Simmtronics Xpad Freedom Tablet Touch screen replacement.

November 3, 2015 | In: Electronics

I own this freedom tablet and was happy about its performance until i accidentally dropped it. Half of the digitiser portion was not working. I searched for the replacement online, but couldn’t find any update regarding the part. Finally I went ahead and removed the touch screen from the frame. Underneath the broken touch screen, there was a model number “YM-GGRC801”.

simmtronics-xpad-freedom-bigThis number gave me the link to the replacement part online. The part was available in “Ali express”. They ship worldwide. I got it from the seller “Rainbow liu“. Here’s the link

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Original-YM-GGRC801-GSL2682B-Touchscreen-For-Tablet-PC-Glass-Sensor-Free-Shipping/32368691081.html

If the above link is no longer available, you may search with the model number “YM-GGRC801” in Aliexpress.com.

To replace the screen, you need the following tools.

A guitar pick with medium thickness.

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The process…

  1. Remove the SD card, SIMs,
  2. Insert the guitar pick in between the top panel and the back tray so that you could remove the back try apart. Take your time doing this carefully. Remove the back panel, side key buttons volume control and power button. and keep it aside.
  3. Remove the ribbon cable from the small pcb towards bottom part. It is the connector cable for the touch screen.
  4. Using the Heat gun or the hot air solder station, heat the screen mask gently and uniformly. Use a thin guitar pick to remove the top screen from the frame. The adhesive should be heated uniformly from the top to get it out easier. However, don’t overheat as it will damage the shape of your frame.
  5. Carefully take out the screen with its connector FRC cable underneath. Extreme care should be taken that you don’t apply any pressure as it will damage you LCD display.
  6. Remove the residual adhesive from the frame with a some adhesive remover.
  7. Use the double sided tape given in the picture to prepare the new adhesive for replacement screen. Make sure that you don’t damage it by touching on the glue part.
  8. Remove the adhesive tape block from the ear piece part(speaker), the light sensor, front camera and the mouth piece(mic).
  9. Prepare the new screen. Take the speaker grill from the old screen and stick it on to the new screen. Remove only the inside protective coating. Keep the outside protective plastic intact.
  10. Clean the inside mask of the screen. Remove the upper portion masking tape from the double sided adhesive already attached to the frame.
  11. Push in the new screen FRC cable through the hole. Carefully align the bottom part of the screen with the frame.
  12. Once you are sure that the alignment is perfect at the bottom, stick it gradually upward until it fits in the frame.
  13. Apply a little amount of pressure evenly. Don’t overdo it.
  14. Now connect the FRC cable to the pcb.
  15. Restart the Tab. Check the touch is working fine.
  16. Seat back the back panel. with the side keys.

Important !

  • Extreme care should be given while handling the side key buttons. You won’t get the spare.
  • Take time in doing the activity. If you don’t have patience, it is better to get this done by an expert tech.

 

 

 

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Hi All... I have been working the IT Industry since last ten years... Specialized in Linux, Cloud Infrastructure and Solution Design.
On the hobby friend, I do research on IOT, Micro-controllers, Electronics etc.
Music is my passion..Connect me on..

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