There have been some contention about what a digitizer really is and what it’s function. Let me just give you a brief insight into the function a digitizer performs.
If the touch screen on your cell phone stops working, then chances are your digitizer is broken. A digitizer is simply a thin layer of plastic laid under the touch screen. You’ll know if your digitizer is broken because you won’t be able to set the alarm, browse the Internet, set your ringtones or use any of the features on your phone. However, instead of returning the phone, you can also quickly fix the digitizer at home.
What is a digitizer?
A digitizer is any device which receives analog information (such as sound or light) and creates a digital representation of it (such as a file on a computer). This process is called digitization.
How to fix a digitizer
Turn off your phone and remove the battery. Take apart your phone by removing the plastic cover on the back of the phone. Eventually, your phone will be in five or six pieces.
Remove the old digitizer from your phone using a razor blade. The digitizer is usually glued into the phone and onto the touchscreen, so this will take some prying.
Use your razor blade to shave off the plastic bump from your old digitizer. You will be breaking off your old digitizer, but the plastic bump will need to be removed separately. Place the new digitizer into your phone, and connect it to the appropriate daughter board. Your new digitizer should have a plastic bump on it that will fit into the daughter board.
Screw your phone back together, put the battery back in and hit the power button. Your touchscreen should now work.
Where to purchase a digitizer
Getting the right digitizer for your Smartphone, Tablet or ipad is very important and should not be overlooked. Banggood.com is the perfect marketplace for you to buy quality digitizers.
Many Smartphone users tend to dispose their device whenever the screen gets a crack and stops functioning properly. There is really no need for that; all you need to do is to replace the device’s digitizer.