Do I need the (heat?light? protective) foil between LCD & frame?

Was replacing the LCD and digitizer on my phone, when i peeled it away, there was a black sheet of foil attached to the frame that tore. Is this piece necessary? What is it called so i can order a new one? While searching i found little information and the best i could come up with was that it might be for heat and/or light protection.

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Is it a matter of people not knowing what i'm referring to or just unsure?


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That's probably the conductive gasket. I have access through work to GSPN and I checked if there was any information regarding this but I couldn't find anything. My guess is that you'll be fine without it. I think that we'd see a lot more problems related to that if it was an issue and I've never heard anything regarding that.

Just go with it. The tape isn't even available for order from Samsung so my guess is that you wouldn't be able to find it anywhere else.

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Thank you very much for your time and effort. I went ahead and pieced it back together the best i could and put in the new screen/digitizer combo, put it all back together (regretfully) and it seems like the LCD works on a hit and miss basis. going to tear it back apart today and remove the aforementioned piece completely, will post results.


Works just fine, seems that the frame was bent and the LCD was shorting out or something, fixed by adding extra sticky tape as a buffer. Only concern now is the battery may get too hot and burn/ruin the screen.


Glad to hear that it works! :-)


If you worry about the battery getting hot and harming the display, take some kapton tape and isolate the damaged parts of the shield tape.


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