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#195767 3-May-2016 11:21
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My 17 year old son dropped his near new Zenphone which has caused a cracked screen (surprise, surprise). He was in the "in-between" period of not having a case as they were not available from PBTech at the time of purchase.

 

PB have quoted $180 to replace the screen. This seems very expensive given that you can replace an Apple phone screen for less than half that. Surprising given that android phones sell for a fraction of iphones. Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative?





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  #1545955 3-May-2016 12:44
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thats a pretty standard price , they wont even fix cracked screens on the Vodafone smart ultra phone, it costs more than buying a new one.





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  #1545985 3-May-2016 13:09
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Buy a screen replacement off aliexpress and do it yourself is probably the cheapest


 
 
 
 


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  #1546296 3-May-2016 20:46
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If you are going to buy your own replacement screen, make sure the screen you get matches the exact variant of your Zenfone - ASUS has annoyingly released several variants of the Zenfone, and there have been reports of replacement LCDs not working because the part number didn't exactly match.

 

Btw, make sure you buy the entire front panel (frame+display assembly) instead of just the display - this will save you a lot of hassle, and all you'd need to do is basically replace the motherboard and back panel. The Zenfone is a bit generous with the adhesive tape though, so you might still need a heat gun / hairdryer for prying apart the battery from chassis.

 

There are some instructions on iFixit - looks a bit daunting but it won't be if you're replacing the entire front panel. :)


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