Will one broken digitizer pin cause whole digitizer to stop working?
If one single pin on the digitizer flex cable connector (approx pin 50) is broken, can that cause the whole digitizer to not function at all?
My friends wife left her tablet on the balcony, and then there was rain. He then tried to fix it by opening it and drying it. While opening it he punched two holes in the digitizer flex cable and broke one pin on the digitizer flex cable connector.
The unit charges and turns on and off just fine, volume buttons working, SIM card slot seems to work as the unit detects the SIM card, or notices when it is not there. But the digitizer did not work.
I have now replaced the glass/digitizer, due to the broken flex cable, but the status is the same. Could one single broken pin on the flex cable connector cause the whole digitizer to be completely non-functional?
I have inspected the connector in microscope and everything looks ok except one pin that is broken, and missing. The cable also fastens fine when locked in.
Basically what I am wondering/thinking is if a replacement of the connector will solve the issue, or if it is something else. I would have expected most of the digitizer area to work fine, except for just one row or column. But maybe not?