For Samsung Galaxy Note II, the display/screen is comprised of 3 layers:
An outermost protective Glass.
A middle layer Digitizer or Touchscreen.
An inner layer LCD for displaying images.
When a screen gets damaged/cracked, there are two possible outcomes:
In 75% of the cases, only the outer glass gets damaged/broken:
The economical close-to-perfect solution:
We can separate the damaged glass from the two inner screens and replace the glass alone. You get charged for the glass replacement only. This solution provides an almost 100% perfect screen, though possibly with some very minor cosmetic imperfections.
--> Samsung only replaces entire screen assembly <-- and does not recommend a glass-only repair
Other issues to be aware of when replacing only the glass:
(these issues will arise regardless of where you have your glass replaced)
1. This solution provides a replaced outer glass that is not factory-sealed to the inner digitizer. The resulting touch-screen operation will be slightly different from what you would experience with a brand-new screen.
2. Occassionally your device may freeze when the screen is pressed harder-than-normal. The immediate solution is to lock and then unlock your device to resume normal operation.
A perfect solution, to avoid the above issues, is to replace the entire screen. See #2 below:
In 25% of the remaining situations, the Digitizer/Touchscreen and/or the LCD are also damaged:
Since The Digitizer and the LCD are designed and manufactured as one inseparable and integrated component, they cannot be independently replaced, thus requiring replacement of the entire screen. You will therefore be charged for replacing the entire screen.
The Galaxy Note has a 5.29-inch HD Super AMOLED gorilla glass touchscreen with 16 million colours. It has a WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution screen with 285 pixels per inch. The Galaxy Note II has an absolutely stunning display. Gorilla glass is mostly used on smartphones to resist scratches, which is great for the Note because of its "phablet" design.
Samsung Note II was first released on September 2012. The Samsung Note II has a bigger screen than the original Note, it has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. It has a Gorilla glass 1280 x 720 screen with a 267 ppi (pixels per inch).
Samsung Galaxy Samsung Note II screen replacement will resolve the following issues:
Samsung Galaxy Note's lock screen is pixilated and flickers
Galaxy Note II has a black crushing issue
Note's screen is blacked out
Galaxy Note II screen resolution is dark
Dead spots on the screen
Samsung Note II screen blinks
Screen colour changes from white to a yellowish colour
Samsung Galaxy Note II beeps and then the screen looks like a tv without a signal
Galaxy Note shows almost a full circle on a white or black page.
Note II screen turns to a distorted view after pressing the power or home button while on sleep mode
Unless you are an expert, trying to replace the digitizer/touchscreen yourself is hazardous to your happiness. These screens are very fragile and expensive. The glass or the digitizer is fused to the display/LCD, and the display is tightly fitted to the Note's frame. This screen replacement is best left to experience technicians.
Unfortunately, we have had a number of DIY-enthusiasts, victims of the many online videos, straggling into our store clutching their newly purchased broken screens and their Galaxy Notes, looking for help.
Our experts can fix your Galaxy Note II screen in 1 hour.
Common Samsung Galaxy Note II Problems
Cracked or broken touchscreens/LCDs are the most common problem with the Galaxy Note. Many people mistakenly believe that the Gorilla glass is unbreakable, which is untrue. Gorilla glass is a great improvement for smartphones, making it less easy for the digitizer or screen to get scratched, but it is still easy for the display to crack or break.
Often, the digitizer or LCD may not be visibly broken, but does fail to work due to repeated knocks, dings and drops. So, while the display has no visible crack, it might be white or unresponsive to the touch. After suffering multiple knocks or dings over time, just the slightest impact may render the screen inoperable. This is a perplexing but common experience for many users who can't understand why a very slight impact resulted in the failure of their screen.
Screens can also bleed the liquid that is sealed within the LCD glass. This can occur weeks or months after the first serious impact/drop suffered by the screen. This impact often results in a hair-line cracks that are typically invisible to the naked eye. Over time, however, repeated knocked can widen and deepen the cracks until the cracks are large enough to seep out the liquid.
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