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Thursday, 26 February 2015

How To Separate A Nexus 7 2012 Working LCD From A Cracked Digitiser screen - complete instructions

After a number of recent questions from Subscribers to my fixed1t Nexus 7 Youtube Playlist asking how I separate a Working LCD on a Nexus 7 2012 from its  smashed glued on Touchscreen, I decided to spill the beans.  If you have a Nexus 7 with a cracked screen and want to buy a replacement Digitiser and use your existing working LCD, rather than pay £39+ shipping or $60+ for the LCD Digitiser unit, then here is how I do it every few days.

The answer is in two parts and consists of 2 x videos, to make things simple the videos have links embedded in them to link to their opposite number.  

Explains what equipment I use and the set up I use to undertake the separation.

Shows exactly how I separate the LCD from the Digitiser, and test it.

Also once the LCD has been successfully separated from the Digitiser, then the funs begins or trying to remove the awful Nexus 7 LOCA glue from the LCD without destroying it.  Normal LOCA Glue Remover as advertised on eBay etc, won't shift it, neither will Isopropyl ALCOHOL, not Acetone.  The only real way to shift it is be using the fixed1t Nexus 7 LOCA glue removing putty, which comes free when the split the Nexus 7 LCD from the Digitiser.

If planning to undertake this task then I recommend watching all 4 x videos through completely at least once, this is a 'One Chance' task and if a mistake is made then the LCD Display could get broken requiring the more expensive Touchscreen+LCD unit to be purchased.

If you find the videos useful or helpful please like, thumbs up and share them with others.

Regards Malcolm (aka fixed1t)