im a newbie and need help!

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by odawg753, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hey guys this is my first post, after dealing with blackberries for a couple years (and hating them) i finally got a droid last week and feel in love with it right away never want anything else. but i screwed up and had it on my lap when i was in the car and forgot it was there until i got out and it feel on the ground, after that later on that night i realized that the left side of the screen including the back button stoped responding to touch, now i bought this off of a friend so i have no warranty or insurance, so should i buy another one with a bad esn for parts and change the whole screen assembly(assuming its the digitizer) or just buy a new digitizer and change it, or take it somewhere to get that done??
    thank you,
    mike
  2. Sniper_5
    Offline

    Sniper_5 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Manheim, PA
    Did you have insurance on your blackberry? I already called asurion and Verizon. Both told me any phone I add to my plan no matter how purchased will be covered by manufacturer, Verizon, and asurion.

    Sent from my D1 on UD @ 1.2Ghz
  3. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    yeah i did i wasnt aware that it transfers over, but isnt the deductable like 70 bucks or more?
  4. Sniper_5
    Offline

    Sniper_5 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Manheim, PA
    How much can you get a parts phone for? confident you can rebuild it? you could replace it with asurion and know it will be fine and under warranty, or attempt to fix it yourself and upon opening the device void any hope of a warranty if something went wrong. In my opinion unless your an electronics tech I would opt for the insurance. At least if you get a bad refurb you can simply return it. Just my .02

    Sent from my D1 on UD @ 1.2Ghz
  5. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    im pretty sure i can handle it im good with that stuff always fixed everyones nextels and ipods back in the day lol even tho i know this is on a different level i think i could handle it but my main question is do you think it is the digitizer?
  6. Sniper_5
    Offline

    Sniper_5 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Manheim, PA
    Not something I can answer, maybe someone else will come along that can help you out on that one. Best of luck.

    Sent from my D1 on UD @ 1.2Ghz
  7. Droid DOES!!
    Offline

    Droid DOES!! What iDoesn't Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    6,321
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Would a digitizer cause just one quadrant to be off like that? I would think that more than just one would be off. Have the moisture indicators changed? I'm thinking either the initial impact or the dew damaged it. The insurance deductible is $89 if you're on the $7.99 (insurance and extended warranty) or the $6 (insurance only) plan. Or were you previously on Alltel?



    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums app (free in market)
  8. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Moisture indicators are still good and I'm on verizon
  9. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    you never realize how important that back button is until its gone :angry:
  10. odawg753
    Offline

    odawg753 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    update: i changed my digitizer and its fixed, but i have a feeling this digitizer isnt geuine motorola