1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Nooo!!! Cracked Display!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Loco Leeep, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Loco Leeep

    Loco Leeep Member
    Thread Starter

    I cracked the Display on my Captivate!
    Has anyone replaced one yet? I've found several online for sale but none mention coming with instructions or tools. I need to make sure I can do the work before I drop $90 on a new display!

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. jeremytanner

    jeremytanner Well-Known Member

    There are several teardowns out there, but I don't recall any of them getting as far as being able to replace the display. If I remember correctly, it was attached pretty well to the front chassis.
  3. Loco Leeep

    Loco Leeep Member
    Thread Starter

    You know, I expected to find a bunch of teardowns online but I haven't found any. I was also surprised at how few people I've seen saying they cracked their display.
  4. mui

    mui Newbie

    How did it break?

    Looks like a few have successfully replaced it:

    Wife broke the screen. New parts on the way... - Page 2 - xda-developers

    Disassembly pics:

    Captivate Teardown! (Step by Step, LOTS OF PICTURES) - xda-developers

    Good luck!
    Loco Leeep likes this.
  5. Loco Leeep

    Loco Leeep Member
    Thread Starter

    Ugh, I've been so careful with this phone. I'm so bummed by this.
    I've been carrying my phone in my front left pants pocket with nothing else in there. I've always been a holster kind of guy but I've also always been a beaten up phone kind of guy so I made a decision, no holsters with this phone!
    With the change of weather around here, I've been wearing jackets. I've taken to keeping it in the left jacket pocket instead of my pants.
    Well, I was getting in the car the other day and when I shut the car door, the jacket pocket was hanging down beside the seat. It just happend to catch my phone on it's edge between the seat and the door. There was a sickening crunchy sound.
    The bottom right of the glass is shattered (over the search and back soft keys) and theres a pretty long crack up the center of my phone.
    surprisingly, everything still works perfectly. I put a piece of scotch tape over the worst of it so little slivers of glass don't fall off.
    I'm going to give replacing the display a try.
    I'm pretty surprised how affordable it is considering that it's the digitizer, display and glass all rolled into one. The teardown pics I've seen kind of imply there's a pcb attached to the back of it too.
    There's a company near here that's made a pretty good name for themselves replacing iphone displays. I may see how much they want to do it for me.

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

July 2010
Release Date

Share This Page