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CosmicSunset
08-12-2013, 01:36 AM
My screen has some bad spots very similar to this screen: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/attachments/android-tech-support/33510d1306971323-black-spots-under-glass-0601111714.jpg

This happened a little before but it went away before the black jaggedies turned into smooth round spots. Now the spots seem stable so I'm wondering if I will need to replace the screen. If so, is this thing on amazon the right part? Amazon.com: Motorola Droid X MB810 Digitizer touch screen glass lens: Everything Else (http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Droid-MB810-Digitizer-screen/dp/B004UVDUPC)

Thank you!

BHuber09
08-12-2013, 01:42 AM
You will for sure need to replace the screen.
However judging by the reviews of that product I'd be weary.

Tapp'd from one of my Nexus Devices

DroidlynnXDoes
08-12-2013, 08:48 AM
My X has the same issue. The digitizer needs to be replaced

My fake OG RAZR is doing all the talking while Maxx Swypes

CosmicSunset
08-13-2013, 05:43 AM
now I understand, the thing I linked to wasn't the screen, just the digitizer (touch sensitive glass I think). Mine is scrolling fine, even thu the bad spots, so I should actually need to replace the screen itself right? Like with this part: Amazon.com: LCD Screen Display For Moto motorola Droid X MB810: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.amazon.com/LCD-Screen-Display-motorola-MB810/dp/B005IEOZ72/ref=pd_sbs_misc_3)

In your opinions, is it worth the trouble or should this be the end of the line for the little guy?

Anybody want to buy a droid x with a brand new battery and two small, barely even visible really, screen dots? heh

Or maybe I should just take this as an even bigger green light for hardware experimentation. yippee!

jeems
08-13-2013, 08:22 AM
If the phone still does everything you want it to then for 15 bucks it certainly can't hurt to try. If you've been wanting a new phone for a while, then that's $15 toward a new phone. The DX can't run the latest games, but for a phone, internet, email device it is still very capable. One other thing to think about, I use my DX as a wifi only device and let me kids play with it. Might be worth fixing it for that if you have kids or even as a backup for yourself.

CosmicSunset
08-15-2013, 09:21 AM
I do think I'm going to keep the DX in working condition. There are too many potential uses for it and I'll have fun setting it up anyway.

So, is that link I posted the only part I need or do I need to replace the digitizer also like DroidlynnXDoes said?

Amazon.com: LCD Screen Display For Moto motorola Droid X MB810: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.amazon.com/LCD-Screen-Display-motorola-MB810/dp/B005IEOZ72/ref=pd_sbs_misc_3)


If the phone still does everything you want it to then for 15 bucks it certainly can't hurt to try. If you've been wanting a new phone for a while, then that's $15 toward a new phone. The DX can't run the latest games, but for a phone, internet, email device it is still very capable. One other thing to think about, I use my DX as a wifi only device and let me kids play with it. Might be worth fixing it for that if you have kids or even as a backup for yourself.

Actually the DX seems perfect for my needs, maybe a bit too much. My only issues are the hardware's falling apart and I'd like something just a bit faster. Any suggestions for other good verizon phones. I always have a tough time deciding if I want to save some money on an older model or spend what it takes to get the most current phone. Another option is to get a tablet to replace 90% of what I do on my phone and use the DX or another phone for "legacy features." Has anyone made a tablet that can have voice service yet?

If your kids ever bore of your DX and you want another option I made a thread recently about turning a DX into a secure password storage device. No one has replied to it so far but I'm still pretty interested. There are a few password storage devices on the market but they are quite a hassle to use according to reviews and look kind of like cheap calculators. A smartphone is much better and after I remove all the hardware related to communication it will be just as secure. ;)

Thanks a bunch for everyone's assistance.

sd_shadow
08-15-2013, 12:10 PM
are the spots visible when screen is off?
if so the easiest way to verify is to take apart and separate the LCD and Digitizer.
at first i suspected the LCD, but I'm thinking Droidlynn maybe correct, and it is the Digitizer

several places to get parts
Motorola Droid X Take Apart Repair Video Guide (http://www.repairsuniverse.com/motorola-droid-x-take-apart-repair-guide-video.html)

Motorola Droid X Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement (http://www.repairsuniverse.com/motorola-droid-x-touch-screen-digitizer-replacement-part.html)

mb810 digitizer in Replacement Parts & Tools | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=mb810+power+ribbon&_osacat=43304&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1311.R1.TR2.TRC0.A0.Xmb810+ dig&_nkw=mb810+digitizer&_sacat=43304)

the biggest problem in replacing the LCD or digitizer, it trying to keep dust from getting in between them.