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Default [Q] I "destroy"ed my Defy, hardware-style

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I received this Defy from a friend so that means no warranty here :/

I actually wanted to replace the faulty speakerphone of my Defy.

I proceeded to order a speakerphone piece for my Defy, then when it came it had free tools for use as well.

I then went ahead to take everything out, and replaced the speakerphone.

I then realised that the I lost the part near the LED (proximity sensor?) when I pressed the button on the speakerphone part to release it.

I thought nothing would go wrong, so I went ahead to place everything back, including the touchscreen.

But then I tried screwing the screws back again and realised they could no longer be screwed back into place. I took a closer look and saw that the screws themselves had been "circle"-fied from a hexagon shape, probably friction caused it.

Now I am stuck with a Defy that shorts the screen upon accepting a call (but the speakerphone works) and a thin strip in the touchscreen that doesn't work.

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go into some Repair service other than Motorola som non official People can Help,they have exeperience!
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yeah go to non official service center... who knows u might get unlocked boot loader...

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Okay then , will see if there are any crazy repair shops around . Thanks guys

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I see ur from Singapore...
its not a hard job finding a repair!!
I was on a tour and my phone broke while in Singapore... and they fixed it for really cheap!

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I see ur from Singapore...
its not a hard job finding a repair!!
I was on a tour and my phone broke while in Singapore... and they fixed it for really cheap!

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Yes.....but it depends on which part of Singapore you are at.....
I went to a nearby phone shop , ask for details and they're wanting to charge me SGD$90 for just the touchscreen
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Smile about the screws

What i learned from mending and playing with electronic devices is that small screws as seen on a phone are easy to "circle"-fie or destory the thread/scroll. So don't press hard, and as in the video above try to unscrew it without moving the tip of the screwdriver in the screw. Just one turn can damage the screw for good.
Sometimes even if you do it correctly after several screws on/off it gets damaged.
But they are cheap. Saw a US site with phone parts and they had the Defy outer screws for a cheap price. I guess in a service they come even cheaper.

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Out of searching the entire Singapore with my small budget I gave up and sent it for official service :/
But to tell the truth the service centre was quite....umm....dead , 2 workers and only 1 customer when I was there

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