Does anyone have experience replacing the digitizer on the (2013) Venue 8? I've seen the disassembly video to remove the motherboard but not sure about removing the LCD from the digitizer. I'll start to disassemble the one I'm working on tomorrow but was hoping someone had some experience with that to make the replacement easier.
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I disassembled the Venue 8 and I don't see an easy way to remove the digitizer. The LCD looks as though it is placed into the frame from the front and then the digitizer is laid on top to seal the LCD into the frame. There are a few small holes in the frame where the digitizer could be broken free from the back as long as you're careful not to damage the LCD. I'll keep tinkering with it to see if I can find a better way.
Still unable to find any info on the digitizer replacement but I went ahead and ordered a replacement part so we'll see what happens!
I replaced the digitizer today. I'll assemble the rest and test tomorrow. Heating up the edges of the digitizer and carefully prying with spudgers/cards did the trick to remove the digitizer. Although it did not want to come off easy.
It appears to have been adhered using a foam type double sided tape (cut from a template). The replacement screen did not come with any adhesive/tape but did have an attached LCD seal so after cleaning the old tape off, I used strips of 3mm double sided LCD tape to secure the digitizer to the frame.
The Venue 8 is back in business. Everything works great and I think the new screen is more fingerprint resistant but didnt fully test that.
I have the same issue. A drop shattered the top right corner, where the power button is. I have seen mixed feedback about the replacement screens. Can you provide the name of the seller that you purchased from? Was it labeled OEM, or just replacement? How is the replacement holding up? Also, where can I find the 3mm double sided LCD tape?
And, to get to the digitizer, did you have to disassemble completely from the back side to reach it? Can I remove the digitizer from the front without doing a complete teardown? I do know that the connection for it will require disassembly from the backside.
The replacent was just the digitizer and did not include the LCD display. It was not OEM and was ordered off Amazon by the tablet owner. The replacement works perfectly and is more fingerprint resistant than the original digitizer. To replace it you will need to disassemble the tablet. Fortunately this is very easy. The only issue I ran into was the actual removal of the digitizer. The adhesive used does not want to let go. As far as the double sided tape, I ordered that off eBay.
Just one quick question. I am about to change the digitizer on a Venue 8 Pro. Just like you, I only have the digitizer, without the LCD. Are they glued together?