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# 177120 23-Jul-2015 08:44
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Hi
My LG G2 has a cracked screen.
Its quite severe from the top right corner and spreads towards the centre.
The digitizer works , and the phone functions OK. ( I have to rotate the screen to press  apps
in the working portion of the screen)

My contents insurance excess is $600 so not worth getting this sorted down this path.

The cheapest repair quote is $160, with  a 3 month warranty from AKL.

Now that I have bought a G3, do you think its worthwhile to repair this and sell it on TM?
I know that I might sell it for $300,  so in other words about $100 in my pocket.
What will fellow geeks do ?   

Maybe this needs to be put down, after I have copied my data, pics and do a factory reset
Or sell it for parts ?



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  # 1350213 23-Jul-2015 09:36
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Bin it.




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  # 1350222 23-Jul-2015 09:47
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Sideface: Bin it.


What a complete waste!

Personally, I'd chose between getting it fixed yourself and then sticking it on TM for sale, or just sticking it on TM as is.

But do you think $300 for a working G2 is potentially over-optimistic? I see a new G3 32GB is down to $459, $200 cheaper than when I bought mine back in Jan. So a phone that's now 2 gen's old than the current one is I think unlikely to sell for $300 - personally, if that was my budget I'd go for something like a new Vodafone Smart Ultra - guaranteed, Lollipop...

Given that, the $160 cost of repairs means your net gain won't be great if it sells for about $200-230, but at least it's not gone to a landfill. Check around for cheaper prices perhaps - that seems quite steep for a new screen, given we didn't pay that for a new screen on our iPad Air.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1350309 23-Jul-2015 11:42
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Hi

Thanks for your advise.

I think I will put it on TM without doing any repairs.

cheers

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  # 1350404 23-Jul-2015 13:33
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qwertee: Hi

Thanks for your advise.

I think I will put it on TM without doing any repairs.

cheers


Please let us know what happens.
Keep your asking price low - any sale is better than nothing. smile




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  # 1366052 14-Aug-2015 08:06
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Here is an update-  sort of !

Well I never put it on TM as is where is.

I got the screen replaced at a Kiosk in Kosco off Blenheim Rd for $130 labour and parts inclusive.
They put on a white screen as the black ones they had did not have the right connector at the ribbon cable end.

Works fine, except the 'knock code'' sometimes maybe a hit and miss'!
At the bottom right  there is little gap where they have not pressed on too well when they placed the new screen.

I am waiting for them to get the correct black screen which would be replaced free of charge.

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