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Topic # 97177 13-Feb-2012 09:09 Send private message

Hey folks,

My wife dropped her new Galaxy Ace and the screen is now cracked.

Have got a quote from a retail store which will cost $170 to fix.

Anyone know any cheaper places to fix cracked screens? 

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  Reply # 580677 13-Feb-2012 09:22 Send private message

I know someone that got an older iphone screen replaced and that was something like $120-$130 - so the price you are quoting doesnt sound over the top.

You can DIY but it looks a little tricky.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitizer-INCLUDING-DISASSEMBLE-DISASSEMBLY-EVERYTHING/dp/B005OYAUZW/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0

18 uk pounds + freight.

I think there are some how tos on youtube - see if that scares you off or makes you keen to give it a go...




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  Reply # 580678 13-Feb-2012 09:27 Send private message

thanks mate, will look into this.

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  Reply # 580685 13-Feb-2012 09:49 Send private message

Just did a google and found this outfit (in Auckland):
http://www.gigacomputers.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=13734&GigaComp=c15c8fb2b7898169d4a427f2d9afa870

Looks like that would be $75 for the display and $29 for fitting.
So... $104 + GST?

Dont know much about them - but maybe worth a look..




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