5,595,428 Members 48,084 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Just bought a "spares/repairs" - looking good?

Tip us?
 
glossywhite
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 33
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default Just bought a "spares/repairs" - looking good?

Okay, I am not one to complain, even if I buy a dud, I am man enough to know that I have free will, and that I accepted that something was bought with some element of risk... BUT...

I'd like to know your verdict on my latest purchase, and the likelihood of it being a feasible repair; I only want this thing for the stunning camera:

My buy ---> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1612214662...84.m1439.l2649

Many thanks guys and girls - your expertise is appreciated a lot


Matt.
 
timmaaa
Old
#2  
timmaaa's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 4615
Posts: 9,919
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Melbourne

 
DONATE TO ME
There's no way of telling what is working and what isn't on that device. I personally wouldn't buy it but that's just me.

Sent from my Evita
HTC Evita
KarbonKat 4.4.2 1.0-5 | S-off
2.14 | Modified TWRP 2.6.3

 
redpoint73
Old
#3  
redpoint73's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 2577
Posts: 5,905
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmaaa View Post
There's no way of telling what is working and what isn't on that device. I personally wouldn't buy it but that's just me.
I agree, based on the auction description there is no way of having any idea why its broken or what it will take to get it working. You can end up spending more money to fix it, than if you had just bought a working one.
Please click the "Thanks" button if you found a post helpful!

Phone: HTC One X (AT&T version) Rooted, Bootloader Unlocked, S-Off

Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (WiFi only) Rooted
 
glossywhite
Old
#4  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 33
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint73 View Post
I agree, based on the auction description there is no way of having any idea why its broken or what it will take to get it working. You can end up spending more money to fix it, than if you had just bought a working one.
The owner is extremely courteous and has told me that it has a few "bubbles" on the screen (likely a cheapo digitiser/lcd set), and that it just won't turn on. It's not a King's ransom - 38 - so I just took a punt. I can recover that outlay as a last resort, if it is totally beyond repair. If nothing else, it's another feather in my cap of repair expertise
 
timmaaa
Old
#5  
timmaaa's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 4615
Posts: 9,919
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Melbourne

 
DONATE TO ME
Sounds like you'd already made up your mind then.

Sent from my Evita
HTC Evita
KarbonKat 4.4.2 1.0-5 | S-off
2.14 | Modified TWRP 2.6.3

 
glossywhite
Old
#6  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 33
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmaaa View Post
Sounds like you'd already made up your mind then.

Sent from my Evita
Yep, it seems like it.

Sent from ascii, formed on my screen from input via my keyboard from my fingers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Add Swipe Utilities to Your App with SimpleFingerGestures Library

Gestures have become an increasingly important element in smartphone UI … more

Android App Review: Lock it Down with Lockdown Pro – XDA Developer TV

Our smartphones are our lives. They store our contacts, emails, … more

Get the AOSP Lock Screen on Your ICS-Powered Samsung Device

Android is the only popular mobile operating system that allows users, … more

Motorola Droid RAZR HD and M to Receive KitKat in a “Few More Weeks”

Verizon and Motorola shocked us all back in November when … more