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Cell phone repair (Original Post) Old Codger Aug 2014 OP
what and how old is your phone? Kali Aug 2014 #1
2 year old Old Codger Aug 2014 #2
try searching for some reviews Kali Aug 2014 #3
In general, a lot of electronics devices made today are unrepairable. AdHocSolver Aug 2014 #4


(54,772 posts)
1. what and how old is your phone?
Thu Aug 14, 2014, 09:50 PM
Aug 2014

may be cheaper to get a refub/used one there are lots of sites selling plus e-bay

I have used replaceyourcell.com, cellular country, and at least one other one (can't recall the name)

have never had a problem - if something is wrong they are good about exchanges


Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
2. 2 year old
Thu Aug 14, 2014, 09:54 PM
Aug 2014

S4 cracked glass... they want 249 to repair but that place I posted about wants 89. Have to send phone in and not sure about trusting them


(2,561 posts)
4. In general, a lot of electronics devices made today are unrepairable.
Fri Aug 15, 2014, 01:11 AM
Aug 2014

A lot of devices are digital, and their functionality is achieved through software.

They consist of one or two computer chips, some interface hardware and a power source, which is a battery for portable devices.

The computer chips are often application specific and may change from one production run to the next. The software changes as well.

To replace an electronic chip, requires unsoldering dozens of tiny leads in a circuit board which may be multilayered. and requires specialized and expensive equipment plus considerable skill.

Bottom line: It is uneconomical to repair a lot of todays electronic equipment. What they most likely do is send you a "refurbished" unit which is someone's recycled cell phone with a new, easily replaced part, such as the battery.

No one in their right mind would try to repair a cell phone.

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