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can i repair a cracked screen on my proscan android tablet by myself ?

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January 21, 2014 7:40:42 PM

it got stepped on, it wasn't expensive so I cant see spending much to fix it.

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January 22, 2014 5:58:38 AM

It is possible to repair cracked and broken screens on most devices nowadays providing you can find a replacement. Depending on how bad the damage is will depend on what you need to buy however. If it just the glass that is cracked, and not the display itself you can replace just the glass, but this is a tough job in most cases as it requires removing the glass from the display without damaging the screen or getting debris trapped beneath it. If it is the entire display that is broken, this is an easier repair, but more costly.

I'm not personally familliar with Proscan devices, which model do you have? What is the extent of the damage? Can you still see everything or is the entire display broken?

Just as a quick example, I broke the glass on my old Samsung Galaxy S3, but no the actual display, and so I purchased an S3 front glass and digitiser assembly for £20 on Ebay. In order to replace it I had to use a heat gun to melt the adhesive securing the glass to the display, and then carefully remove the broken glass and replace it with the new glass. Unfortunately in the process I ended up cracking the display itself, therefore rendering it useless. In the end I had to buy a full display assembly from Ebay for £120. A much more costly repair but far easier and safer as it simply required me to remove all the internal components from the S3 and install them in the new display casing.

So as you can see there are pro's and cons for both methods. Only your skill level and patience will determine which is best for you.
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January 22, 2014 6:59:49 AM

grebgonebad said:
It is possible to repair cracked and broken screens on most devices nowadays providing you can find a replacement. Depending on how bad the damage is will depend on what you need to buy however. If it just the glass that is cracked, and not the display itself you can replace just the glass, but this is a tough job in most cases as it requires removing the glass from the display without damaging the screen or getting debris trapped beneath it. If it is the entire display that is broken, this is an easier repair, but more costly.

I'm not personally familliar with Proscan devices, which model do you have? What is the extent of the damage? Can you still see everything or is the entire display broken?

Just as a quick example, I broke the glass on my old Samsung Galaxy S3, but no the actual display, and so I purchased an S3 front glass and digitiser assembly for £20 on Ebay. In order to replace it I had to use a heat gun to melt the adhesive securing the glass to the display, and then carefully remove the broken glass and replace it with the new glass. Unfortunately in the process I ended up cracking the display itself, therefore rendering it useless. In the end I had to buy a full display assembly from Ebay for £120. A much more costly repair but far easier and safer as it simply required me to remove all the internal components from the S3 and install them in the new display casing.

So as you can see there are pro's and cons for both methods. Only your skill level and patience will determine which is best for you.

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it appears that it is working, but touching the screen isn't activating nything. I see that it is connected to my network still, and appears to have facebook logged on getting notifications. it is a proscan model plt7223g
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January 23, 2014 12:31:22 AM

Apologies for the late reply.

Okay, so it sounds like it is the touch screen digitiser that's broken. PRoviding you can still see everything on the display and there are no cracks in the display itself, you COULD simply replace the broken digitiser. You would have to seach for one and try to find somehwere that is selling one. But like I said in my previous post, this is a tricky process and more dangerous in the long run. You could still try to find the entire screen assembly, which would be far easier to replace, but it will cost more. It depends on how confident you are.

FYI, if you can't find a replacement digitiser or screen assembly, you could always try searching for a second hand proscan plt7223g which is faulty and in non-working order, but has an unbroken screen.
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May 7, 2014 10:55:42 AM

syllvia said:
it got stepped on, it wasn't expensive so I cant see spending much to fix it.


have you ever got your proscan tablet fixed cause my sister kicked mines of the couch did u get yours fix and how
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May 29, 2014 5:22:18 PM

Were can i fix my iB Pro tablet

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June 5, 2014 5:05:54 PM

Yes you can. But you have to find the digitizer/touch screen for your tablet. And the best way to make sure of no mistake you have to take off the digitizer and find the serial number who on the connector of the touch screen. Sorry my english is bad, so I do my best. For example the serial number on my Proscan tablet 8'' is SLC08004DE0B. And I can find a digitizer replacement on this website for US$28.99: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-8-inch...

And this is a video to see how to open the proscan tablet, sorry it's in french but it can give you an idear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viS9cumzhSE
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