Hi. I have a water damaged A855 which gets to the "Ok to program" screen and no further. It will boot into recovery, but I can't load any ROMS that way, and it is cooked to the point where it will not take an SBF flash either, so I bought a used A855 as a replacement online. Trouble is, my replacement's touch screen goes beserk randomly. Totally inaccurate, sometimes unresponsive, sometimes flailing randomly, ALWAYS very annoying... If I lock and unlock my phone it sometimes helps, but not really. I've tried cleaning the phone with rubbing alcohol, but it doesn't seem to help.
My thought is this: I've seen the directfix.com video on youtube showing how to break down the phone, and I'm pretty confident with the right tools I could do it and cobble together a working phone. My question is this... Assuming the water-damaged Droid is just a motherboard issue is it possible to just drop the motherboard from my replacement phone into the water-damaged one? Or will that just be a nightmare with Verizon? (some sort of EID issue or something?) Would it be better to just take the touchscreen of the water damaged phone and use it with my used replacement phone? The only reason I'm wondering is because, except for taking a bath, my original phone was in very very good condition, whereas my replacement phone has been kind of beat up...
Hopefully someone can provide some advice... I'm not shy about cracking into electronics (my laptop, my xbox), especially since there's no warranty issue to worry about. But I've (eventually) learned that it's way better to get good advice beforehand than to blunder about and do it the hard way... And being that I've never monkeyed about inside my phone, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!