, for they strip very easily!
Here's the video I used for guidance:
And here's a link that The Home Depot sells Torx bits: