[Q] Moto G damaged - needs board change.
My Moto G 16 GB (XT-1033) (purchased in India on 6th Feb 2014) suffered a hardware problem. The phone had an exposure to water soon after its purchase. As a result the phone restarted and SIM1 wasn't working. After few hours, the SIM1 was working and phone resumed normal functions.
After nearly three months, the phone which was lying in the couch was vibrating. I wasn't aware for how long the phone was vibrating and when inspected there was no incoming call and the phone was running very low on battery. Thinking that this could be a software glitch, I attempted to restart the phone. The phone was still vibrating even after switching it off. Due to low battery, the phone wasn't starting at all. The continuous vibration depleted the remaining charge and eventually the vibration strength reduced and soon became dead.
When I tried to charge the phone the phone started to vibrate and the LED was glowing solid at the very moment I connected the charger. Both symptoms were off when I detached the charger immediately. I left the phone overnight to charge in this condition. In spite of overnight charge, the phone does not start. I tried the normal and safe mode start up options.
When I approached the authorised service centre, I was told that the phone has water damages and corrosion has occurred. Their only solution was to replace the whole circuit board which would cost roughly 80% of the cost of the new phone. They said firmly that water damages are not covered under warranty.
At this position, can any other suggest what best can be done at least expense to have my phone back?
My few options:
- Replace the circuit board
- Cannibalize the defective phone by selling its spares like display and digitizer, its battery, etc.
- Buy another damaged (other than circuit board) phone and swap the circuit board.
- Some other suggestion.
I am almost heartbroken for both loss of money as well as lack of phone. Any solutions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.