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, 🙂 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!