Cracked screen

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  1. Bluesman2008

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    I felt awful. I only had my 8 + for about a week. Coming out of a building, the music from the phone started playing for some reason. So I picked the phone out of my pocket to turn off the music when my foot caught one of those concrete parking lot dividers and down I went.

    The screen cracked in a number of places near the bottom. Nothing broke...just spider web type fractures. It's not covered from what I've read even if you had insurance on the phone (which I didn't - because I've used these things for decades and never ever dropped one.

    So I find this screen replacement kit. Does anyone know how difficult this. If the factory did it, I'd be without the phone for god knows how long and I doubt there's any place here in town where I can walk in and get it replaced.

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    there are several youtube videos on replacing the screens. you may want to search for then watch them and see if it would be difficult for you. what is easy for one person may be difficult for another.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your broken screen Bluesman. Hope you can get it repaired / replaced.

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    Oh man that sucks.. I'm one not too confident I could replace a screen without causing further damage myself

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    So sorry, bluesman. I too cracked my screen on my N5. First time I ever cracked a screen. It's almost a two year old phone and I was sickened to see that cracked screen. I can imagine how much worse it must've felt for you.

    See if you can find a Samsung tech, locally. Best Buy stores often have them. They may be able to suggest the quickest and best way to fix.

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    Just saw a repair place online and called them. They wanted over $300 to replace it. That's not going to happen. Actually, the phone works perfectly so I'll try to live with it. When the phone is turned on, you can barely see the cracks. But next time in Best Buy I'll ask for others local who can fix these things. I watched one of the "how to" videos. I think I'll pass on that endeavor.
     
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    did you check locally? a lot of mom and pop phone stores will do it. However. you can live with it and don't already have one, put a screen protector on it. It could hide some of the cracks and since cracks tend to expand, hold the glass in place.

    Personally I would get it fixed. pressure on the cracks during usage or kept in tight pockets could cause external damage in the future and eventually make the phone unusable and even more expensive to fix.
     
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    Ok. Will try best buy and see if they have any recommendations.
     
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    hopefully your best buy is better than mine. the one in my area will suggest whatever gives them the most profit and want to send it off to be fixed.
     
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    See if they have a Samsung representative. If so, I hope the rep would be able to advise on best ways to get it done.

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    I'll do that. Not crazy about best buy..makes me nuts when I can't just pick up a phone and call them. I'll see if they have a samsung rep
     
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    Just a heads up, the Samsung area will be replaced this month with a home security company.
     
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