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Looking for replacement front glass on S3

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14th August 2012, 03:00 PM   |  #1  
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Howdy all!

Not sure if this would be considered the proper place for this but I figured I'd give it a shot.

I cracked the front glass of my S3. It sucks, as the part is very scarce in the US currently. I have found a few replacement parts on Amazon, but the starting price is about $210, a far cry from the $50 I used to pay for my EVO. I know its still early in the game, but does anyone know of a seller that has these replacement touchscreens for something a little more reasonable than 1/3 of the price of a brand new phone?

EDIT: Has anyone tried replacing just the glass, with one of these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Digiti...#ht_2317wt_906

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14th August 2012, 03:34 PM   |  #2  
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Sorry but that might be the best you can get it for, for the gs3, because LCD replacements for the t-mobile sgs 2 is still $149 + shipping as the sgs 1 (Samsung vibrant) is still about $80 plus shipping (both on amazon) and these are all the cheapest prices I've found on the net over the span of a couple weeks of research.

So yeah, $210 is probably the best you're gonna get right now

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14th August 2012, 03:41 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by rock99rock

Howdy all!

Not sure if this would be considered the proper place for this but I figured I'd give it a shot.

I cracked the front glass of my S3. It sucks, as the part is very scarce in the US currently. I have found a few replacement parts on Amazon, but the starting price is about $210, a far cry from the $50 I used to pay for my EVO. I know its still early in the game, but does anyone know of a seller that has these replacement touchscreens for something a little more reasonable than 1/3 of the price of a brand new phone?

Thanks!

it is still new, and CURVED. It isn';t a simple cut and sell situation, they need to mold them.
14th August 2012, 07:26 PM   |  #4  
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Sorry but that might be the best you can get it for, for the gs3, because LCD replacements for the t-mobile sgs 2 is still $149 + shipping as the sgs 1 (Samsung vibrant) is still about $80 plus shipping (both on amazon) and these are all the cheapest prices I've found on the net over the span of a couple weeks of research.

So yeah, $210 is probably the best you're gonna get right now

Thanks for the feedback, I'm starting to see that my LCD and digitizer are fine, just need to replace the glass with something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Digiti...#ht_2317wt_906

Have you seen that process anywhere? All the video I've seen are to replace the full glass/digitizer/amoled assembly.

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it is still new, and CURVED. It isn';t a simple cut and sell situation, they need to mold them.

Thanks for the reply! What of just replacing the glass with this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Digiti...#ht_2317wt_906
14th August 2012, 08:01 PM   |  #5  
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Not sure if you can use this the glass and digitizer are fused together. I think this is just if you buy the screen and digitizer.

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14th August 2012, 09:46 PM   |  #6  
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I wish it was that simple, then I could put a white face on my blue phone and have a hybrid. Maybe I'm wrong but that seems too easy...and cheap.

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14th August 2012, 09:46 PM   |  #7  
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From my experience with other phones. The digitizer and glass are glued together... could be wrong for the gs3, but I would just replace the whole front end.


http://cnn.cn/shop/i9300-galaxy-c-1425_26_1412.html

$269 for the international white and blue.

$219 for the atnt red.

Shipping can take a little while but I've bought from this place before with no complaints.


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14th August 2012, 09:59 PM   |  #8  
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From my experience with other phones. The digitizer and glass are glued together... could be wrong for the gs3, but I would just replace the whole front end.


http://cnn.cn/shop/i9300-galaxy-c-1425_26_1412.html

$269 for the international white and blue.

$219 for the atnt red.

Shipping can take a little while but I've bought from this place before with no complaints.

Thank you for your feedback, this sucks! From your experience, is what I'd be receiving the actual Corning Glass face, or a 3rd party knockoff from cnn.cn?


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I wish it was that simple, then I could put a white face on my blue phone and have a hybrid. Maybe I'm wrong but that seems too easy...and cheap.

You're most probably correct, especially after seeing all the responses here regarding it. Easy and cheap though preferred, is not always the best approach unfortunately.
14th August 2012, 11:24 PM   |  #9  
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Well this happened to mine on Sunday, i looked for every way possible as mine was only the front glass too. It is possible to replace just the front glass but it is very very difficult to do! you have to use a heat gun or a hair dryer to separate the glass front from the lcd/digitizer video here http://galaxys3root.com/galaxy-s3-ro...-on-galaxy-s3/
I just got it repaired on Monday for 150 as a local phone shop had everything in stock and did it n a hour there and then, insurance wanted 100 excess so didn't bother with it. Anyway good luck and i hope you sort it soon as i know the feeling and it sucks
15th August 2012, 12:35 AM   |  #10  
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I know how you feel, it sucks how expensive it is, it dropped 1 inch from my pocket to the cement. Luckily it only cracked a little in the corner, so I won't replace it for now until prices come down.

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