If you have a touch screen cell phone, whether it’s an iPhone, iPad or any other brand name smartphone or pad, tablet, PDA or even a monitor that has a touch activated screen and it is showing some problems, then you may need to replace the touchscreen digitizer.
Symptoms of Digitizer Problems
- Touchscreen is slow to respond when touched.
- Touchscreen does not respond when touched.
- Some areas when touched respond incorrectly or erratically.
- Some areas of the touchscreen do not respond when touched.
- Some applications seem to randomly open.
The digitizer basically is responsible for all of the touch functionalities of the touch screen. In other words any data input such as touching an icon to activate it, or virtual keyboard or even handwriting recognition. For the majority of smartphones the digitizer is the only input device.
In case you don’t know what a touchscreen digitizer is, and most people don’t, it is typically a thin plastic like film that adheres to the glass screen of your device that has a touch sensitive screen. This digitizer connects to the motherboard of your device and sends information regarding the location or position and movements of your finger or stylus on the screen.
Usually, the digitizer is not visible unless the screen has been damaged or cracked. Damage is usually the result of the cell phone or pad being dropped or banged against a hard surface. Or sometimes the digitizer just goes bad.
There are not any acknowledged solutions for repairing a digitizer other than simply replacing it.
Touchscreen Digitizer Replacements
The bad news is that in most cases you cannot just replace the digitizer, but you must also replace the glass screen as well. Let’s take the iPhone for example. The manner in which it is designed the digitizer adheres to the glass screen. Unfortunately, you can’t simply peel off the digitizer film and slap a new film on the glass, you must replace both the glass screen and the digitizer.
- The good news is that there are replacement screen kits readily available for almost any brand smartphone or smartpad.
- More good news, it is simple enough to replace the screen and digitizer that almost anyone can do it, even with the most basic of mechanical abilities. So long as you have the proper tools and they are typically included in the kits.
- Even more good news, it is not expensive. As a matter of fact most people would consider it very inexpensive in comparison to replacing your cell phone or iPad.
If you think that you may need to replace the digitizer in your touchscreen device, we may be able to help you track down the right kit. No matter what brand that you might be looking for, whether it is the Apple iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Dell, Google, HP, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Sony or any other brand, there are available information in the web where to get them.