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The front glass on my xps 15 touchscreen has a crack that runs all the way across from one side to the other. It works fine and straight on the image quality is perfect, but viewed from an angle you can see the glass edge on the curved crack. I suppose there is no way to replace this glass - is it integrated into the panel? 

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Normally the touchscreen glass is not easily separable from the panel; the glass, digitizer, and display panel are adhered together.  You'd probably have to replace the entire display enclosure with panel included.

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Thanks guys! 

I don't have a repair shop around me, but it looks like I can get a replacement panel new on amazon for $350 or used on ebay for $125. I found a video on youtube I can follow (have to repaste the cpu to do the screen swap, but should be doable in an hour or so.)

It's still functioning perfectly right now, but the crack probably suggests that it won't forever... so might as well do it while parts are still available. 

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I just replaced the touchscreen on my son's Inspiron 5368. It was easy and took me about 30 mins. It's working perfect and have no issues with it at all. I would spend the extra and buy direct from dell however. The aftermarket parts are not to the quality.  I ordered a base cover for my notebook and it never fit correctly and was the wrong color. 


I ordered the screen and the correct bottom and they both fit perfect. Buy your parts from dell. 

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