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Repair Zeki 7" Touchscreen or Digitizer Replacement

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Published on Mar 12, 2013

One tool: small screwdriver. My cracked Zeki and a scrapped Zeki from ebay ($18). Steps I took: remove the visible screws, unattach the digitizer ribbon by lifting the grey tab and pulling out the ribbon. Lift the motherboard. Remove the screws under the motherboard. Lift unit off the touchscreen/digitizer. Score along the digitizer and case, then ease a razor/screwdriver between the two to loosen the adhesive. Remove the digitizer. Clean it. Follow above steps to remove the broken digitizer; I suggest taping the broken digitizer/touchscreen and using gloves throughout. Replace screen and rebuild tablet.

Problems I ran into: Even though the model number on the tablets was the same (TB---), the digitizer number was not. There are a few number after the TB7382 numbers, and I think those need to be the same. Either way, if you don't know the numbers, pay special attention to the design of the front when buying a scrap replacement.

I'm not a pro at all, just a mom. With one tool it took me a little over an hour to get the job done without a tutorial. Zeki works like a charm, and so much better than junking the tablet. I think it's disgusting that stores don't repair cracked screens over tossing the tablets when resources are limited. I went to a tablet so I wouldn't go through paper like crazy teaching my kids the alphabet, etc. Don't toss it, fix it if you can! Be green. Worked for me, but these steps are not guaranteed, blah blah, covered-my-tail-now disclaimer.

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