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Isn't the Note a bit large to place in your back pocket?

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I had the same thing happen, although it happened after someone else dropped the phone.

I ended up buying a new front assembly for the phone for about $237. It was the only seller that affirmatively listed the display as AMOLED. The repair was pretty straightforward and it works well now

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I had the same thing happen, although it happened after someone else dropped the phone.

I ended up buying a new front assembly for the phone for about $237. It was the only seller that affirmatively listed the display as AMOLED. The repair was pretty straightforward and it works well now

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Is it already out of warranty from Samsung that u bought parts by urself ?
 
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@op send it to Samsung and get it fixed for free. Got nothing to lose

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Is it already out of warranty from Samsung that u bought parts by urself ?
I was told that the drop wasn't covered by the warranty.

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I was told that the drop wasn't covered by the warranty.

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but you didnt drop it.
 
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He said someone else dropped it....

But a good hit on the side of the phone can crack an lcd. Seen many.
You cant see any thing wrong unless you hold it into the light.

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He said someone else dropped it....

But a good hit on the side of the phone can crack an lcd. Seen many.
You cant see any thing wrong unless you hold it into the light.

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I decided to go the honest route.

Handed her the phone saying that I dropped it, don't have insurance, can't get it anymore because it's been too long and asked if there was anything that could be done.

She smiled, said "Finally someone is honest, let me see what I can do"

Turns out they had a broken Note3 in the back with a good digitizer and screen.

Charged me 75 bucks, signed me up for insurance (I'm months outside the 30 day window) and sent me on my way.

Sure it's not free, but for 75 bucks and I don't have to mess with it and I kept my integrity, I'm happy!
 
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but you didnt drop it.
I didn't drop it, but someone else did. So the warranty was gone.
The parts for the repair cost $237, i think, and was totally doable.
 
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You have to replace your complete screen.
It's called a full assembly.
You can't just replace you lcd alone.
you actually can replace just the screen - there is a youtube video of a guy doing it.

However, when I did it, it was actually cheaper to buy the entire assembly...not to mention much easier.

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