How to replace touchscreen on IMX515

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  1. Tiscon

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    I managed to crack the touchscreen on my IMX515 and have a replacement screen but after opening the tablet I see the touchscreen is attached by a ribbon and can't see how to get the ribbon connection out - I am not sure whether it is soldered, glued or just pushed in - I don't want to just pull it in case it damages the connection.
    I would be grateful if any one could tell me how I can replace this screen.
    Thanking you Tiscon
     
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    The connection should be a ZIF connector. There is a tab you can lift to get the ribbon out, I think...
     
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    Thank you for your quick reply - yes it is a ZIF connector which pulls out.
    Still have a problem though - I got the broken screen out with no problem (after your help) - and put the new one in but it will not respond to any touch even using a stylus though it does load up with no problem but cant slide the unlock screen.
    Would it be possible that have a faulty new screen?
    Thanking you Tiscon
     
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    Where'd you get your screen? I ordered a replacement from freeshippingmart.com, they took my $29.99 and it never came and they aren't responding to my messages. I broke mine while taking it apart to do the capacitor shakiness fix.
     
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    I got mine from Pandawill.com
     
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    hi i am new !
    i broke my touch screen and looking to find new one, but i cant see what is feet on this tablet. how i looking for what i searching? any help ?
    i find only this Replacement Touch Screen Panel for EKEN M009S Tablet PC. that feet on us?
    plz help me
    sorry for bad english
     
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    Is it possible to replace resistive with capacitive touchscreen?
     
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    I too ordered a replacement touchscreen from freeshippingmart.com in May, 2011. in late June I managed to contact "Fred" through their online support. He told me that it had been shipped and changed the status of my order to reflect that it was closed. I tracked the package for several days until it was delivered--but not to me. It went to city in Arizona Since then the only contact I've managed to get from them was a "sorry to send you trouble" message with a promise to investigate, but only after I sent a barrage of email and IM messages. It's now September and they've never once sent an update, or my touchscreen. These guys are either incompetent or thieves. Stay away.
     
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    Depending on the model, Pandawill may have what you need. If it's a two-speaker 8" model, try searching for sku9294, sku9295, sku 9373 or Model TWK041F33 (but avoid freeshippingmart.com. Grr). I don't know of any provider for a touchscreen for the 1-speaker, 2-screws-on-the-side 8" model. chip3c.gmail.com used to have them. It may be worth sending him email and asking if he still does.

    I'm thinking about transplanting the IMX515 innards into a 9.7" Eken M008 (the old model, with the 8508 and only 128Mb RAM) but so far that's just me thinking-out-loud.
     
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    To my knowledge, no. No one has ever advertised a capacitive replacement for a resistive screen. For one, the interface is different. If I'm wrong, I'd love to hear about it.
     
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    Sorry, that email should be chip3c@gmail.com.
     
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    i just cracked mine too but my screen dont have cracks but the screen is all missed up it must be inside underneath ,, can it be fixed and were do i get the part ??
     

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