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You can find digitizer for about 60 usd / 50 euros on eBay, or from other electronic part sellers...

It is not difficult. There are no resisting connectors. It takes about 2 hours, as removing the glued touchscreen could be quite long...

  1. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back cover: stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back cover: stap 1, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back cover: stap 1, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Start to unclip the back cover inserting a plastic opening tool from microSD connector.

    • Continue to release the back cover uncliping counter-clockwise.

  2. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 2, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Continue turning around.

    • And that's it !!

  3. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Wifi antena: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Wifi antena: stap 3, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Remove the yellow tape.

    • Unplug both wifi antena connectors. (Green and Black wires)

  4. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Volume buttons circuit board: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove the single Phillips 000 screw securing the volume buttons circuit board.

  5. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 5, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Pull the flex cable out the connector.

    • Grab it by the blue plastic strip..

  6. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 6, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 6, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Gently pull up the flex cable to unstick it from the metal plate and from the battery pack.

    • Then remove the volume buttons circuit board.

    • For the A3-A11 (3G) model, the cellular board is placed just over the flex cable, where sticked to the metal plate. (you can see the empty spot for the connector on the logic board)

  7. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Logicboard - touchscreen circuit board flex cable: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Logicboard - touchscreen circuit board flex cable: stap 7, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Pry up the white bars to unlock the two connectors.

  8. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 8, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Remove the flex cable pulling it out its two connectors.

  9. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back Camera: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back Camera: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Back Camera: stap 9, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Pry up the black bar to unlock the camera connector

    • Gently pull away the camera out the connector.

  10. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Power and speakers connectors: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Unplug both connectors just pulling them out.

  11. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Touchscreen connector: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Touchscreen connector: stap 11, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Unlock both touchscreen connectors pulling up grey bars.

    • Pull out the two flex cables.

  12. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Display cable: stap 12, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Display cable: stap 12, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Display cable: stap 12, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Peel off the cristal tape pieces upon each connector side.

  13. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 13, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 13, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 13, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • You can :

    • Pull out grabbing the cable connector by black taped part.

    • Push the cable connector with a spudger, at both of its extremity. Or with a large flat one on the gold part.

    • Both ways silultaneously...

    • Be careful !!

    • Remove the display cable.

  14. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Vibrator: stap 14, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Pry up the vibrator to release it.

  15. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Speakers: stap 15, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the two speakers.

  16. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Speakers: stap 16, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Peel off the two tape pieces securing the cable linking speakers.

    • Remove speakers and cable.

  17. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Logic board: stap 17, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the motherboard.

  18. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 18, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 18, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Disconnect the front facing camera with a spudger.

    • Introduce a flat spudger between the motherboard and the camera flex cable.

    • Then, rotate the spudger 90°.

    • It should separate easily !

    • Do not use excessive force. If it does not work, you probably are not correctly placed.

  19. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Wifi antena: stap 19, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Wifi antena: stap 19, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Peel off coper tapes from the metal plate.

    • Do not use excessive force to peel coper tapes off the metal plate. Doing so may tear the coper.

  20. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Aluminium tape: stap 20, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Aluminium tape: stap 20, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Peel off the aluminium tape making ground contact.

    • Do not use excessive force to peel the aluminium tape off the metal plate. Doing so may tear the aluminium.

  21. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Metal plate: stap 21, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove two remaining Phillips screws securing the metal plate.

  22. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Touchscreen circuit board: stap 22, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Touchscreen circuit board: stap 22, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Release the touchscreen circuit board from the adhesive securing it to the display below.

    • Introduce a spudger and unstick the back of the circuit.

    • There are no components protruding from the underside of the board !

  23. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Metal plate: stap 23, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • 3 points to remove the metal plate with the battery pack :

    • Yellow arrows : only two small clip still retain the metal plate (all screws were removed during previous steps).

    • Blue arrows : lift up the metal plate until pins are released (blue circles).

