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Replacing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Touch Screen

Once upon a brownout night, where only a few rechargeable lamps lit our house, my son Adam was playing with my tab when he suddenly tripped and fell down. I helped my son get up and check if he’s okay because I heard his fall was hard, five seconds later, I found my galaxy, face down on the floor and broken and no power. I’m a bit mad that time, and decided to check the damage further. I was surprised to see that the tab is still working though its Gorilla glass sustained streaks of spider web-like cracks. It didn’t shatter, thanks to the screen protector I put on it when it still new.

The following morning, I called Samsung service center only to learn that it will cost me 10,000 pesos to have it repaired, great! I was not discouraged so I look for other options. I went to a mall in Manila and canvassed from a number of cellphone repair stalls there and the lowest part and labor cost I can get is 6,500 pesos. It’s still ridiculous! I’m thinking that time that there can be a repair shop who can charge far lower than this, but also asked myself: WHERE?

Two months had passed after the great fall, πŸ™‚ I went to a popular electronics bargain place in Manila. A few store hoppings later, I got an OEM touch screen replacement for my Samsung Galaxy Tab (P-1000) from this Korean lady who entertained my haggling nicely, unlike the first three sellers I had encountered. I went home so excited and reviewed the Youtube video on how to disassemble a Tab I watched the previous day. With all the tools needed in hand, I successfully replaced the tab’s touch screen at a cost so lowww!

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38 responses

  1. Antonette Villegas

    Hi, where exactly did u buy your screen digitizer? Mine has a crack so i want to replace it too.

    May 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    • It’s in Carriedo Mall, near Quiapo church in Manila. You need a hot air gun and extreme care to separate the touch screen digitizer from LCD screen.

      May 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

  2. Sir may available kaya na pang tab 7.7? Magkano po inabot ng gastos niyo nung nagreplace kayo? thanks πŸ™‚

    June 13, 2013 at 7:03 am

    • Malaki ang possiblity na meron nga dun sa pinagbilhan ko. Before nagre-range between 1,200 – 1,500 pesos yung touch screen digitizer. Yun lang nagastos ko since ako naman na ang nagkabit.

      June 13, 2013 at 10:47 am

      • trixia marquez

        sir pano po pag SCREEN lang po tlga may basag? πŸ˜₯

        December 7, 2013 at 4:54 am

  3. Elmo

    Sir, may available din ba na tools dun?

    July 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

  4. Hello po, may available rin bang motherboard for galaxy tab (e.g. P6800 galaxy tab 7.7). pina check ko kasi yng unit ko sa Samsung service centers in Megamall and ServiceCare solution (no power, not charging) and same diagnostics motherboard replacement na raw since hindi sila nag rerepair ng motherboard and it will cost me ~10,000 for the replacement.

    And any recommendation on other repair shops that specializes in repairing certain modules ng motherboard.

    November 10, 2013 at 8:44 am

    • Yung mga stores naman dun ay nagbebenta ng majority ng parts ng mga mobile devices/tablets, kung di ka naman malayo sa area, it will be worth a try.

      November 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    • Try to look for a trusted technician, mahirap ng magtiwala sa mga shops ngayon. Anlakas managa sa presyo, worse, kinakahuyan pa yung unit mo. Then pag may nakausap ka na at nagkasundo na kayo sa labor cost, hanap ka na mainboard sa plaza miranda mall.

      December 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  5. trixia marquez

    sir, di nmn po sira digitizer ko. basag lang po yung LCD screen.. ano po gagawin ko? naiiyak na po ako kung pano gagawin. pwede po patulong po? student pa lang po kasi ako T.T

    December 7, 2013 at 4:56 am

    • trixia marquez

      san particular store po kayo sa carriedo mall bumili?
      nag ooffer po ba sila na sila na po magkakabit?
      i need your urgent reply po pls πŸ˜₯
      i really dunno what to do

      December 7, 2013 at 5:35 am

      • trixia marquez

        pareho po tayo ng tab 2 7.0. yung akin po kasi glass lng tlga nasira. ano po gagawin ko? πŸ˜₯ pls patulong po.

        December 7, 2013 at 5:39 am

    • Hi Trix! Sorry, afaik, walang tech dun sa binilhan ko. Kasi mga phone technicians ang karamihang bumibili dun. Syanga pala paano mong nasabi na LCD lang ang sira at hindi digitizer?

      December 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

  6. trixia marquez

    please po patulong po. di ko po kasi alam gagawin ko. student pa lang po kasi ako πŸ˜₯ yung teb ko po regalo pa ng daddy ko kaya po nag aalala po tlga ako πŸ˜₯

    December 7, 2013 at 5:53 am

    • LCD is more expensive than the digitizer. Magka-layer o magkapatong ang dalawang ito. Yung LCD sa ilalim at yung digitizer o pinaka-touch screen ng tab ay sa ibabaw naman.

