Cracked Screen? I can fix it! I Can really, but changing the LCD/Digitizer was a little out of my league and I learned the hard way.
My wife had a spare Samsung Galaxy S3 which she replaced with an S4 when the screen broke (just the glass part) everything else used to work fine and without any problems. However, I decided to buy a glass as I read a lot that they can be easily replaced and would only cost around $20 for the parts. So i decided I will give it a try, got myself a heat gun and started experimenting.
Here I successfully removed the screen’s glass and should’ve have just replaced the glass. The next photo shows the broken glass that i removed, took me about three minutes with my Trusty heat gun.
In around 3 minutes I was ready to install the new glass part and my job would’ve been a success. But i decided that I will remove the LCD panel and install it on the new device. i was tired and didn’t give enough time, as i was 20% through, I cracked the screen!
This is what the phone frame looked like- i dismantled all that to separate the frame from the phone.
This was the beautiful screen before i removed it (and broke it :'( ).
This was what it looked like after I was done :/ Oops :p
I was heating and removing slowly, but I got impatient and grave it a little more force. The LCD snapped!!
Very nice :p
Now a replacement is going to cost me around 55 KD and 45 KD if I plan on doing it myself :/
I will probably contact my trusty friends @WarshaHS to fix my mess :p