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  1. PWF

    PWF Member


    I'm not new to the forums (been reading them for about a year, maybe more) but have recently signed up as I have a problem!

    Basically I fell off my bike straight onto my Nexus S (I9020), not good! The screen is shattered and the LCD has stopped working, the phone still turns on, however there is no display and the touch screen doesn't seem to work, as the hardware buttons don't respond.

    Anyway, I looked into a couple of options for repairing it, and I decided on sending the phone in to be repaired at the shop I bought it from so that I didn't void my warranty. However, they have returned the phone stating that it is beyond economical repair (more expensive to fix than it would be to replace as a whole.)

    So my next option is to repair the phone myself, buying a new LCD screen and digitizer and fitting it. I just wanted to know whether anybody has done this before and has any pointers? Also, I want to make sure I buy the right screen replacement (AMOLED and not S-LCD) and am unsure whether all I9020s are AMOLED or not?


  2. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

    The I0920 are super amoled, I have no advice on how to fit them though,as I've never done it but good luck.:)
  3. PWF

    PWF Member

    So that would mean that surely if I buy a replacement I9020 screen it will be S-AMOLED?
  4. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

    Best to check with the seller you're buying from,there was a shortage of
    Amoled screens a while back,not sure weather it's still the case.;)
  5. RavenFox

    RavenFox VIP Member VIP Member

    Does this seller have a website? My sister's Nexus also has a cracked screen but it is functional.
  6. PWF

    PWF Member

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  7. jstarnet

    jstarnet New Member

    Any success on the repair? I just cracked my screen the other day & I'm very interested to hear how the fix went for you. I've taken a look at the ifixit.com teardown and it looks pretty straight forward till you get to the heat gun...
    That part concerns me. Do you mind posting your findings?
  8. andybjackson

    andybjackson New Member

    Have had same problem twice. Tried fixing it myself, only to learn that screen and LCD are a fused unit, so the part I bought was useless.

    Then found that Carphone Warehouse in the UK do the repair for a shade over
  9. PWF

    PWF Member


    Sorry for the delay in replying, just got back from my holiday. I ended up buying the part off ebay (for a lot cheaper I might add,
  10. PWF

    PWF Member

  11. jstarnet

    jstarnet New Member

    Are you saying the I9020 Assembly LCD Display Touch that you linked to from focalpoint.com isn't the same part that you got off of ebay? Do you have a link to the part you bought?
    I pulled up the tear down from ifixit.com and they talk about having to use a heat gun to remove the display. How did your experience relate to that?
  12. PWF

    PWF Member

    Hi -

    This is the exact item I bought. Basically it had the front assembley attached (the plastic bit) so you can skip the heat gun part.

    So the back will look like this instead of this

    Hope this helps!

  13. panterazzo

    panterazzo New Member

  14. funkyblue

    funkyblue New Member

    I have a i9023 SLCD version I dropped. Glass is cracked but LCD fine. What do I need to purchase to fix? Thanks :)
  15. PWF

    PWF Member

    Ideally yes, but a hair-dryer might also work.

    I'm pretty sure you'd still have to buy the LCD, Digitizer, Glass assembly as I've only seen it sold as a complete unit and not separately i.e. just the glass front and/or digitizer.

    Also you need to make sure you buy the i9023 model as I'm sure I read somewhere the screens aren't compatible with other models. Good news though as i9023 screens seem to be cheaper than the i9020 ones!

    Hope this helps!
  16. have you problems solved yet?
  17. basantkumar83

    basantkumar83 New Member

    I too broke my samsung I9023 screen, I contacted samsung, but they don't have their own service center rather they gave me address for authorized services center (third party), so I am confused whether i should go their or not?

    Please help me.

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