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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Antiluddite, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Antiluddite

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    I ordered a case and screen protectors as soon as I bought this phone. The case arrived Friday and I immediately put it on; unfortunately, the screen protectors were being shipped by a different company and won't arrive until Monday.

    Last night after rooting the phone, my joy was greatly muted when I noticed a small but obvious scratch on the left side of the display.

    %#^$&*#!

    Has anyone attempted to replace the screen on this model? I've searched the web but haven't seen anything although replacement digitizers are available.

    %$%#$^&!
     

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    check to make sure the screen doesnt have a factory supplied covering?
    I know I thought I had scratched the hell out of my optimus shortly after I got it, I was pissed, then I found it was just the facotry shipped plastic it pealed off and the screen was fine, I ordered a screen protector for it after that.
     
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    Jesus, I only wish that was the problem. I'd love to be able to peel this scratch off like some kind of face mask removing a pimple.

    ...

    OK, so that analogy was a little gross, but it's appropriate. :D That scratch is marring the complexion of my otherwise pristine rooted phone.

    %%#$%@!
     
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    I understand, same thing i was feeling at that time.
     
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    The screen (lcd) is attached to the digitizer/outside. I don't believe its glued like the ipod touch/iphone but you may end up with dust in between there if you split it apart. I need to do the same thing since samsung A. didnt fix my screen and B. scratched it MORE. Useless....
     
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    I just removed a 2" long scratch from my screen with automotive compound. It was driving me nuts, so I took a chance.
    Just be careful not to buff it too hard or let it heat up. It worked like a charm for me.
     
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    Can I get a little more info on that Heloguy? What kind of automotive compound did you use? I don't even know what an automotive compound is lol. I have some stuff called Novus I got to polish car headlights but I'm not sure if that would work. It does work great on getting scratched cds to read again :D When I get home I'll see if it says anything about scratch repair but I don't think that's the one I have.

    Or...does anyone out there have a hard bricked phone with a good screen they can part with? Maybe for a small fee? I'd feel better about taking apart my phone if I could practice on one that won't boot up anyway lol.
     
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    If your getting a zagg invisibleshield, its actually really good at filling in the scratches. I gouged mine up pretty hard, before i bought the protector, and now I can't see them at all.


    The stuff that comes in headlight kits works the same way as rubbing compound, as long as its a paste-type with a really fine grit. If you use it on CD's its probably okay, just test it on a non-screen part of the front, like the top corner first.

    Toothpaste actually makes a really good CD cleaner too, as long as you only use a little bit and rinse it really good
     
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