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Replacement S4 has ME7, but with a little surgery...

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Default Replacement S4 has ME7, but with a little surgery...

My phone started acting up where the screen would only turn on some of the time. The digitizer was working while the screen stayed black. I called up Verizon and had them send me a replacement (covered under warranty) only to find the replacement was on ME7. I was going to take the display off the new s4 and use it on my old one, but after watching a video I decided it was too messy. Then i realized I could just take the board from the old s4 and put it in the new one. I booted the new s4 with the old board in and it worked, however I discovered the problem with the old s4 wasn't the display, but something with the board itself. The new s4 had the same problem as the old s4 but with a different screen.

Is there anything I can do or am I stuck with ME7?
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Pretty sure you're stuck with ME7, unfortunately.
Also, keep in mind that the IMEI and S/N are tied to the board, so you would be sending back a phone with the same IMEI and S/N as the replacement instead of the defective phone. It might cause problems.

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