Is it worth it to try to get this crushed phone repaired?

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  1. jcb3030

    jcb3030 New Member

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    My Android Incredible was run over by a car (long story).

    It still powers up and I can access the hard drive, however, the touch screen is smashed.

    Do you think it has any hope of repair or any value for parts or is it a total loss?
     
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    Wow... it still works? Incredible! Lol...

    It would probably be cheaper to just do an insurance claim. You have insurance?

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    No insurance or I would have filed a claim already.

    It is amazing that it turns on. The audio even works - it makes the Droid sound on startup.
     
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    You can probably get someone to replace the led screen and digitizer then...and most likely the trackball button...or whatever it is. It might be cheaper to jusr buy a used one though at that point.

    Sent from a cyanoblurred Droid 2 Global
     
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    Don't know where you are, but here in Minneapolis there is a guy who posts on Craigslist. He does screen replacements. I have seen his before(much like yours) and after pictures, and it looks like new. I think he charged like a $100.

    So maybe try looking on your local listings to see what you can find.

    Also I kinda live in the 'hood's and there are lots of little bodegas that ofyfer phone unlocking and repair. But again, it all depends on your location.

    Good luck!

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    I'd say its worth it, if you have a phone that can live through being crushed by a car, think of what else it could survive! And the no insurance is a big reason, I'd say look around at repair costs and look at ebay/craigslist for incredibles, used ones have dropped in price a lot
     
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    I'd be hesitant to repair it, because you're going to spend $100-150 fixing it, and if there is some internal damage that doesn't become apparent until a month or two later... then you just wasted that repair money. Similar to water damage... you can dry out a phone and it functions perfectly, then all of a sudden weeks or months later something gets shorted out. What are the used ones going for in your area?
     
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    Tough phone. There are a few other phones in the used market for a little more than $100. How do yo know there are no internal damages?
     
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    What other phones? I would want something comparable to the Incredible.
     
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    You can probably just grab another incredible in that case, I'm sure the price for them has dropped fairly substantially.

    Sent from my cyanoblurred D2G
     
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    Any ideas where to look for used ones? Craiglist and Ebay...anyplace else?
     
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    For the price and hassle (and possible future issues) of having it repaired, I'd just look for a used one. Seems like they go for $150 or less. I'd start with craigslist first, then check ebay. Wherever you buy it, make sure it has a clean ESN, and if you do go the CG route, I would recommend doing the transaction in a Verizon store and activating before the seller leaves.
     
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