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By ehBrY, Senior Member on 26th April 2012, 08:46 PM
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The glass on my T989 have had scratches for the last month. It hasn't gotten worse, but I really want to get it fixed, because its starting to really get to me. I'm weighing my options, it seems it would be too costly, and I plan on rather spending money on getting a SG3 at full retail. Should I repair this, and sell it, or sell it as is on craigs list? What would be the most cost effective way? I notice there are OEM original glass replacements on ebay for like 10-15 dollars but don't know how to replace it myself. How much would it be to get a professional to do it? What price would I be able to sell it at on craigslist just to sell it as is? I'm not sure what I should do, any suggestions would help. Theres like 6 hair thin crack lines spread in a circular pattern about 2 cm apart on the top half of the screen. Any suggestions appreciated thanks!
 
 
26th April 2012, 08:58 PM |#2  
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I have never tried it myself but I have heard that replacing the screen on most phones is not too difficult.
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I have never tried it myself but I have heard that replacing the screen on most phones is not too difficult.

I dunno this one seems pretty darn hard. My Hd2 was a b**** since it needed soldering so instead of trying I just sold it
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26th April 2012, 10:21 PM |#4  
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Ive been meaning to post up a tutorial but I did it for myself...it was simple but Replacing the screen on this phone for some scratches is not the best option though as its an expensive screen


Btw the screen and the digitizer are one peice... Or at least very well glued together

Isnt there some type of 'scratch filler' thing that you rub into the scratches?


Try on of these ideas
http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/hub/Glass_Repair


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27th April 2012, 12:26 PM |#5  
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Omg what happened!?!?

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Omg what happened!?!?

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Yeah what happened???
28th April 2012, 12:38 AM |#7  
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Cellulardr.com

They can fix it, they handle my phone's screen and USB port in about a week.

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Are they scratches or cracks? Big difference.

I had a few thin, semi-deep scratches on my screen a while back. I put a dab of white, semi-gritty toothpaste on the scratches themselves, and buffed it into the scratches with a dry towel corner until all residue was gone, then repeated. Did it about 4-5 times and lines were almost entirely buffed out. Can no longer feel lines and can only see when looking extremely close for them. Phone smelled good to boot! Haha!

Cracks... that's a whole another issue.

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Omg what happened!?!?

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Phone was plugged into my laptop and I was using it while I sat on the floor and the laptop was on my nightstand... I got up to close the laptop lid and it fell...unfortunately the corner of the laptop hit the screen... I spent 175 for the replacement screen and fixed it myself

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Phone was plugged into my laptop and I was using it while I sat on the floor and the laptop was on my nightstand... I got up to close the laptop lid and it fell...unfortunately the corner of the laptop hit the screen... I spent 175 for the replacement screen and fixed it myself

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Holy crap $175?! I'm assuming you didn't have insurance? The deductible is only $130.

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