Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt Touchscreen/Digitizer Repair

Quick and short guide, if you don't feel that you're up to the task, don't do it, go get someone who can (and pay them), but if you wan't to save a few hundred pesos and labor cost and don't want to line up to CM's service center, then read on.

Pry open the tablet, carefully! Try to snap open one corner, and as much as possible do not use metal tools at you could scratch the chassis. Once you've opened up a corner, you can work your way around the whole chassis (slowly!) with only your fingers or using a plastic tool that you can use to pry it open.

Carefully lift the latch that holds the LCD and digitizer's FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) that connects it to the mainboard, then remove the cable.

Using a plastic tool, carefully remove the LCD from the touchscreen/digitizer, just slightly move the retaining clip away from the LCD, give a bit of slack to release the LCD.

The tablet disassembled. Seen on this photo are the touchscreen/digitizer, the LCD and the last is the mainboard with the huge battery.

People complain that the WIFI is weak, and I now know why, since the WIFI antenna is short.


Now go to LRT Mall, look for shops, someone posted in CM Fusion Bolt's page that he found a store selling a digitizer for only 250PHP, I didn't bother looking around since I found one for 350PHP, not bad.

The part number is C182123A1-FPC659DR-04
Manufacturer or brand is HOTATOUCH

On to the repair, I did this inside our car while parked at SM MOA, the only tool I have is an old credit card.

Carefully detach the digitizer from the plastic bezel, use a hard piece of plastic such as an ATM or credit card to pry it open.

BE CAREFUL not to cut yourself, cause I did! Ouch!



The digitizer is held by double sided tape to the bezel, the original tape was still sticky but I decided to add a new layer of tape anyway.


Carefully stick the new digitzer to the bezel, make sure that you insert the FPC (flexible printed circuit) cable through the hole.


Connect the digitzer's and LCD's FPC to the mainboard.


Power up and make sure everything is working fine, then snap the bezel back to the chassis.


Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done! You just saved yourself some money for doing it all by yourself.

Total cost: 350 PHP



86 comments:

  1. boss, can u tell me where is the exact location to buy the digitizer? TIA

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  2. Sir, first LRT station in Baclaran, goes directly sa mall, 2nd floor, tons of stores selling tablet parts.

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    1. ok sir, thank you po. try my luck tom...thanks

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    2. boss avaailable pa ba yan sa inyu touch panel ng fusion bolt?

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    3. Sir Jem, pwde rin po ba mag pagawa dun sa bibilhan ko ng digitizer sa baclaran mall? If ever, how much po? Thanks!

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  3. sir about sa lcd repair,ask ko po kung meron nito sa cubao area?

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    1. Alam ko wala pa LCD parts available. I know kasi sira na din yung cable ng LCD ko.

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  5. hi! if ever po ba nagrerepair kayo for a fee? Nadaganan ko kasi sya. ;( ok naman po yung side na walang crack. na swipe ko pa sya. just the side na may crack ang di gumagana. pag pinagawa po kasi sa cm matagal makuha ;(

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  6. just letting you know sir may gumamit po ng photo nyo posing for digitizer repair.

    http://m.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/14997582/Fusion+Bolt+Touch+Panel+Digitizer?fromRelatedAds=13591364&referralKeywords=cherry%20mobile%20fusion%20bolt

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    1. Hi Cessa,

      Thanks for your concern, I'll try to deal with him later.

      Now regarding your FuBo, I believe this is a task that you can do on your own. Please don't get me wrong, I would love to help but I also do not want to risk breaking something that I do not own. This tablet's LCD is poorly designed, in fact the whole tablet is poorly designed, the flex cable that connects the LCD to the mainboard was poorly mounted. They bent it full 180 degrees, so moving it can cause cracks on the printed circuit and could open the connection, rendering your LCD useless.

      I know, cause my own FuBo is broken again, the LCD's flex cable is broken and last time I checked there are still no available replacement parts.

      I do apologize if I cannot repair your tablet.

      Thanks

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  7. thank you anyway! I'm sorry to hear about your tab..

