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Topic # 165834 22-Feb-2015 10:50
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My Mum's dropped her S4 mini a couple of times. The screen has a subtle crack the the earpiece speaker doesn't work - though the main speaker does. Does this sound worth repairing? She lives in Wanganui so I imagine she'd have to send it somewhere.

They look to cost around $329, so I guess it'd be worth spending $150 or so max.




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  Reply # 1244114 22-Feb-2015 13:40
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If it's just a broken glass and a simple speaker flex replacement you *may* be able to get it done for $150 but if it's the LCD the cost of the LCD alone is over that price so it's likely not going to be worth it for broken LCD.

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  Reply # 1244122 22-Feb-2015 13:56
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I would opt for repairing it yourself, replacement glass would be <$10 (pretty rare to actually damage the actual LCD).  Replacement speaker also would cost less then <$10. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1244123 22-Feb-2015 14:01
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Its a amoled screen so no cheap replacements around the place like LCDs have.

If its just the outer glass tho, no big deal, there are non original replacements all over the place for them. If you dont want to do it yourself try one of the small asian repariers, not a large chain that will only source genuine parts and charge an arm and a leg for it. There is one guy in the highbury mall that has done a couple of friends kids iphones a few times.




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  Reply # 1244210 22-Feb-2015 15:57
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Replacing the glass seems simple enough. How difficult do y'all think it'd be to replace the speaker? Could be broken or just a loose wire. I'd probably take it somewhere, either in Wanganui where Mum lives, or she would have to be without for a few days and send it away.

Can anyone recommend somewhere who will accept it by courier and turn it around in a couple of days for a reasonable price?




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  Reply # 1244212 22-Feb-2015 16:00
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have a look here , sorry haven't time to post as vid.


oops sorry posted S3 mini, S4 mini here




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  Reply # 1244235 22-Feb-2015 16:21
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That's pretty cool. Not sure I'd be game to try it, I'd rather pay someone I think. Too much risk of damaging it if I do it.




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  Reply # 1244281 22-Feb-2015 17:44
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That looks like a pretty good option, thanks :)




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