| | 02-23-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Author #5
The screen replacement was extremely easy to do, especially using the tutorial videos on youtube. The only thing I had a problem with was finding a T-6 screwdriver. I finally found a set of "precision" bits and a driver on amazon that I ordered as I wanted something that would hopefully last longer than just the one repair. It's a great little kit for the price. Here's a link: "precision" screwdriver set
I did order from wireless parts Inc, and the experience was just okay. I placed the order on the 10th, and it didn't get here until the 21st, as in Monday. I'm also uncertain as to whether it is new. I am not sure how one would tell the difference between a new one and a takeoff, but the one I received had just enough sticky residue on the back to grab dust, but not enough to hold it in place when putting the phone back together. I assumed that a new screen would have some sort of peel off backing that would be removed from the double sided tape, this seems almost like double sided tape that had a solvent taken to it, but I could be wrong. Either way, the new screen works great, doesn't have any dead pixels, and most importantly it was very easy to do. Aside from the T6 I utilized a phone tool kit that you can get on ebay for a couple of dollars and it was a snap. Don't hesitate to DIY if you have a screen issue. BTW if anyone has any input about the screen being new or a take off it would be appreciated, as I would like to know if there is a visible difference.
Also, here is a link to the youtube vid I found most helpful.