Although the touch tablet has a reputation for being a little more durable than the iPhone, that doesn’t mean it’s immune to damage. Phone screens are made of glass, after all, and if you drop them, there’s a crack. Before dropping your device for good, be aware that there are cases where the touch screen can be replaced.
Touch panel independent of the LCD screen
Most inexpensive tablets have a two-part screen assembly: the touch screen and the LCD screen. In this case, replacing the damaged part is easier and cheaper.
Indeed, the trick for repairers is to put the unit close to a heat source so that the plastic frame separates from the LCD part in a simple gesture. If you want to change it yourself, be sure to wear protective gloves so as not to cut yourself on the glass or burn your hands.
Touch Screen: Assessing Damage in the Event of a Crack
The first thing to do is to examine the extent of the crack. If it’s small, you’ll have a better chance. If your tablet has a screen protector, only the glass may have been cracked. Otherwise, if there is a problem with the display quality, such as screen color, contrast, or megapixel rendering, you will need to have the LCD replaced. Please note that the cost to replace a screen varies depending on the screen size of the tablet model, among other things. In some cases, especially if you have an older version, it is better to get rid of it for good.
Reset Failure: LCD Replacement Unavoidable
Your tablet’s touch screen may not respond even though there is no external damage. Screen lock/management applications often prevent the interface from responding. In this case, you must reboot your device. If this does not work, try a phone reset, which is a restart of your device in recovery mode. If your touch tablet still does not work after this, you will inevitably have to change screens.
Sometimes it’s hard to part with a touch tablet if the screen is damaged, as this involves backing up data, reconfiguring the new device, and most importantly, some investment. As long as it is possible, replacing the screen is a more accessible solution.