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Should I get my phone repaired?

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by godinthehouse, Jul 15, 2014.

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    My phone has already had a DIY screen repair which went flawlessly, however since then it's suffered another drop. The phone and digitizer are intact, however something internally has been broking, causing the touchscreen to be rendered useless.

    Here's the thing; it's on a 2 year contract, and I'm 5 months in. And seeing as I did the touch panel replacement myself: warranty's void.

    Should I pay and get it repaired by a professional? Or should I just cough up for a new phone? I'm confused and worried and I need a phone on me at all times for various reasons.

    Please help.
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    We can't really help you decide whether you think the phone is worth having repaired again or not. I can tell you that the cost of repair would be far less expensive than a brand new phone though.

    Not sure which device you have, but if you feel it's worth repairing again then I'd go that route. Also, do yourself a favor and invest in a case.
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    You could have a loose connection from the original repair. You usually don't have 2 problems in the same area.
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    Welcome to the Forum.

    I would get a repair estimate. Based on the phones history, you can then decide if it's worth repairing or replacing it.
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    Well, I am feeling bad for you but I would rather say over here that getting a new phone would be a good option rather than fixing up the device again ! Why I am saying this is because once the device is opened it keeps giving problems time to time as this has happened with my previous phone. So better to get your hands on new things rather than wasting time as well as money in fixing the ... o_O
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    That's not necessarily true. I've repaired 1000's of devices, and a majority of them worked fine after repair.

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    Ever fixed the front glass on a Moto X? I just dropped my X and it was the very first phone whose screen I've broken in 20 years of using cellular phones! :-/

    [​IMG]

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    And please stop dropping that phone. It invites problems.
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    Am having a few problems with my Motorola Flipside/MB508, the dialer crashes as soon as I launch it, also the music app crashes too... same error msg on both. I have never rooted the device. Tried a factory data reset but that did not help... also touch no longer works or the 4 touch buttons (home, menu, search and back) touchpad doesn't work either and no lights in the four touch buttons anymore... I was wondering if maybe there is a virus in the ROM, or maybe the flex cable/ ribbon might be damaged but am not sure... please help
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    Unfortunately, no, I haven't. That said, Motorola's are typically much easier to repair than most other makes, except for Nokia, which are ridiculously easy. If you have insurance, I would file a claim. If not, you wouldn't be losing much by disassembling it and inspecting whether it can be easily replaced.
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    No, it doesn't look complicated, and I don't think it will be. That said, take your time and I can't stress that enough! While I've repaired many devices, I've damaged quite a few because of trying to rush through the project.
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    I was wondering if maybe there is a virus in the ROM, or maybe the flex cable/ ribbon might be damaged but am not sure... please help
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    Are you needing help or are you asking for more information from the OP? Your post is a bit confusing.
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    Well, I am having a personnel experience with it ! Once I take that to the .... :( It works fine for one month and after a while it starts getting some problems. I cant' comment over that actually as my experience with the Repair people is quite bad. I still remember my S2, it gets wet because i dropped it in water, I take it to the store they told me that circuit board is fired it needs to be replaced, they said they can fix that circuit board but again it is going to give your problems in future I thought why should I replace the whole circuit board and as the hour bell ranged my device started working back to the normal !! :D I was happy to see and though finally my problem has solved but just after 15 days my device LCD just died again been to store :( changed the LCD again for 15days it worked fine again some problem with the charging IC again got it replace and just after 5 days my device again died the same way like the first time now they are again saying to change my device circuit board :eek: I said that it was changed last 2 months back they... blah....blah..... I :( And lastly I have throw my S2 over the pond:mad: and purchase myself a new one ! And now I am far away from the problems i.e. why I have said that rather than repairing :mad::confused::eek:o_Othe device its better if I purchase a new one .... :cool:
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    You dropped your phone in liquid. The OP just broke their LCD. There is a big difference.

    I don't recommend attempting to repair liquid damage, because as you said, it usually can't be fixed. However, this isn't liquid damage.

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    Well, in both the case the device needs to be opened and I can't trust on opening my device ! I would rather say because I am having an odd experience with the .... that doesn't mean that the other people will also have same experience pretty justified I would say ! anyway it was just my point of view ... :)