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  8. sir,, good day po!!
    sir p help naman po ksi yung tablet kong cm fusion bolt nasira wla pang one month skin yun bli ndagan naman ko sya so nag crack yung lcd nya pls.. san po b kya pedeng ma contact ang mahal ksi s iba kahit s service center.. plss thanks,,, eto po yung no ko 09287471930 tex me or call me

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  9. Hi Eric,

    Please see my reply to Cessa.

    Thanks

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  10. Hello Po
    Anu po ung pangalan ng Mall

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  11. Contact me I'll help you fix your fubo for 700 only 350 for the digitizer and 350 sa labor ko it isn't that much expensive compare sa service center at on the spot ko lang gagawin before your eyes 09205111963

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    1. bossing may availableka pa nun digitizer for fubo @350?

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  12. I would really appreciate it if you won't use my blog to promote your services sir.

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    1. Sorry hindi ko napansin kung may white na digitizer

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  14. Gud am sir.. ask ko lang if ok ba ung nabili mo na digitizer nakabili kasi ko sa cariedo kagabi tapos paguwe ko my crack n ulet.. sobrang walang kwenta ung nabili ko dun.. prang ang nipis talaga nya kasi kita ung mga line ng digitizer baka ung nasa baclaran ok ung parts dun..

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    1. Same part number?

      Pangit talaga ang parts ng FuBo, kasi naman 4K lang, tapos may tubo pa si CM dun, kayo na bahala mag estimate kung magkano talaga manufacturing cost nito. :)

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  15. Hi, gudam..
    nid some help..im having issues with my fubo.
    pag nadidiinan ko yung paghawak sa tab, nagiging red yung screen until kanina talagang pula na yung screen hindi na bumabalik sa dati.
    afterwards , hindi na ngrerespond yung touchscreen. i cant even turn it off.
    ano po bang pwdeng gawin? saan ko pwedeng ipacheck-up yung fubo?

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    1. Yung pagiging red at kung ano ano pang sablay sa display, you need to replace the LCD's FPC (flexible printed circuit) cable aka flex cable.

      Pwede mo ipa-check sa CM, good luck. :)

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  16. Gud am sir,
    Tnung kulang kung pano kunin ung wire ng ng cconnect sa screen at sa mainboard?

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    1. Here is my Facebook email: keanu_777@yahoo.com Email:keanu_lorenzo@yahoo.com Please leave a message...

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    2. You need to lift yung tab sa terminal. Yun ang pinaka-lock nya.

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    3. Sir na sira po ung fpc from screen to mainboard.. sn po b yn mbbili? At magkano??

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    4. Hay, nasira din yung flex lock ng sa digitizer ko, yung color black. Sobrang liit kasi. Na force ko kasing iangat. May nakapagpagawa na ba sa inyo? Reply naman po

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  17. May mga parts puh ba ng CHERRY MOBILE BLAZE nabsag din puh ung screen ko..

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    1. I'm not sure, you can try asking around sa mga stores like sa LRT Mall Baclaran or sa Quiapo.

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  18. Sir meron kabang ribbon ng lcd aa fusion bolt kunh meron mga magkano po iyon sir? Ian

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    1. Sa Quiapo po meron, 200 pesos ang isa. Ikaw po ang magkakabit, pwede din sila, pero 150 pesos ang labor.

      Manila City Plaza, sa Plaza Miranda Quiapo, eto ang coordinates at map:

      http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.598446&lon=120.983237&z=18&m=m

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  19. Bad luck. I was on the last part of the screen replacement. I was connecting the LCD cable to the MainBoard pero natanggal yung parang lock(black) sa mainBoard socket. Parang na forced open yata and I see small dents on the socket circuits on both ends. Akala ko kasi pwede siyang ma open pero natangal sya at hindi ko maibalik dahil sobrang liit! I still tried to connect the cable without the lock pero hindi nag work ang touch screen parang ordinary monitor na lang:-(

    Do you think may chance pa ma repair ito sir?

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, even you manage to find a flex terminal, you won't be able to easily mount it using a soldering iron.

