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Help with Android phone repair

Started by Caleb Hansberry, March 13, 2015, 10:48:54 pm

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Caleb Hansberry

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 16, 2015, 06:07:58 pm
Awesome. Btw how much does a replacement LCD cost?


For something this old, $8.

DJ Omnimaga

Aah good, I thought it was around $100-300.

Caleb Hansberry

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 16, 2015, 06:15:28 pm
Aah good, I thought it was around $100-300.


Heh, that's about the rate for an iPhone 6, but even then its including the digitizer whereas this is just the LCD. Age makes a great difference in phones!

Streetwalrus

Yeah for my nexus 4 the replacement screen cost like $150 which is like, half the price of the phone. >.>

Caleb Hansberry

Quote from: Streetwalrus on March 16, 2015, 07:40:38 pm
Yeah for my nexus 4 the replacement screen cost like $150 which is like, half the price of the phone. >.>


Yeah its sad but true $8 is half the price of the Incredible too - it is a $20 max phone, like the Droid Eris or Motorola Droid. So many phones that cost $199 in 2010... I mean I was there, and that time is gone...  :-|

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Streetwalrus on March 16, 2015, 07:40:38 pm
Yeah for my nexus 4 the replacement screen cost like $150 which is like, half the price of the phone. >.>
I have the same problem with computer replacement parts. It's even worse when you are not tech-savy enough to repair it yourself and bring your device to a store to get it repaired. At the local Staples, just replacing a graphic card and power supply in a computer costs as much as a low end computer that is brand new. I assumed that some phone screen replacements would also be pricey due to those components being so small and more advanced.

Streetwalrus

Well when I need to replace parts I buy newer ones anyway if it's for a pc. :P So it justifies the cost.

DJ Omnimaga

Indeed, but in my case buying computer parts often mean they come from different companies, so the shipping costs add up fast since it's impossible to combine shipping. As a result, buying pieces separately often costs more than buying a pre-built computer (in USA it's the opposite since most parts are manufactured there and thus, reduce shipping costs) and on top of that with a pre-built computer you get a Windows license and most stuff is pre-installed. You often get stuck with lots of crappy bloatware that you can't remove, though.

Streetwalrus

Hmmm, most parts are actually made in china. :P

DJ Omnimaga

Oh right, but I think they come via USA prior coming here, right? Or at least online parts, that is

Caleb Hansberry

Well, onto the next problem. My 2009 Motorola Droid has Android 2.2, and I wish to install Cyanogenmod 7. However when I tried, it installed but then kept reloading the cyanogen boot animation over and over! Any ideas why this could be, am I forgetting anything, do I need root? Thanks!

Streetwalrus

CyanogenMod comes pre-rooted (at least the recent versions, I dunno for 7) but you don't need root, that's just a convenience. I can't really help you like this, there are many reasons why it could bootloop.

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

Nope, last versions aren't rooted. My opo isn't.

Snektron

My CM device's rooted, but maybe it depends on the device build
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Caleb Hansberry

Aww okay so I dunno why it's boot looping :/

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