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  1. MaxPower

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    Since my original thread was deemed inappropriate due to someone (NOT ME!!) mentioning "fraud".

    I don't see why that warrants the mods closing my thread were I never once suggested "fraud".

    Now back to my problem that I need help with (I'm pretty sure that's the principle purpose of this forum).

    I'm leaning towards replacing the broken screen myself. Kinda sounds fun. A real bonding experience with my EVO. :D

    But I'm confused about what parts I would need.:thinking:

    As far as I can tell the glass is all that needs replacing. The digital screen is still working in perfect condition. The glass screen however is SHATTERED!! (I can't believe how badly broken it really is...be CAREFUL!).

    Does anyone know of any links or tutorials that could help me work through this process?

    All help is appreciated, but please don't even suggest anything that might be construed as "fraud", or else I will lose my thread again.:rolleyes:
     

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    This site offers a walk through of the tear down steps for the EVO
     
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    Here is a video on taking it apart.
     
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    Take it in to a Sprint repair center and see how much they want to fix it. Let us know what they say.

    On a side note, for future reference, don't carry your phone in your back pocket.
     
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    I still can't figure out whether I need the digitizer plus screen or just the digitizer....or what?

    Seems like this would be an interesting issue for any EVO owner.

    Trust me, this EVO screen (as gorgeous as it is) is VERY fragile when dropped.:rolleyes:

    Anybody??
     
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    I knew i had seen that before, I couldnt find it when i was looking for it earlier. It's a good find and should really help out in the replacement, as far as what parts you need, I imagine you will have to take it apart and see what's damaged.
     
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    Is it morbid at all that I look in broken screen posts for pics? :( No srsly though, maybe I just wanna know what im in for given I drop it, or, sit on it! One day.... pics if you got em! <3

    *GL on fixing it if you go that route, I looked at the link dosent look too bad.
     
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    New screen due in tomorrow. $65 off eBay.

    Good as new...
     

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    @MaxPower: Sorry to hear about your phone and getting your old thread locked down.

    You actually have four options:

    1) Pay the $100 and use your insurance. That's probably the best option for you in this case. It'll keep your warranty in tact (which options 3 & 4 won't), it's safe, and it's one of the cheapest ways to go.

    For those that don't have insurance, here's some additional options:

    2) You can call HTC directly and have them fix it for you. They charge $140 and it takes 2 1/2 weeks. Yeah, that's kind of pricey and a long time to wait but it is another option. Like option 1, this is a safe option and you'll get to keep your phone's warranty if you go this route.

    3) As mentioned earlier in this thread, you can buy the screen on Ebay for about $65 and fix it yourself. Just go to Ebay and do a search for "HTC Evo Digitizer" and you'll find lots of options. My recommendation is GadgetFix. They're usually inexpensive and located in the US. My business uses them frequently for 1 off things that we purchase on Ebay and they've been great.

    This is the least expensive option but also the riskiest. In particular, it's not terribly difficult to break the LCD while trying to get out the glass (that'll cost you another $80 on Ebay). You'll notice in that video referenced above he says when prying off the glass, "You might want to use a heat gun...we've already disassembled this to make it easier." I've done this repair for people and I can tell you that it is NOT easy to get that glass off. It's adhesived on very well. You will definitely want to use a hair dryer or heat gun to loosen it up. Be careful not to get it too hot or you'll wreck the LCD.
     
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