[Q] Suggestions about HW repair options
I've had 3 hardware problems develop all at the same time:
- The charging port has stopped reliably working
- The headset jack is beginning to fail
- The dreaded "No SIM Detected"
I know that the first two are relatively easy repairs if you can solder.
The third is a bit more of an issue. Reading here and in other places it sounds like it *might* be a bad SIM card reader (or a bad connection). Others have suggested that it could be a motherboard issue (not sure if that's the correct term for a phone).
Either way, the phone needs repairs and they seem way above my current paygrade/project time. Unfortunately my Note is out of warranty.
So, my bright friends, any suggestions on who to turn to? If I contact Samsung, how much might I be looking at for the repair? I'm primary interested in solving the SIM card reader thing first as I'd still like to use this unit as a phone.