    • Orange arrows : pull towards you the metal plate to release the plate from top cleats.

  24. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Display: stap 24, afbeelding 1 van 2 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Display: stap 24, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Lift off the display to remove it.

    • There are eight rubber pads which hold gently the display to the plastic frame.

  25. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Broken touchscreen removal: stap 25, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Broken touchscreen removal: stap 25, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Broken touchscreen removal: stap 25, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Here starts the painfull work.

    • The touchscreen is strongly sticked to the frame with a foamed double-sided tape.

    • You can heat up the taped area with an hairdryer to decrease to tape resistance.

    • When soften, introduce plastic opening tools to separate frame and touchscreen.

    • Be careful as the touchscreen will broke easily in little pieces when prying up.

  26. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 26, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 26, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 26, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Introduce plastic opening tools, turning around to separate frame and touchscreen.

    • Be careful as the touchscreen will broke easily in little pieces.

  27. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 27, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 27, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement: stap 27, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • As the touchscreen will probably be broken in a lot of pieces, put cristal tape on remaining touchscreen fragments.

    • It will prevent breaking in multiple tiny bursts. And protect your eyes !

  28. Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Apply foamed double-sided tape: stap 28, afbeelding 1 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Apply foamed double-sided tape: stap 28, afbeelding 2 van 3 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A10 Touchscreen Replacement, Apply foamed double-sided tape: stap 28, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Remove all remaining tape marks before applying new tape.

    • I used standard foamed double-sided tape.

    • Cut to the right size so there are no remainming free space, which would allow dirt to squeeze through !

    • Peel off the interior protective plastic film from the new touchscreen.

    • Place it into the main frame.

    • Press firmly to the adhesive to tighten it!

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

9 andere personen hebben deze handleiding voltooid.

Cecil His Mahier

Lid sinds: 21-11-14

291 Reputatie

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6 Opmerkingen

Excellent, just waiting for my battery to charge up so I can test it.

Rick Lecompte - Antwoord

Too complicated for me, one cable broken. Better to order glass after successful dissassembly

Eckart Wittlinger - Antwoord

You saved my day! It was the first time for me to repair the touchscreen of a tablet and everything works fine.

Additionally I have some remarks:

1) The named tools are useful and were needed. For the single steps it is therefore necessary to order a set of tools including the double-sided tape.

2) I repaired an A3-A11 and obviously there a some differences regarding the structure: There are two more cooper plates like screenshots 19 and 20 solid at the battery plate and two more connectors like wifi antenna.

This was not a problem because the cooper plates were stucked at the frame with a plastic peace and could be easily solved. The connectors could be also solved easily.

3) The reversed action of step 23 (assembly of metal plate) is tricky and must be done very carefully. Otherwise it could be that the back cover doesn't fit correctly.

4) The usage of a hair dryer for the removal of tape should be done carefully otherwise the frame could be warped (step 26).

sgerdt - Antwoord

Perfekte Anleitung! Vielen Dank!

Kleine - hoffentlich hilfreiche - Anmerkungen:

a) Als "plastic opening tools" habe ich Gitarren-Plektren in 1mm Stärke verwendet.

b) Das kaputte Display habe ich außen vollflächig komplett mit Paketband abgeklebt, das verhindert das Herumfliegen kleiner Glassplitter.

c) Vom Verwenden eines Föhnes würde ich ganz abraten, da sich der Rahmen sonst leicht verzieht.

Man muß halt Geduld beim Lösen des Glases aus dem Rahmen haben.

d) Die Dauer der Reparatur würde ich eher mit 3 Stunden ansetzen.

nethippo - Antwoord

worked great…thanks a bunch! Getting all the old tape off took the longest. The other things took less than 10 minutes. I used double sided 3M molding tape. it worked but was a little thicker than the original tape. It’s strong though. I’ve had issues in other tape not holding if the plastic was warped a bit during the heat process. Thanks again…

Marty Collins - Antwoord

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