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  Reply # 1963767 25-Feb-2018 10:29
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...the service agent charges a $55 inspection fee if the repair isn't covered under warranty, which they charge the retailer for and the retailer is to recover the the inspection costs from the customer. 

 

 

Which is exactly what I said only in a different way.

 

 

 

 

Not really.. but ok.. 




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  Reply # 1968189 5-Mar-2018 10:31
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Just wanted to update. I got the phone back, they replaced the motherboard, with no charge. It took 6 days total, which I was surprised by. Thanks for the suggestions.


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  Reply # 1968236 5-Mar-2018 11:59
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Just wanted to update. I got the phone back, they replaced the motherboard, with no charge. It took 6 days total, which I was surprised by. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

 

So they repaired your 5X? I wonder why they didn't repair mine, just gave me my money back.


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  Reply # 1968238 5-Mar-2018 12:07
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qwertee:

 

In this vein, I had an LG G3 and an LG G4,  both started with the bootloop symptoms.  The G3 now doesnt turn on and if you connect the charger, it will 

 

display a blue screen for a while at times.

 

They well over 2 years old and I approached LG and after about 3 chat sessions, passing the invoices and IMEI numbers,

 

they told me to send it to FoneFix.

 

I am waiting for FoneFix to assess.

 

cheers

 

 

 

 

Got both back in about a week.  Docs state that the motherboard was replaced with new IMEI numbers.

 

 

 

I had another G3 that was bought offshore and the quote from FoneFix was $570.  ouch!


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  Reply # 1968278 5-Mar-2018 13:49
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I used to work for the repair company of a major laptop brand in NZ. Our turn around time was 3 days for most consumer stuff, parts allowing. Retailers would wait until they had 3-4 to drop off/pick up before collecting, so it it would always take 2 weeks or so for the end user to get their laptop back from when they dropped it off to retailer. 

 

 

Haha you didn't work for lenovo then. Months and months of problems. 


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  Reply # 1968285 5-Mar-2018 14:10
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I used to work for the repair company of a major laptop brand in NZ. Our turn around time was 3 days for most consumer stuff, parts allowing. Retailers would wait until they had 3-4 to drop off/pick up before collecting, so it it would always take 2 weeks or so for the end user to get their laptop back from when they dropped it off to retailer. 

 

 

Haha you didn't work for lenovo then. Months and months of problems. 

 

 

Hehe same here few years back.... 1 day business contract on a PC with a faulty PSU - 3 months later they finally swapped the PSU out.

 

 





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  Reply # 1968301 5-Mar-2018 14:54
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Taubin:

 

Just wanted to update. I got the phone back, they replaced the motherboard, with no charge. It took 6 days total, which I was surprised by. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

 

So they repaired your 5X? I wonder why they didn't repair mine, just gave me my money back.

 

 

 

 

They did I was a bit surprised, as a lot of people are stating the same, they refunded them. I just hope the new one other craps out in the next month, or doesn't at all. I only have a month left on the warranty. I feel like I'm holding a ticking time bomb.


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  Reply # 1968307 5-Mar-2018 15:25
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MurrayM:

 

Taubin:

 

Just wanted to update. I got the phone back, they replaced the motherboard, with no charge. It took 6 days total, which I was surprised by. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

 

So they repaired your 5X? I wonder why they didn't repair mine, just gave me my money back.

 

 

They did I was a bit surprised, as a lot of people are stating the same, they refunded them. I just hope the new one other craps out in the next month, or doesn't at all. I only have a month left on the warranty. I feel like I'm holding a ticking time bomb.

 

 

The warranty doesn't mean anything considering the power of the CGA. They can't simply say "Well, you got your warranty period out of it so that's enough to meet out obligations" if it craps out a day after their explicit warranty ends. Actually, they can SAY that (even if it's technically illegal because they would be misleading you about your rights) but if you stand up for yourself they can't get away with it. It's clearly a failure of substantial character being a serious fault and one that would have put you off purchasing had you been acquainted with it at that time. Those are grounds to reject the phone and require a refund. You don't even need to allow them the opportunity to repair it in those circumstances. So you did them a favour by accepting that repair - not the other way around.


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  Reply # 1968309 5-Mar-2018 15:29
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dt:

 

cadman:

 

dt:

 

...the service agent charges a $55 inspection fee if the repair isn't covered under warranty, which they charge the retailer for and the retailer is to recover the the inspection costs from the customer. 

 

 

Which is exactly what I said only in a different way.

 

 

 

 

Not really.. but ok.. 

 

 

You just don't get it. The reason it's charged when the customer drops the phone off, before the repairer has looked at it to determine if it's a warranty issue, much less charged the retailer because it wasn't a warranty issue, is to act as a deterrent to aforementioned ratbags.




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  Reply # 1968368 5-Mar-2018 18:16
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Those are grounds to reject the phone and require a refund. You don't even need to allow them the opportunity to repair it in those circumstances. So you did them a favour by accepting that repair - not the other way around.

 

 

I wish I would have known that before accepting the phone after the repair. I would have taken the refund in a heartbeat, at this point I worry it's going to crap out again after the warranty period ends, and I'll be screwed. I mean on one side, I've had the phone two years and love it, on the other, I am going to be constantly worried about it.


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  Reply # 1968376 5-Mar-2018 18:24
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CGA if it was purchased for personal use.




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  Reply # 1968434 5-Mar-2018 19:59
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CGA if it was purchased for personal use.

 

 

It was, I'll have to read up more on the CGA, and see how it covers me in this situation. I don't know much about it unfortunately.


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  Reply # 1968651 6-Mar-2018 08:05
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I wish I would have known that before accepting the phone after the repair. I would have taken the refund in a heartbeat, at this point I worry it's going to crap out again after the warranty period ends, and I'll be screwed. I mean on one side, I've had the phone two years and love it, on the other, I am going to be constantly worried about it.

 

 

Yeah I'm glad they offered me a refund. I like the 5X and the way it gets updates straight away, but it was like walking around with a ticking timebomb in my pocket. I'm more than happy with my Vodafone V8, performance wise it's better than my 5X (the extra GB of RAM probably helps a lot, I'm able to switch between memory hungry apps like Pokemon Go without having them restart).




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  Reply # 1968658 6-Mar-2018 08:23
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I'd like to get a pixel as I've used the nexus line since they've been available, however I can't really justify the cost right now.


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  Reply # 1968930 6-Mar-2018 14:17
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It was, I'll have to read up more on the CGA, and see how it covers me in this situation. I don't know much about it unfortunately.

 

 

Knock yourself out.


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