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Old 09-10-2009, 09:46 AM
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Default OOOPS... Broke the screen. Anyone changed one?

I broke the screen of my Fuze. Time to upgrade to an 8GB version 2.

Has anyone replaced a screen before. I would like to have 2.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:58 AM
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Where would you get a screen to replace it with? Would you be able to buy a broken Fuze cheap that has an intact screen? A new 4 GB Fuze in black is just $51 on Amazon with free shipping. Even if you could get a screen to replace the broken one on your Fuze, is it worth the trouble?
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:12 PM
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geting the fuze apart is easy, putting it back togather is a bitch, the wheel cable is VERY SHORT and hard to plugin, honestly, i wouldnt even bother tryin to fix it....

buy a new one at bestbuy, get the geeksquad warrinty, and in 2 years when the warr is about to expire, exchange it for something newer
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:24 PM
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From the SanDisk forums, you can follow the thread here.

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The Fuze can be opened, although you have to be careful about it, and the screen is attached to the mainboard with a socketed ribbon cable not a soldered one, so that if you can find a cheap or broken Fuze on ebay with a good screen, you will be able to replace it. It's not easy by any means but it can be done. The most dangerous part IMO is the ribbon cable that connects the control wheel to the main board. It's very short, and very fragile, so it's easy to damage. If it's damaged you won't have any controls. Without extreme care and some skill there's a good chance you'll break something, but it can be done.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:21 PM
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I just bought a new black 4GB v2 at RadioShack for $59.

My old one is still "usable", because enough of the screen is still "readable", so it will be used for mowing and other activities to risky for the new one.


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Old 09-10-2009, 03:55 PM
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I just bought a new black 4GB v2 at RadioShack for $59.

My old one is still "usable", because enough of the screen is still "readable", so it will be used for mowing and other activities to risky for the new one.

buy a case for the new one this time.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:04 PM
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I will.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:28 PM
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I have a small blemish on the upper right side of my screen but it still functions. I dropped a heavy staple gun on my Fuze. I don't feel the need to replace the screen.

I have taken apart my Fuze and successfully reassembled it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:39 PM
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I pulled my fuze out of my pocket and it had a dark spot underneath the plastic on the screen. My pocket was empty.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:39 PM
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I pulled my fuze out of my pocket and it had a dark spot underneath the plastic on the screen. My pocket was empty.
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