Replacing cracked screen....General


  1. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member

    So... I finally managed to spider web the screen on my Commando. They have new ones on Ebay for around $20. Here is the problem though, there are two different screens you can get. One as a side connector, and the other has a top connector. How do you know which one to get? Did this change at a certain point? Also, where would I get a tri wing bit to fit the screws on the Commando? Any tips and/or help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you guys sure are a great help.
  3. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    I googled three prong screw driver and found one. As far as the side or top connector.... I have no clue, I'd buy both :) or take apart the phone, then find out
  4. Spike G

    Spike G Well-Known Member

    its called a triwing screwdriver, aside from that, i woudnt know
  5. tsp_2177

    tsp_2177 Well-Known Member

    People sure can have some attitude sometimes. The commando forum isn't the most popular and can be slow sometimes. No need to be rude just because you don't get an answer right away. Most people I bet wont have a broken screen and wouldn't know because there is no need for us to take our phone apart yet.
  6. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member


    First off, I posted this thread a week ago. Second, I have been on this forum long enough to know that there is no love for the Commando. No big deal. And finally, if these guys and gals around the boards cannot take a little sarcasm they would have said as much. So go put on your big girl panties and take a nap or whatever.
  7. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    Honestly I'd say go get a new phone. It'll save you the heart ache lol
  8. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member

    I am ordering a screen from ebay. They even sell the tri wing drivers. Hopefully I do not fudge it up. Whenever I get the screen and tools, I WILL take pictures of the entire process and post a tutorial for future users.
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  9. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    That would've been useful to me 5 months ago! Lol

    Well I'm going to flash a different jelly bean ROM. And try a different kernel. My galaxy nexus is so cool....
  10. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I get frustrated sometimes with this phone. Especially when I grab the Razr Maxx I bought for my wife. I rooted and debloated her phone right after ICS pushed. I have seen her go nearly three days without charging.......
  11. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    Well I had to get it replaced twice under warranty for not being able to receive ota updates and whatnot. The last one, I bought used from eBay, had the random reboot problem. All of them seemed to have the problem of not being able to turn on when someone was calling, screen would stay dark, couldn't answer the call. Battery life was great with the Mugen battery. I was really trying hard to like the commando, but then when they pushed the unrootable update, it was over for me. That closed the door for any more advancements on the device, and all they did was push more bloat, not fix any bugs.
  12. starshan3

    starshan3 New Member

    Has anyone replaced their screen/digitizer yet? Debating on buying the digitizer and trying to replace or paying the deductible for insurance. Any help is appreciated!
  13. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Well-Known Member

    Can you wait? I have a friend with a cracked screen. Give me a week to get a new one and I will operate on it.
  14. dodgef25

    dodgef25 Well-Known Member

    Please do. I got a small crack and the way I treat this screen I need it in top shape. Do lots of pictures. Thanks.
  15. live2pedal

    live2pedal Member

    Ok I have done it I apologize I didn't take pictures, but I am open to helping answering any questions.
  16. dodgef25

    dodgef25 Well-Known Member

    List the basic process.
  17. ColtsWalker

    ColtsWalker Well-Known Member


    You could not be more wrong. The screen on the Commando breaks VERY easily. I barely dropped mine and the screen is shattered. Touch still works.

    Most people that have owned this phone for any length of time, and do any sort of work like construction, will find their screen breaks easily.

    I agree with the original poster.

    The Casio Commando is a MAJOR LEMON and is not a tough phone at all. RIP OFF!
  18. ColtsWalker

    ColtsWalker Well-Known Member


    Well hey there Mr Richy Rich, can you send me the money for a new phone? Without waiting another year and a half for the upgrade, it is several hundred dollars. Guess you must be doing a lot better under this economy than the rest of us.
  19. ColtsWalker

    ColtsWalker Well-Known Member

    Did you ever get your screen working? Ive managed to crack my screen all to .... however, the phone does still work, and the touch works. It looks cracked all over though. I would like to buy and replace my screen too if it is possible and not too complicated. I would love to see how you did it. Thanks.
  20. tsp_2177

    tsp_2177 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I guess I just read it wrong. Real hard to tell peoples moods over text lol but I completely agree with you on it being a lemon. mine got to where no matter how many times you would do a factory reset it would still glitch. So my wife used her upgrade and got the new phone (bleh) and I got her DROID 3. Which is kind of a lemon. But at least it has root and roms so that I can at least do something about it lol. Heck I even have jelly bean on this thing. Just no camera, but it takes like 30 seconds now to switch roms with SS3 so that's not even a problem anymore.
  21. jfever311

    jfever311 Well-Known Member


    I ended up breaking it even worse. Hopefully this new version of a the Commando coming out will be a vast improvement.
  22. madman224

    madman224 New Member

    Was it a basic repair? Any special precautions I should take note of?
  23. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Well-Known Member

    Haven't forgotten about you guys. Just waiting on the parts to come in
  24. jazzkat

    jazzkat New Member

    I will be interested to see how you do with this. My phone is in pieces on my dining room table (figure 1). I would go ahead and buy the screen to do this and wrap it up, EXCEPT for one thing... when I was taking apart the phone, two weird shaped metal pieces (figure 2) just fell out from inside. I don't know where they go because I never saw them in their proper place to begin with. I don't want to spend the money on a screen, spend two more hours putting it together, and have it not work.

    Ok, I guess it doesn't like me uploading photos because I haven't posted enough yet...
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  25. Brymoore12345

    Brymoore12345 New Member

    I am currently in the same process as you are and in the same stage as you. Just like you , two tiny little silver pieces of metal fell out when I separated the the motherboard and screen from the outer shell. Plus a tiny little square black peice of plastic??? I'm in the process of trying to figure out where the heck they go!:mad:
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