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  1. jp01

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    HI, im trying to replace the digitizer screen on my lg esteem and looking for any video to show me how to do it. Any help please....
     

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    Very easy to do. A torx set and some common sense.

    Good luck
     
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    once you have the phone tore down and have the front half with the main board out, a lil heat helps loosen the glue, a heat gun is the preferred tool, but I used a oven ;). There are a couple small holes that you can use a tootpick or anything small enough to fit thru the holes to push on the glass. Once the glass pops loose just use a toothpick etc to run around the edges of the glass, be careful not to cut/break the ribbon cables. Yea, yea I know its busted already, but its good a practice ;)

    When putting your new digitizer in make sure its clean so no dust, fingerprints etc are on it or they will show. I used contact cement to reglue mine, model glue or super glue is a bad idea to use as it will leave a residue they will look like shyt,

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    Thanks for the help the video is really clear.....i just finished and came out nice but the digitizer does not work properly, i guess maybe because my phone is from metro and i put the digitizer that said verizon is made for the lg revolution or is broken, even the buttom in the bottom are not working. Talking clear right now i dont have phone if you guys have any idea what is happen now, please help me again.
     
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    If you replaced just the digitizer it should be working correctly.

    The strips that connect to the pcb are very touchy and can be a pain to connect correctly. I would make sure that it is secured and connected good. If so, idk.
     
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    good luck. shouldnt b hard common sense and remember ur steps for when u put it back together. i honestly thought it was impossible to break that screen. dropped it some really painful drops and not even a scratch on it
     
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    shouldnt matter I took one from an esteem n put it in a revo and it works great. Ribbon cable at bottom just powers the soft key lights, one at top it the important one.
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    yea its pose to be gorilla glass wasnt it? At any rate I seen quite a few broken now lol
     
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    Anyone know if these two digitizers are compatible? I busted my esteem and can't find the part.
     
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    Yes.... they are the same i just got one from lg revolution and is working perfect in my phone from metro pcs.
     
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