[Q] IMEI not accepting on new motherboard, other country phone
Can anyone help me as I was just told that my Samsung Note II can not be repaired at all. Here is the whole story, it randomly concked off and showed nothing beyond the first screen " SAMSUNG Note II GT N7100". I was asked to do a hard reset and reboot, after using Odin and Kies nothing really worked. Post which I gave it for repairing to an experienced person, he tried everything possible concerning the software but later came back saying the mother board needs to be changed with bomb of an expense. I had not option but went ahead with his suggestion but later he got back to me saying " my IMEI Number can not be registered since its another country phone" i.e. UAE & I am in INDIA, so he suggested to try a known Note II pals IMEI number, after doing that it worked but the network did not accept and could not be used as a phone and therefore he gave up.
1) Is the 35K INR spent on it is gone in drain?
2) Can SAMSUNG help me with fix this?
3) What if i try with a friend who travels to UAE frequently to get it repaired from there with the new motherboard and imei registration?
I would really appreciate your honest, rational and a solution way forward to my above concern. Thanks friends!