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Touch Diamond Replacement Housing!! Help!!!!

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By pizzachips, Senior Member on 23rd July 2008, 05:57 PM
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I just dropped my diamond by accident while running to my car to avoid the rain =="....

It was in a PDA case, but it still somehow popped out of the case and got scratched up...

So I am in DIRE NEED OF A REPLACEMENT HOUSING!!!

lucky for me, the only damaged parts were the metal rim around the front side of the phone and the battery cover...

I am thinking of just getting an extended battery so i can get a new battery cover with it as well.

But I can't find the Replacement part for the rim around the front of the phone...
I took a lot at the phone and it seems easy enough to replace the rim....but i need to find the part first....

Please guys, any help will be very much appreciated....
Really need this housing replacement...can't stand looking at my scratched up diamond =(
 
 
23rd July 2008, 06:13 PM |#2  
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phones still in its early stages so gonna be hard to get hold of housing so quick. Usually best place is here

http://cnn.cn/shop/touch-diamond-c-277_533.html

but they only have screen and back plate at the moment

just be patient a little bit longer.
23rd July 2008, 06:48 PM |#3  
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does that shop deliver quickly??

would it be possible to ask for oem parts directly from htc...?

i talked it over with htc canada today and it may cost upwards 100 CDN to fix the cosmetic damage =(
23rd July 2008, 07:20 PM |#4  
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no insurance?
23rd July 2008, 07:22 PM |#5  
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uh no...i've never insured a phone before....

never thought it would the belt clip would break and let the phone fall and get scratched =="

argh...
any ideas on what to do...
should just take out the rim and touch it up myself ^^"....
23rd July 2008, 08:05 PM |#6  
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oh i've got an idea =D!!!!

I can buy a dummy phone and replace it directly that way...
right.....?
23rd July 2008, 08:39 PM |#7  
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oh i've got an idea =D!!!!

I can buy a dummy phone and replace it directly that way...
right.....?

In a very rare occasion you can use dummy phones.
Mostly the inside is completely different, no way of using those dummies for housing parts.

Haven't seen a dummy Diamond yet, so I can't tell if it is usable, but mostly HTC dummies aren't usable.
23rd July 2008, 08:45 PM |#8  
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In a very rare occasion you can use dummy phones.
Mostly the inside is completely different, no way of using those dummies for housing parts.

Haven't seen a dummy Diamond yet, so I can't tell if it is usable, but mostly HTC dummies aren't usable.

i'm just lokoing to replace the outer rim on the front side of the phone and the battery cover....?

so maybe its possible...
ill drop by a local mall and see if its possible i guess....
23rd July 2008, 09:08 PM |#9  
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loads of dummy diamond phones on ebay the last time i check it out.
23rd July 2008, 09:26 PM |#10  
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i wouldn't say loads...
i saw a total of 4 =P lol
average 20-30 dollars CDN

which is fine for me if i can use it as housing and battery cover replacement

anyways heading out to check the dummy model =)
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