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    Hi, I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 which had a cracked LCD screen. I purchased a replacement and a spare digitizer (Just in case) and installed it. The LCD works fine but the old digitizer stopped working. I figured I must have broken it taking it out, which is why I got the spare one. However, that doesn't work either. I have checked the ribbon connection, made sure the white lines were aligned properly, even tried un-aligning them, but nothing. I have no expertise in this area so be gentle with me. Any help would be gratefully received.
     

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    Hello and welcome Jackaddict!
    Whilst I may not know much about screen/digitizer replacements, would you mind if I moved your thread into your device forum?
    Others there may be able to help:)
    Also, check your pm box;)
     
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    No, I don't mind at all. :)
     
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    Consider it done:)
     
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    Welcome to the site. I don't know much about the Ace, but if all your ducks were aligned and you still are having issues, then I would simply take it to the repair shop, they might be able to resolve it quickly and notice if something it missing. Kudos for giving it a shot, and no harm was done, it was worth trying out, I think it might be something simple and might not be a lost cause just yet. Hopefully someone in the Ace section will be able to see if you missed something, cheers and good luck. ;)
     
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    Unfortunately, repair shop isn't an option due to funds, so I'm going to have to keep searching until I either fix it, or I can get a free upgrade.
    One thing I was wondering though, might it be a firmware issue. I very much doubt that the replacement was an actual Samsung, as I got it on eBay, and I know other makes of phones need the firmware fiddled with. I don't know, but it was a thought.
     

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