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Has anyone been successful yet? I’m going to attempt to use a heat gun and remove the glass from the LCD. Then reheat the glue and hope I put it back in a good alignment. It would be encouraging to here that someone else has already done it.
 
Update: After using a heat gun to melt the adhesive between the digitizer and LCD and failing miserably I've decided that it is near impossible to separate the LCD and the digitizer. After melting the adhesive I began to pry the digitizer from the LCD and it became immediately apparent that there was no way I would be able to properly attaché the new digitizer to the LCD without creating air pockets. However I pressed on and removed about half the screen with a plastic flathead tool but then the glass of the LCD busted free and was still stuck to the digitizer and that was game over.
 
So if you’re thinking of replacing just the digitizer forget about it. I like the idea of buying a cheap nexus 7 8GB with a good screen/digitizer and just swapping the mother board for the 16/32GB. Hope this helps someone else!

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Original post by: seanrmitchell ,

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Has anyone been successful yet? I’m going to attempt to use a heat gun and remove the glass from the LCD. Then reheat the glue and hope I put it back in a good alignment.  It would be encouraging to here that someone else has already done it.

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