in Maryland and Washington DC, cell phone repair is taking off. It's amazing the number of smartphones with touch screens that get dropped and crack.
On top of that I paid $60-65 for my digitizer (prices seem to be coming down) and someone else here mentioned that you can get it repaired for $75 with a 2 week turnaround, for me this would have been the better way to go, only $10 more you just have to suffer through 2 weeks with no cell phone.
Also in the take apart videos, some things are inaccurate and the Droid phone has changed slightly, there are stickers binding your Verizon Droid together and they are tough to get unstuck. Also the very last step, all those ribbon cables are glued on to the body in such a way that I could not remove them without fear of actually destroying the phone, so I had to struggle to connect the digitizerers Ribbon to the appropriate connection, this is the toughest part of the job and as I said, you dont even know if it is connected, till you put it all back together again. In that process you can bend the pins on a lot of your ribbon's by pulling them apart and reattaching.
Just compare the price of the Digitizer to the full price of sending it in for repairs and the cost for repair is SMALL compared to the risk you are going to be taking by Doing this repair yourself.
$30 bucks on Ebay. But the post above mine has me thinking twice. I guess it's a good idea to watch the video first.
OEM Motorola Droid Touch Screen Glass Digitizer New USA - eBay (item 230497000910 end time Feb-03-11 13:01:22 PST)
Alright, I saw some tutorials and read some guides. Honestly, if you are familiar with small electronic devices, it's not all "that" bad. You can't skip the detail and be careful with all of the ribbon cables. I have taken apart a Wii. Honestly, to say that the thing only has 3 exterior panels and a bajillion screws, an odd configuration of the componenets, this will be a cake walk.
Transformers Season 1 Intro Boot Animation
Good info! If you get the service center up and running let us know. I'm in the Baltimore area and have an OG that I can't upgrade for 1+ years so I may have to visit you should I break it! Thanks and good luck!
Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
running CM 6.1 rc5
800 mhz kernal