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lack of digitizer replacements for win8 PCs

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#1 driftertx


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:14 AM


I run a computer repair shop and Ive noticed the complete lack of after market digitizers available to replace broken digitizers for many of the windows 8 laptops. Most PC mfgs want $350+ for the screen! So far i just disable the touchscreen in device manager ( as many of the broken digitizers will act like theyre being touched when broken making the computer unusable). This bypasses the problem but obviously the crack is usually still annoying for the user. Anyone seen a solid solution for this problem that is affordable for repair?

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#2 smax013


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

That is a downside to touchscreen laptops...the screens will tend to cost more.

Beyond buying new replacement screens from the manufacturers, the only thing that I can think of is to look for used computers on sites like eBay that are being sold for parts essentially. The definite potential flaw with this approach is that there may not be a lot out there yet that are available for purchase.

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