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Screen help

Post by DE4THRE4P3R » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:15 pm

OK so I went to mount the bracket today and when I got done I noticed the ribbon cable had a split in it. Is there anyway I can fix this??? https://imgur.com/a/D1p5O

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Re: Screen help

Post by RazorX » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:30 pm

could you get a better picture of the split i cant see it

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Re: Screen help

Post by DE4THRE4P3R » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:32 pm

It's hard for my phone to focus but I'll try

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Re: Screen help

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Re: Screen help

Post by Kilren » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:41 pm

DE4THRE4P3R wrote:https://imgur.com/FiCrfWX
You can try bridging the connections with some copper tape, but torn screen ribbons are rarely easy/possible to fix.

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Re: Screen help

Post by chiz » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:04 am

Youtube is your friend! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zog-Rh-bXa8

This guy did the same thing but shows how to use a scanner lens attached to a phone to magnify the ribbon cable wires as he solders it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2pf8iUgqqQ
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Re: Screen help

Post by Camble » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 am

One, maybe two traces. Looks like you got lucky.

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Re: Screen help

Post by DE4THRE4P3R » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:15 am

Yeah I did get lucky didn't I. I'm going to try what chiz suggested. I'll let you all know how it turned out.

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Re: Screen help

Post by DE4THRE4P3R » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Kilren wrote:
DE4THRE4P3R wrote:https://imgur.com/FiCrfWX
You can try bridging the connections with some copper tape, but torn screen ribbons are rarely easy/possible to fix.
Actually the copper tape worked! I used a knife to scrape away to the copper layer. Put a piece of copper tape on it and it worked again! I have the front half of the thing complete. Now for the audio and charging system.

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