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By gigamage, Member on 14th June 2014, 02:46 AM
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So, Nexus 5 screen is water damaged and wont turn on. (touch works). Anyone know a cheap place to get a replacement? Shipping to Canada would be nice. I looked around ebay most were above $120, one was for $95ish but the seller seemed shady. (all currency is in CDN $)
Couple of Questions:
1) Could someone send me a display that is of lower quality (ie. not 1080p) and it would still work with the nexus 5?
2) How could I check if other parts of my Nexus 5 are damaged? (Speakers, camera, USB, charging work fine)
3) Cheapest place to buy online?
 
 
14th June 2014, 05:19 PM |#2  
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Around $100 is the normal price for the screen.
1) nope I don't think you will find lower display. It doesn't work like that.
2) the only way you can test other parts is first having the screen fix.
3) eBay is probably the cheapest I can think of.

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If it got wet enough to fry the screen...there's a good chance more is damaged. I'd put that money towards a new or used replacement.

Just my opinion. Good luck!
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For ****s and giggles did you try and stick it in a bag of rice for a day or two?

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15th June 2014, 07:17 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by badboy47

Around $100 is the normal price for the screen.
1) nope I don't think you will find lower display. It doesn't work like that.
2) the only way you can test other parts is first having the screen fix.
3) eBay is probably the cheapest I can think of.

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So buying a knock off display is not an issue?

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For ****s and giggles did you try and stick it in a bag of rice for a day or two?

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yes. yes i did.
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For ****s and giggles did you try and stick it in a bag of rice for a day or two?

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I've heard it explained that rice does very little actually. Since rice doesn't actually pull moisture from the air (if so, every unsealed bag of rice would eventually soak itself) it would actually need to be touching the water inside the phone and even then the absorption rate would be quite low.

What is actually needed is something designed to pull moisture from the air, such as those "do no eat!" packets found in some packaging.
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