Originally Posted by lex4ever
I dropped my S2X today and broke the screen.
The picture is okay in the back.. but the glass on the front is broken. So, is it called digitizer or LCD? and how much should I pay to repair it? People are asking from $100 to $175!! And seriously, the price for the new phone when I bought outright was $150!!
I found something on eBay for around $15..
So, is this what I am looking for? or something else?
I live in GTA, so I was thinking there might be more options to repair the thing in some store or something but no luck on Kijiji! Asking for 3 digits is insane!!
Let me know what should I do!
Well, the cost of a smartphone can easily be $500-$800, so paying only $100 to get it fixed can be a deal. I see people complain all the time that Apple charges $149 for Out-of-warranty work, when they "only" paid $199 for the phone. An iPhone can cost $649-$849, the "$199" paid is the on-contract, subsidized
And, if the design of Samsung's phones are similar to the iPhone, you may need more than just the digitizer. The iPhone 4 and newer have the Digitizer (the outside part that you touch) and the LCD (the inside part the displays the picture) fused
together, as one piece. You cannot replace "just" the digitizer or "just" the LCD. You must purchase a "display assembly" - both pieces together, as a single unit.
When I check eBay for "T989 Display Assembly", I see many going for around $250
Again, if people are only asking for $100 - $175 to fix it, I'd go for it. Consider it a lesson learned and try to be more careful with the device.