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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Cracked my GS3 can anyone tell me whats a digitizer?

Im goung to try to repair on my own. But when i go to ebay it shows glass replacement and there are others called digitizer. My phone fell and screen cracked theyre not deep cracks but you can kinda feel it when moving your finger around.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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The digitizer is the part that detects your finger presses. Usually it's the same as the front glass.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Im goung to try to repair on my own. But when i go to ebay it shows glass replacement and there are others called digitizer. My phone fell and screen cracked theyre not deep cracks but you can kinda feel it when moving your finger around.
You want the glass part, but you're going to have a hard time getting it off the digitizer since it's fused together.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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You want the glass part, but you're going to have a hard time getting it off the digitizer since it's fused together.
So should I buy a glass+digitizer all together?

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The digitizer is the part that detects your finger presses. Usually it's the same as the front glass.
I didn't know. Thanks!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'd suggest the front housing too, because you might easily destroy that too depending on how they assembled it. Would be easier to work backwards anyway.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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You'll have to buy the whole front replacement. Make sure you buy a kit that comes with the tools needed. I find the plastic peeler tool useful in pulling up hard to remove parts.

Keep in mind this process requires going from the back all the way to the front...So you are going to take your phone apart COMPLETELY. Take the time to think about other things you will want to replace on the phone too:

1. Dented or scratched silver bezel? You can get one for $15.
2. Home button loose or scratched? Get a new one
3. Back battery cover cracked or scratched up? $12.
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