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How to Replace a Q200e /X202e Digitizer

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How do you swap the digitizer from an x202e to a q200e Asus Ultrabook? Is it even possible? It is! Here's how:


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    Take your broken Asus and a pry tool. Carefully slide the edge of the tool under the plastic cover of the screen so that you are lifting it out. Then carefully work the tip around the bezel "popping" the cover out of the case. It should be loose except for the bottom which will require a gentle but firm pull backwards to release from the case. Keep in mind that the ribbon cable is still holding the two pieces together.
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    (This is an optional step). With the digitizer pulled back, you may now access the ten screws holding the screen in place.Using an extremely small screwdriver, such as Phillips similar size to Torx 6 (watch repair sized even), to remove the four screws around the LCD, and will remove the cable connecting the LCD to the machine for easier access. #*Recommended professional repair for the standard user.
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    If you are still attempting DIY repair, at this point remove all screws from the bottom panel, and keep them in a safe location. Remove the bottom panel by gently pulling it up from the case.This gives you access to the screen hinge cover.
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    The digitizer is attached to this silver cover for the screen hinges. the cover houses the digitizer ribbon cable that connects to the motherboard. The casing is mold fitted to plastic nubs on the inside of the digitizer that you have to carefully pry apart, so that you can replace the digitizer. This is an important step and very easy to mess up.
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    Unscrew the ribbon connector piece from the silver casing. This makes it easier to remove the cables for the broken digitizer and the attach the new digitizer.
    • Make sure you are familiar with ribbon cable connectors and how they work so that there are no issues.
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    Screw the ribbon connector back in to the casing. Slide the casing under the screen and snap it in to place. If you have removed the LCD for better access, snap the connector in and screw it in to place. Then carefully snap the digitizer into place, insuring that all of the steps have been followed to get it plugged in. Snap in and screw the bottom plate of the computer.
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    Test your machine. If it does not work, try to go through the steps and make sure all cables are connected tightly. It may be possible that connectors break during a fall or drop and could cause issues. Faulty third party manufactured components like LCDs and digitizers may also be to blame.

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  • If all else fails, find a professional locally or contact the manufacturer.
  • This repair took me around one hour, your repair time may vary.
  • Make sure to go around the edges of the screen and along the bottom of the computer when popping the pieces into place, as these are spots that will bulge out and not pop into place as easily.


  • You should disconnect the battery cable when you attempt to repair any electronic device, and wearing an anti-static strap can alleviate potential damage as well. There is a repair guide for someone who has never attempted this particular repair before and could not locate one online.
  • Do not be afraid to par for a professional repair.

Things You'll Need

  • Multi-tip computer repair screwdriver
  • A replacement digitizer for whatever broken machine you have
  • (Optional) An anti static wristband

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Categories: Hardware Maintenance and Repair

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