So anyway, I've stripped my phone down to its individual bits and got the
new screen and digitiser ready to replace the old shattered one, and
right at the start I have a query. It's recommended to use 1mm wide
double-sided tape to secure the inner and outer screens to each other and
the substrate beneath, but this is extremely fiddly and there's not
really any chance to reposition accurately once tack has taken hold (and
accurate placement is critical!!). Has anyone had to do this and is there
a viable alternative to tape?
Well it's a better idea than anything I've come up with! The problem
would be how to apply it, though. You're talking a max. 1mm bead of the
stuff (worse yet - half-mil allowing for squish during reassembly) so
ideally one would need a hypodermic syringe to lay it down - and I think
the viscosity would make that impossible?
Slightly OT, but I have just managed to replace a 10year old Sanyo
phone power/data connector with a mini usb socket for charging. Don't
need data as it has bluetooth. I initially tried with a micro usb
socket, but found it too frail when installed. I think using micro usb
for charging is a very dubious exercise and I understand some units are
failing within the first year..
I replaced the screen on a Samsung Mini earlier this year. The
removal/replacement instructions for that were - use hairdryer to warm
screen, and push gently out of the plastic frame. I did this, and found
that were was enough sticky left on the frame to fit the new screen without
any further adhesive. The mini is all in layers, and once put back together
all the components are held tightly anyway. You may find yours is the same -
how sticky is the frame now you have it in bits?
On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:43:55 +0000, Charles F wrote:
Never occurred to me, to be honest, Charles. I'm afraid I scraped all the
old tape off as per all the tutorials I'd seen on youtube!
Do you remember the connector for the digitiser/screen? This is a narrow
6 pin thin film cable that connects together these two components
together. It's the first connection you have to make on reassembly. I
can't see how the film's contact area is secured to its corresponding
interface! Is it simply the case that it relies on pressure from behind
to hold it in place? There's a sticky pad as well to assist, but that's
half an inch away behind the digitizer chip. Your construction sounds
exactly like mine, so I'm guessing that when the layers are reassembled,
the film connector will have sufficient pressure behind it to hold it in
position? There's a couple of good hi-res shots of the connector in
question about half way down this page here (you'll have to paste the
whole 3 lines into the url window most probably 'cos the hyphens may
confuse things otherwise). You can see the connector I refer to towards
the bottom left of the chip in the first large picture. Hopefully it will
jog your memory:
On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:52:11 +0000, Cursitor Doom wrote:
Scrub that! Sussed it. There's a tiny slim slot it slides into, almost
invisible to the naked eye. Thank god for stereoscopes! Panic over (for
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