How Does a Digital Display Screen Work?

Whether you are watching television, reading off your tablet, using your smartphone, or changing satellite stations in your vehicle, you are looking at a digital display screen. Most people do not give a second thought to the type of screen it is – they just know it works. However, there are different types of screens that have evolved over the years, and some of them work better on certain devices than others.

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How Do Touch Screens Work?

Touch screens have revolutionized the way people do everything. You can dine at a fancy restaurant and pay using your finger and a kiosk at your table. You can illustrate, edit and layout a new book you’re working on before sending it off for print, all with the assistance of this technology. You can play music, navigate to a destination, get a better look at what’s behind you while backing up, and control the temperature in your car with a touch screen display as well.

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Smartphone connected to car infotainment system

The Evolution of Modern Car Connectivity, Infotainment, and Navigation

Can you imagine traveling in your car and relying on a large folded map to help you get from point A to point B? Well, that was commonplace before GPS technology was integrated into vehicles. High-tech advancements not only help with driving directions but also how you enjoy entertainment while on the road. The history and evolution of the car connectivity infotainment system and navigation system is one that’s interesting to any car lover or techie.

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Hyundai Kia Navigation Touch Screen Repair

Auto Technology Repair can fix your cracked, frozen, or non-responsive navigation touch screen

Many Hyundai and Kia models such as the Genesis, Equus, Sonata, Azera, and Cadenza experience this failure – The screen lights up as normal, but does not respond when you touch it for any function.  Or alternately, the screen has become cracked due to excessive force or simply defective materials.  At Auto Technology Repair in Mesa AZ, we are able to replace the outer layer of your multi function screen which is called the digitizer.  The digitizer is responsible for communicating your touch commands to the navigation unit.  When this has failed, all functions are left inaccessible.

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Toyota Prius Instrument Cluster Repair

Is your speedometer and instrument cluster black or blank?

Let the pros at Auto Technology Repair diagnose and repair your Prius today!  This issue is very common on 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, and involves a failed capacitor inside your speedometer cluster.  We can offer a full service repair if you are local, just drop your car off in the morning for same day service in most cases. If you are not local to the Mesa AZ area, you can have your instrument cluster removed and shipped to us for repair – Once again, a same day service in most cases!

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Toyota Highlander Rav4 Gracenote Navigation Touchscreen Crack Repair Service

Auto Technology Repair In Mesa AZ Repairs Toyota Gracenote Navigation Touch Screens For Highlander, Rav4 and More..


Newer Toyotas come equipped with beautiful user interfaces, allowing the vehicle driver to navigate, communicate, monitor traffic, and much more.  All while keeping both hands on the steering wheel.  This modern amenity makes driving so much more enjoyable.  But what happens when things go awry?  Toyota Navigation screens are made of glass, which is prone to crack, split, spider, or shatter.  This often leaves the navigation unit unusable, and all of its fancy features inaccessible.  If you’re reading this after calling Toyota,  you already know its going to cost well over $1500 to repair.  This is why the Pros at Auto Technology Repair have developed a convenient and economical fix.  We are able to replace your touch screen digitizer (outer layer of your display screen) and save you hundreds over the dealership.  Take a look HERE to learn more about our specific Toyota Highlander and Rav4 parts and services

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Ford Sync 2 MyTouch Screen Digitizer Repair

Auto Technology Repair in Mesa AZ Repairs Factory Navigation Touch Screens, Including Ford Sync Systems

Is your Ford or Lincoln Sync 2 on the fritz?  Is your navigation touch screen black, blank, scratched, cracked, distorted, or otherwise less than perfect?  The pros at ATR will make short work of the situation and get you right back on the road!  For the past 8 years, this is how we have made our name in Mesa AZ.  Our owner Wes prides himself on staying on top of new technology and providing value-based repairs on all types of automobiles.

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Nissan GTR R35 Bellhousing Repair


An upgraded housing with optional burnt orange metallic powdercoating, by ATR

Nissan GT-R R35 Bellhousing Rattle Repair in Mesa, AZ

The R35 (2008+) Nissan GT-R is plagued with a weak link – The transmission bell housing.  When designing the R35, Nissan installed the transmission at the rear of the vehicle which then required a bellhousing to be installed at the rear of the engine, and a drive shaft to connect the two.  Chevy had been doing this for years with its Corvette, but with one major difference – a torque tube to physically connect the engine to the transmission.  Being that Nissan opted not to do this, the engine and bell housing have the opportunity to move (very slightly) independently from the transmission in the rear.  This results in a large amount of push and pull in the drive-train, and it turns out that the bellhousing shaft bearings are the weak link in this system.  Over time they will damage the aluminum housing and eventually float freely.  This results in a fairly noticeable rattle (even my wife noticed it on mine!).

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Lexus IS Navigation Unit Removal and Repair

The 2006 and newer Lexus IS250 IS350 and IS-F models have experienced a very common rate of Navigation Unit Failure.  But have no fear, the folks at Auto Technology Repair have done the research to get you back up and running in a very timely, affordable, and reliable manner.  Several years ago, as these vehicles began to fall out of their factory warranties we started receiving phone calls from our customers.  Navigation touch screens were becoming unresponsive and stopped responding to touch, or worse yet – The screens went completely blank.  This leaves the vehicle’s climate control, radio, navigation, and Bluetooth functions inaccessible.  If you haven’t purchased your parts for repair yet, please click HERE.  If you’ve already purchased your parts from Auto Technology Repair, check out the videos below.  Remember, we will always provide this information FREE of charge.  All we ask is that you consider us as your number one U.S.A based OEM navigation unit repair vendor.  We offer a 12-month warranty on all DIY parts, and a 24-month warranty on all full-service repairs.

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Cadillac CUE Touchscreen Navigation Replacement

How-to Videos for our DIY Cadillac CUE Touch Screen Customers

As you likely already know, the CUE touch screens have become very problematic and Cadillac has yet to provide an economical solution.  Screens become cracked, speckled, distorted, spider-ed, and unresponsive on many 2013 and newer CUE units.  That’s what motivated us to provide a reliable and affordable solution to our customers in Mesa Arizona.  We began receiving phone calls shortly after these vehicle’s factory warranties had expired, and customers told us that the Cadillac dealers wanted up to $2500 to repair what seems to be a factory defect.  They do not have any extended warranty coverage, and there is yet to be a recall issued by GM. We did our research, tested many products, and feel that we have come up with the most reliable and cost conscious fix available.  If  you haven’t purchased a replacement screen yet, please take a look HERE.  If you’ve already purchased and received your product, take a look at a recent video the folks at Auto Technology Repair have made to help you replace your Cadillac ATS CTS Escalade SRX or XTS touch screen (Towards the bottom of this page).  And remember, we are providing this information FREE of charge, all we ask is that you consider us as your trusted LOCAL U.S.A supplier for all of your OEM touch screen repair parts.  We offer a 12 month warranty on all DIY parts, and a 24 month warranty on all full service repairs.

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