Touch screen digitizer: symptoms and inexpensive replacements
If you have a touchscreen cell phone, be it an iPhone, iPad or any other branded smartphone or pad, tablet, PDA or even a monitor that has a touch screen activated and you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, then you may need to replace the touch screen digitizer.
Some symptoms of digitizer problems may include:
· The touch screen does not respond when touched.
The touch screen takes time to respond when touched.
Some areas of the touch screen do not respond when touched.
· Some areas when touched respond incorrectly or erratically.
· Some applications seem to open randomly.
In case you don’t know what a touch screen digitizer is, and most people don’t, it’s typically a thin, plastic-like film that sticks to the glass screen of your device that has a touch screen. This digitizer connects to the motherboard of your device and sends information about the location or position and the movements of your finger or stylus on the screen. Basically, the digitizer is responsible for all the touch functionalities of the touch screen. In other words, any data input like tapping an icon to activate it, or a virtual keyboard, or even handwriting recognition. For most smartphones, the digitizer is the only input device.
Usually the digitizer is not visible unless the screen is damaged or cracked. Damage is usually the result of the cell phone or pad being dropped or hitting a hard surface. Or sometimes the digitizer just breaks down.
There is no recognized solution to repairing a digitizer other than simply replacing it.
The bad news is that in most cases you can’t just replace the digitizer, you have to replace the glass screen as well. Let’s take the iPhone for example. The way the digitizer is designed sticks to the screen glass. Unfortunately, you can’t just peel the film off the digitizer and put a new film on the glass, you have to replace both the screen glass and the digitizer.
The good news is that there are replacement screen kits available for almost any brand of smartphone or smart tablet.
More good news, it’s simple enough to replace the screen and digitizer that just about anyone can do it, even with the most basic mechanical skills. Provided you have the right tools and they are normally included in the kits.
Even more good news, it is not expensive. In fact, most people would consider it very inexpensive compared to replacing their cell phone or iPad.
If you think you may need to replace the digitizer on your touch screen device, we may be able to help you find the correct kit. No matter what brand you are looking for, be it Apple iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Dell, Google, HP, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Sony or any other brand, we probably have a link. to your particular model. Or even if you are just looking for more information on touch screen digitizers, use the link below, we can help.
We also have videos on our website that show you how easy it is to replace digitizers.