      Well actually, if you're very skilled in soldering you can. I used to work in manufacturing and manual solder operators can solder very fine IC pins just fine using only a soldering iron.

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    2. Thanks for the reply bro. Is this flex terminal common or easily found in other celfones? Do you think cellfone technicians can handle the soldering work u mentioned?

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    3. ako din yung flex nang LCD sira and yung lock(black) for flex nang digitizer sa board..

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    4. ako din yung flex nang LCD sira and yung lock(black) for flex nang digitizer sa board..

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    5. Hay, nasira din yung flex lock ng sa digitizer ko, yung color black. Sobrang liit kasi. Na force ko kasing iangat. May nakapagpagawa na ba sa inyo? Reply naman po

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  20. san po particularly sa baclaran mkabili ng digitizer? just recently nasira ang touch panel ng fusion bolt ng kid ko. thanx.

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    1. LRT Mall, yung mall sa karugtong ng LRT Redemptorist station (1st station).

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    2. LRT mall...pagbaba mo sa LRT baclaran makikita mo may Jollibee sa loob...diretsuhin mo yung hallway...the last na bumili ako digitizer nasa 300...ang problem ko now flex nang LCD atsaka yung black na lock nung connection sa digitizer...natanggal at di ko na naibalik.

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    3. Yung FPC or flex madali lang meron nyan, pero yung terminal, I doubt, plus baka hindi mo din mahinang ng maayos.

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  21. Sir pwedw po ba ako makaorder ng tag350 n touch screen panel ng CM fusion bolt?I'm from cotabato city, text me sir 09072540898.Thanx a lot and God bless..

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  22. Hi Jem! Do you have any idea what's the issue if my FuBo's screen flickers randomly? Nice tutorial BTW, keep it up..

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    1. It's the LCD flex cable, it's bound to fail coz of the way it was mounted at the plant.

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  23. sakit na ata talaga ng fubo yung black lock ng flex socket natanggal din yung akin, may nabibili po ba na replacement socket para dito?

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    1. Bro, napagawa mo pa ba yung lock? Ganyan din nangyari sken. Help naman

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  24. Hindi ko sigurado kung meron na, at kung sakaling meron, challenge yan sa pagkabit kasi dapat dyan reflow (hot air) soldering, plus sa manufacturing plant ay soldering paste ang gamit.

    Poor manufacturing process yan, poor quality solder din kaya nagkaganyan yan.

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  25. This is an easy and simply way of repairing. I am delighted to read about it on this blog. Thanks for the share.

    Professional Cell Phone Repair Long Island

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  26. Sir nabasag po kase touchscreen ng tablet ko fusion bolt nabasa ko kse may nbibili sa lrt mall f ever po ba
    meron pa available.sir f ever po ba pwede ko pagawa nlang sau?

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  27. Hi po mr.jem meron pa po kaya available na digitizer para sa fusion bolt ko kse nalaglag po kase nagkacrack working parin pero dko na maslide pwede po ba patulong..tnx in advance.dto lang ako sjdm bul.

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  28. Hi sir, pahelp nmn po sa fubo ko ayaw na nyang magoff. Then prang hanged logo na xa pag turnoff mo lalabas ulit fusion bolt logo then cm logo, ganun nlang xa. I tried resetting pati hard reset pero pag on ganun prin ayaw nyang magtuloy sa home. Pls help nmn po. Thnx. Emailad ko po rhoye16@gmail.com sana matulungannyo ko

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  29. Thanks sir, I just followed your instructions. ^_^
    di nga lang hotatouch yung nabili kong digitizer. pero ok naman. Php300 lang sya.
    dun ako bumili sa Baclaran. Ayos n.
    Thank po talaga. God Bless

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  30. mga sir hlp regarding sa digitizer meron po bang pang flare na binebenta dun and ask ko po kung mgakano iddea lng maraming salamat sorry pakikisawsaw sa thread na toh..

