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Topic # 5745 23-Nov-2005 11:29
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Hey Im not sure how this works at all, but I think im writing for other to comment on or help me out. I recently aquired a Hyundai Tx 115c with a broken screen. I was wondering how hard it is to replace the screen. i know you can go to telecom and it costs $175, I was wondering if i could buy another tx115c (trademe for about $20 bucks) that has got other problems with it, but not the screen, and then just swap the screens over. Any one got any ideas?
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Reply # 23714 23-Nov-2005 11:39
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I suspect that if you are asking this question you probably dont have the required tools and knowledge to do it (without being mean about it).

Lets establish some figures:

Trademe Hyundai: $20 (there are none for that price though i just checked)
Your Hyundai: $20 (based on the value of the Trademe one)
Screwdriver set: $5 (if you dont already have the right ones - they are specialised, and you may not have a retailer with the cheap ones and could pay up to $20)

So theres at least $45 value down the tubes if you do it wrong.

You can buy a $99 phone with $50 credit on it at the moment, or a $149 camera phone with $50 credit on it.

Think hard about the economics before you decide what to do.




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Reply # 23715 23-Nov-2005 11:54
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i was just wondering if it was easy as just chucking a new screen on there or whatever. What camera phone can you get for 149? It is still a 100 bucks cheaper if i sort this one out. Do you have any idea how difficult it is? or i should i stop being such a cheap bastard and get a new one?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 23716 23-Nov-2005 12:10
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This one

Got it from Telecom online store. Not sure if the link is going to valid for anyone else, anyway its the Nokia 6225.

Edit: missed out an 'it' in post




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Reply # 23717 23-Nov-2005 12:10
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The last 11 words in your last post sum it up perfect

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Reply # 23720 23-Nov-2005 13:20
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ihaia: i was just wondering if it was easy as just chucking a new screen on there or whatever. What camera phone can you get for 149? It is still a 100 bucks cheaper if i sort this one out. Do you have any idea how difficult it is? or i should i stop being such a cheap bastard and get a new one?


I'm not familiar with the engineering of this particular device, but I would imagine that the display is probably connected to the circuit board with a hard-wired ribbon cable. Even if you can disassemble the handset to the point of being able to gain access to the necessary components, I would think that your chances of being able to detach and re-solder the ribbon cable without special tools would be almost nil.

As others have pointed out, repairing a modern phone handset is not economical unless it's a very minor fault.

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Reply # 23722 23-Nov-2005 13:32
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In the case of the TX115, I'd expect it will be a ribbon cable, but with a connector. Admittedly some manufacturers have done pretty stupid things in design, but for Hyundai (/pantech/curitel, etc.etc), I'd tend to work on the assumption that the LCD module can be transferred over.

ie: Remove back cover + system pcb, and transfer it onto the replacement front cover+lcd.
Note: keep the back cover & mainboard together as the the ESN on the cover will match the one that's in the board.

But that said, I've never had the TX-115 apart either, and yes, it does require special screwdrivers which you may have trouble buying, or have a buy a set of 20-30 different tips to get the one you want.

Or yeah, just buy a 2nd hand one and use a sync cable to transfer your contacts. Then no screwdrivers involved, and you've got a cable to do other things with aswell (ie: data).

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Reply # 24273 6-Dec-2005 07:42
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for the hyndai tx115c is there somewhere where you can put the phone on silent or something or turn of silent so the ringtones play??

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