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Question: Repairing a cracked PDA screen

Old 08-23-04, 12:54 PM
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Question: Repairing a cracked PDA screen

Crap. I'm planning on doing some GPS-related activities tomorrow, and today I pulled out my (seldom-used) HP iPaq 5555... only to find a huge crack in the screen. Guess I've been packing my computer gear bag a little too tightly...

What's the story on getting these fixed? I *think* the LCD underneath is fine - display doesn't seem to be affected, and though it's unresponsive to touch, I can chalk this up to an uneven surface (though, of course, I'm very hesitant to mess with it!) So I think I just need the surface fixed, not the whole display unit.

Given that this should be a common incident, you'd think that repair options and facilities would abound. But, lo, I can't find much on the 'net about repairing them.

Anyone have experience or info with this? Thanks.

- David Stein
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Old 08-23-04, 01:24 PM
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My ex-wife broke hers in a similar fashion less than a week after getting it. She called Palm and had to pay $100 and they just sent her a replacement and box to send her broken one back in. Robbery, but I imagine they are all that way.
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Old 08-23-04, 03:52 PM
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I cracked the screen on my cell phone and am in the same dilemma.

I wonder if the method those roadside windshield repair shops would work.
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Old 08-24-04, 03:22 PM
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Check out this site:
http://www.pdasmart.com
Just used it to get my broken Ipod screen repaired. Highly recommend.
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