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    1. toh nga pla number ko sa mga ng magoofer 09192437331 slamat talaga

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  31. hello po....paano po tanggalin yung FPC from digitizer to mainboard at lcd to main board????? tnx po...need help... :-)

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  32. sir meron pa po kaya sa baclaran mall yung CM FUBO touch panel, at maganda kaya po yung quality non. tnx, hope u can rply. salamat po ulet

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  33. Do you guys think this will be the solution for my tablet? CM FB din. Kusa kaseng nag to-touch yung tab ko sa right side always ng screen, kahit di ginagalaw o tinatouch. Digitizer po kaya problem nito? Thanks po

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  34. Sir meron po ba nabibili ng lcd ng omega hd 2.0 doon sa baclaran salamat

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  35. sir ask ko lang kung merong nabibiling LCD ng SUPERION DISCOVER nabasag kasi yung sakin thanks and godbless ..

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    1. sir may nabili knb n LCD ng superion mo..nabasag din kasi sakin..kung meron san k nakabil..

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  36. Sino po pde magpdala ng touch panel outside metro manila?

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  37. sir question, the Battery of my Fubo seems defective.. it takes 10 to 12 HOURS before mag FULL Charge. grabe. 3-month old lang Fubo Bolt ko.. Am thinking of bringing to the CM Repair Ctr at SM North, but worried it takes 2months for their repair? Defective talga Battery or maybe Connector? :-( Any advice po? TNX.

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  38. good morning sir, ask ko lang po possible problem ni fubo ko, kasi hirap po sya itouch minsan d magwork,sometimes d tugma sa tina touch,sometimes kusa naman sya kahit di pindot. pahelp naman po possible problem. touch pad na po ba or digitizer or me iba pa po defect? thanks po

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  39. sir,, tanong ko lang po kung original parts ng digitizer para sa FuBo ang mabibili sa baclaran? bka po kc replacement lng kya mdling masira? 2 beses n po ako ng papalit ng digitizer sa fubo ko, tpos madali lng ncra..

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    1. They, actually OEM parts sila, madali lang talaga masira kasi pangit talaga yung Fusion Bolt, cheap and fragile parts.

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  40. thanks, sir jem aguilar!
    I really like ur tuitorial! keep it up! ;-)

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  41. hi pwedi po ba makabili online? bibili po sana ako.

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    2. pwede k sakin bumili online. LCD, TOUCH SCREEN OR ANYPARTS ng tablet, cellfone,computer and camera. u can call me thru 09231666589.

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  42. Sir! pa help naman.

    nalilito ako, kung ano ba ung nabasag sa CMFB ko, kung ung difitizer ba o ung lcd
    and hnd ko ma-gets kung pano napag hiwalay ung sa may screen part.
    wala ba kayong video?

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    1. makakalas mo ung screen sungkitin mo ng maliit na screwdriver dun mismo sa harap na screen sa salamin ung pinagkakabitan ng screen protector, sungkitin mu ung kanto pailalim.. ako din nalito nung una.. hehe :D

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  43. Kevin watch mo pics s taas. Para mkita mo kung paano naipaghiwaly yung lcd at screen.

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  44. kakabukas ko lang ng akin ngayon, tinanggal ko na ang digitizer kasi un lang naman ang nabasag gumagana pa naman ung lcd, nakatulog ako habang nanonood ayun nabitawan ko.. hehe :D I'll be going to baclaran tomorrow to buy digitizer.. THANKS TO THIS POST SIR JEM! VERY HELPFUL! :))

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  45. Nakabili na ako ng digitizer para sa CM bolt ko... 200 pesos ko lang nakuha ung akin at gumagana na ulit siya. :)

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  46. Ako din nakabili knina 180 pesos lang. Working fine naman so far.. Maraming thanks sir Jem!

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  47. Hello Sir,
    Meron po kayang touchscreen digitizer na nabibili for cherry mobile superion discover tablet?

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  48. pakitext naman po sakin if meron 09293157882 at kung pwd makabili online.tnx

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  49. saan po ako makakahanap ng Digitizer ng Superion Odyssey Tab... and if same lang po bah ang pag change ng fusion bolt. pa help po ako please

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  50. sir gumagana po ba ito sa cherry mobole superion discover? ty po sa reply god bless po

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