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  1. I recently dropped my phone samsung intercept and cracked the screen or digitizer i think its called....i was wondering how i could replace it myself or if phone would still work without it....thanks in advance

  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

    The phone will probably function with cracked screen, unless the digitizer below it gets damaged. I don't have experience with opening the Intercept, but I do with the almost identical Moment. Taking the unit apart is time consiumming because you have to also remove the keyboard. Here's the guide I used. The first time I did it, it was butter.......

    Unfortunately, the digitizer I put in had an alignment issue. I received a replacement and swapped it again. The second digitizer was completely dead. The seller realized that he had a bad batch and gave me a refund. the third digitizer bought from another seller for $10 more worked fine. BUT, in replacing the screens and troubleshooting the failed digitizers, I took the phone apart and put it together more than a dozen times. Several connections got wonky, particularly the little coax cable for the antenna that jumps the battery compartment. It was a huge pain in my butt!

    As you can see, if the first $27 digitizer had been OK, my experience would have been positive and I would be encouraging you to attempt the repair. OTH, 3 digitizers and ~3 frustrating weeks later, my experience was about as far from good as it could get. At least I did get the phone together and working in time to sell it at a reduced price on ebay! Good Luck!!!
  3. interceptowner

    interceptowner New Member

    I recently replaced my digitizer and now my touch screen is purple and red and only part of the touch screen works..
    Does anyone have any similar problems after replacing their digitizer?
  4. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

    Check the digitizers connection to the motherboard, it might be loose or only partially connected.
  5. r4auto

    r4auto New Member

    How do you tell if it is the digitizer or lcd?

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