A few months ago the screen on my wife's Droid Incredible got cracked. Rather than invest in a new phone I decided I'd try and replace the touchscreen with something like this. I watched a YouTube video on how to do it here and jumped in.
I was nervous as hell while I did it; it really felt like I was performing surgery. In the end I was successful and saved a bundle of money in the process.
Here's some tips I learned that seemed to help:
- Use a hair dryer to heat up the adhesive that attaches the touchscreen glass to the phone's frame. It helps it peel off much more easily.
- Use powder-less rubber gloves when handling the screen since this will help avoid getting fingerprints between the touchscreen and the LCD where you can't clean them off after reassembling the phone.
- Work on a clean flat table and have some container to put all the tiny screws and other parts so they don't roll away and get lost.
- Take your time.