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# 208515 15-Feb-2017 13:32
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In short I have a 2.5 year old LG G2 purchased new. It has had headphones put in and taken out daily (if not twice daily) and now flex has (from use of the headphone jack) means I need to replace the headphone board in the phone.

 

To get the retailer to do this I will need to go to the disputes tribunal as LG have declined to cover it.

 

I am basically looking for opinions on if this is worth fighting or should I pay the $130 cost for the repair.

 

Is it fair wear and tear for the headphones need replacing after say1000 inserts and removals?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1720621 15-Feb-2017 13:37
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Me personally i would expect a sh!tfight via CGA as mobile phones have a questionable life 2+ yrs down the track.

 

 

Instead of fixing I would invest in some bluetooth headphones and enjoy being cable free?

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  # 1720625 15-Feb-2017 13:39
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I would class this wear and tear. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1720632 15-Feb-2017 13:50
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I will be glad to see the back of the POS 3.5mm socket for this reason alone.





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  # 1720639 15-Feb-2017 14:01
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Personally I don't like your chances

 

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  # 1720651 15-Feb-2017 14:04
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You could have a go yourself. I've repaired a number of my phones using Youtube tutorials, and I'm far from an expert.



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  # 1720882 15-Feb-2017 21:45
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Thanks for the reality check - that was was fair wear and tear my gut response but you always hope you could save a buck.

 

I'll decide if I want to repair myself or not over the weekend.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1721004 16-Feb-2017 08:40
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richms:

 

I will be glad to see the back of the POS 3.5mm socket for this reason alone.

 

 

Never had any problems with 3.5mm headphone jacks.  Then again I guess if you're Rich you can afford to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a BT headphone..





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  # 1721017 16-Feb-2017 09:06
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old3eyes:

richms:

 

I will be glad to see the back of the POS 3.5mm socket for this reason alone.

 

 

Never had any problems with 3.5mm headphone jacks.  Then again I guess if you're Rich you can afford to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a BT headphone..

 

 

Bluetooth headphones are getting cheaper by the day, I picked up a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Game earbuds for i think $39 from the warehouse which bang for buck are off the scale, there are any number of sets available for around the $60 mark

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  # 1721035 16-Feb-2017 10:04
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Wade:
old3eyes:

richms:


I will be glad to see the back of the POS 3.5mm socket for this reason alone.



Never had any problems with 3.5mm headphone jacks.  Then again I guess if you're Rich you can afford to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a BT headphone..



Bluetooth headphones are getting cheaper by the day, I picked up a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Game earbuds for i think $39 from the warehouse which bang for buck are off the scale, there are any number of sets available for around the $60 mark


Wow you scored a deal. Cheapest I can see them is $79 and that's on sale down from $109. Don't even see them on the Warehouse site.

Also you can but Bluetooth adaptors for cheap. I got a couple from Kmart which sound really good. Think they were $10.

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  # 1721109 16-Feb-2017 11:32
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I don't think it will help you but I doubt this is just normal wear and tear. LG has had issues with the headphone jack for years, starting with the G2. My G3 was appalling out of the box and the G4 I got to replace it wasn't a lot better.

 

After two and a half years however it's probably a moot point. I agree with the suggestion to get some Bluetooth earphones.


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  # 1721627 17-Feb-2017 00:30
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tchart:
Wade:
old3eyes:

 

richms:

 

 

 

I will be glad to see the back of the POS 3.5mm socket for this reason alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never had any problems with 3.5mm headphone jacks.  Then again I guess if you're Rich you can afford to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a BT headphone..

 



Bluetooth headphones are getting cheaper by the day, I picked up a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Game earbuds for i think $39 from the warehouse which bang for buck are off the scale, there are any number of sets available for around the $60 mark


Wow you scored a deal. Cheapest I can see them is $79 and that's on sale down from $109. Don't even see them on the Warehouse site.

Also you can but Bluetooth adaptors for cheap. I got a couple from Kmart which sound really good. Think they were $10.

 

 

 

Yeah was a few months ago, the box had a $119 sticker on it, think TWL were just dumping stock, ironically turns out they are just Backbeat Go2's but in a different box


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