      December 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

      • trixia marquez

        pwede po patulong po sa pagbili at pagkabit? πŸ˜₯ di ko po kasi alam kung san

        December 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      • Taga-saan ka? E-mail mo na lang sa kin yung details mo. Pa-send na rin ng picture ng naging itsura ng GT mo after nyang mabasag (xdarwinian”at”gmail.com). Thank you.

        December 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

  7. leo

    Hi sir ask ko lang ung tab 7.7 ko gumgana pa naman sya kaya lang basag ung glass ano po ang bibilhin kong part un po ba ung digitizer?

    Regards
    po

    December 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  8. trixia marquez

    ay digitizer lang po pala yung sira πŸ™‚ hindi po pala LCD. sorry po. pwede po patulong po sa pagkakabit?

    December 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  9. trixia marquez

    digitizer po pala yung nasa ibabaw. yun po yung basag sa tab 2 ko

    December 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  10. trixia marquez

    bukas po magcacanvass po ako sa carriedo mall ng digitizer. kaso po di ko alam mag lagay πŸ˜₯

    December 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  11. hi, po sir, tanong ko lang kung pwede gamitin ang blower sa pagtanggal ng digitizer..? mahal po kase ung hot air gun…

    July 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    • Hi Arnel. Oo, puede din ang hair blower, i-set mo lang sa ‘high’ kung may setting na ganun. Kailangan kasing medyo lumambot yung double-sided tape sa loob para di madurog yung glass sa ibabaw ng lcd, pag tinatanggal mo na yung touch-screen.

      July 8, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  12. sir, meron kaya silang available na digitizer sa carriedo mall for samsung tab 3 7.0 3g model sm-t211

    July 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

  13. sir tanong ko lang kung magkakano kaya ung digitizer na hinahanap ko, kase tulad nyo 10 k repair nya sa samsung center ung tab nyo, nagtanung ako sa samsung center 9k daw repair nya kase kasama daw ung lcd na papalitan eh ung digitizer lang naman ang my crack..kaya sana meron din duon para naman makamura…

    July 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

    • magdala ka lang 2k pesos, the amount is more than enough to buy that. kasi di naman ako madalas bumibili dun, once in a while lang. kaya di ko masasabi ang mga presyo ng mga paninda dun. mahigit sa 50 stores ang nandun at libo ang bilang ng mga paninda ng bawat store.

      July 10, 2014 at 8:55 am

  14. maraming maraming salamat po sir, hopefully maayos pa to at sana my available duon.

    July 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    • Goodluck Arnel!

      July 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

      • Abigail

        Hello po, may mabibili sun po kayang motherboard dun para sa tab 7.7 p6800? Yun daw po kc ang cra ng tablet ko.. 😦 mhirap daw kc makakuha ng ganung pyesa d2 sbi po ng mga texhnician dto po sa baguio..

        December 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      • Yun nga, walang nabibiling mga system board dun. Nag-check na ko dati. Salamat!

        January 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

  15. boams

    screen digitizer po ng iphone5 magkano po kaya?

    February 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  16. Jonathan

    sir ang screen digitizer ba ay yung screen lang ng tab ? nasira po kasi ung saken pero pede pa naman sya pindutin . guhit lang sya at gusto ko sana ipaaus. Asus HD7 po ang model nia. Salamat Sir

    April 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    • Normally, 2 layers yung screen ng mga tablets, yung pinaka-outer layer yun yung touch screen o digitizer. Yung nasa 2nd layer sa loob, yun naman yung pinaka-lcd display nya. Kung sa tingin mo yung nasa ibabaw lang yung may crack, then yung digitizer nga lang ang dapat palitan.

      April 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  17. Glenn

    HI!
    OEM po ba ung nabibili dun? or class A? wala po bang big difference kung class A man?
    ngbabalak po ako bumili for my samsung tab 3, 7.0. Ty.

    October 5, 2015 at 6:07 am

    • Hi Glenn, it can be both. You can’t readily tell, even some store owners doesn’t know. Pero yung nabili ko noon, upon inspection, medyo kaiba ng konti ang itsura ng inner side but I can tell na top quality s’ya. Four years na syang nakakabit sa tab ko at working pa rin up to now. If you’re meticulous person, check mo yung markings ng touchscreen mo, i-search mo sa google yung FCC ID nung screen or part number para malaman yung manufacturer, then i-compare mo sa binebenta nila kung pareho. Ganun ang ginawa ko sa laptop screen replacement naman. Yung Lenovo U310 Ultrabook AU Optronics yung OEM ng LCD at same brand ang nabili ko din doon.

      October 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

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