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Master Geek


# 107547 14-Aug-2012 15:05
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Hi there
Has anyone either had replaced (by a repair shop) or replaced themselves, the back speaker of an HTC Desire.  It appears mine is knackered, only the ear piece speaker works (I've tried all the standard stuff and of course played with settings/volume etc.).  Could someone please tell me who and how much (cost) would make such a repair in Wellington - or whether it's worth having a crack at it myself per the instructions on You Tube?  (I'm not your average 'handywoman' but reckon I could manage a small screwdriver).
Thanks in advance   :-)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 672398 14-Aug-2012 17:46
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I think you might need more than just a screwdriver to replace the speaker. It'll almost certainly be soldered to the phone's motherboard and will probably be hard to remove even with an iron. It might be easier to see if you can get a complete board.

Getting a proper repair place to do the work won't be cheap. You'd be looking at a good couple of hours labour, plus parts. I'd hazard a guess at the $200-300 mark, maybe more.



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Master Geek


  # 672663 15-Aug-2012 10:04
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Thanks for your reply NZGeek

In light of your info, I think I'll just live with no sound until my phone dies, then start afresh!  I've had a good innings with it so far, about 4 years, so no complaints really.  Not worth spending several hundred dollars on it at this stage ...

Thanks again

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 672778 15-Aug-2012 12:39
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These guys will do a speaker replacement for $149
http://fonefix.co.nz/htc/desire/standard-repair
I've dealt with them a few times and they're pretty good. They also offer a 3 month warranty on the repair.

$149 still is a bit to pay though, I guess it's just a matter of figuring out if it is worth replacing for that price.



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  # 672780 15-Aug-2012 12:42
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Thanks for this info Bob (I can't bear to call you 'ugly' Bob!).  $149 is a bit more reasonable and worth thinking about.  Cheers

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Wannabe Geek


  # 677105 26-Aug-2012 13:25
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Do it yourself.
I used this video to guide myself through replacing a cracked screen on my htc desire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXZqIjtFoAU

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  # 677272 26-Aug-2012 20:41
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bramwell: Thanks for your reply NZGeek

In light of your info, I think I'll just live with no sound until my phone dies, then start afresh!  I've had a good innings with it so far, about 4 years, so no complaints really.  Not worth spending several hundred dollars on it at this stage ...

Thanks again

The HTC Desire isn't 4 years old 
It's about two and a half.

My desire is still going strong here. Battery life is getting weaker and weaker however.

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