The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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Replacing only the digitizer's flex cable?

When trying to separate the glass from the LCD and digitizer, I accidently cut the digitizer's flex cable. It's this tiny piece: digitizer's flex cable

Since I still have a flawless LCD and digitizer as well as an old flex cable (a working one I have left from another faulty S4 in my desk), I should dispose of all the parts I need to build a fully working LCD assembly. However, I have no idea how or wether it's possible to attach a digitizer's flex cable back to the digitizer... Does anyone have experience with it? Do I have to solder it? Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

By the way I tried to google it, but I couldn't find anything.


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I don't think it is. I have loads of cracked ones and pulled it off and it's one unit, it's not really soldering to anything more stuck in place. If I'm not mistaken you can repair the tear in the cable I can't remember what the stuff you need is called but I'm sure somebody will!

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Thanks for the answer. Too bad though :(

But anyway are you sure? Because there are replacement flex cables for sale, so shouldn't it be possible somehow? Fixing the tear in the cable is not an option since one half of it got completely ripped off from the digitizer...


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It happened with my phone too. I just bought the flex cable. Do you know how to replace it by any chance so the LCD will work again? Thanks

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