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    My phone screen cracked, and i'd like to have it repaired

    I bet i can do it myself, or i'd just have to send it to a repair dude. But where? Where could i buy the glass for the screen of my Xperia Go, or where would i be able to send it to?

    the phone itself costed me about 375$ so the repair cant be more than 200 $ or it aint worth it.
    I live in denmark, as that might matter a whole lot.

    Can anyone help?
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    At 6 or so months old, with the rate things change, you're probably better off dumping that money into a new phone than getting that one repaired.
    They can dynamite Devil Reef, but that will bring no relief, Y'ha-nthlei is deeper than they know.

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    Yeah get a new one I suppose.

    My HTC One X screen cracked, cost 225 euro's to repair it and I payed the price.

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    well. the phone is 9 days old. luckily, the cracks aren't much in the way so i can live with it, but if it would be possible to fix it i'd love that. but i guess, its better to just live with it for that half year or so and get a better one next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catanowplx View Post
    well. the phone is 9 days old. luckily, the cracks aren't much in the way so i can live with it, but if it would be possible to fix it i'd love that. but i guess, its better to just live with it for that half year or so and get a better one next time.
    $375 for a 6 month old phone?

    Not the best decision.
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    depends on the cost of the screen,
    have a look round the likes of Ebay for a repair kit for the screen for the phone you have, then find a guide on how to do it.
    $35-$50 Bucks is a lot cheaper than paying someone else to do it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silhouette of Seraphim View Post
    $375 for a 6 month old phone?

    Not the best decision.
    what text were you reading? It certainly wasn't the text you quoted, because it clearly states that its only 9 days old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catanowplx View Post
    well. the phone is 9 days old. luckily, the cracks aren't much in the way so i can live with it, but if it would be possible to fix it i'd love that. but i guess, its better to just live with it for that half year or so and get a better one next time.
    If your phone is inshured you can always get a free repair (i see you got it only 9 days). Now all depends how your screen got cracked (if it was cracked by itself you can ask for your money back). If you trown your phone and cracked it yourself--well...no insurace will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    If your phone is inshured you can always get a free repair (i see you got it only 9 days). Now all depends how your screen got cracked (if it was cracked by itself you can ask for your money back). If you trown your phone and cracked it yourself--well...no insurace will help.
    well, because of the matte back cover, it gets poor friction with my hand so it simply slipped out of my hand, and faceplanted a tile floor. now i think it could've survived this fall, but the floor it landed on is in the room where my dog sleeps aswell as were we put our dirty shoes. I suspect there was a little rock where the phone landed, because the way the crack happened, it has to have hit something hard and edgy on the screen itself.
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    There's numerous places you can get the glass for "any" phone from. The most obvious is the original supplier (Sony in this case), but that's also the most expensive. You could try Ebay or Amazon. You'd be surprised how many places sell "unofficial replacement parts". Is it actually the screen that's cracked, or is it just the front glass cover that sits over the screen? Searching on Ebay, the screen itself costs only £30 for that model so it's not overly expensive. Doing so will void your warranty though so be aware of that (and any insurance you have on the phone will likely be voided if you go opening it up).

    Replacing the screen itself isn't too awkward, provided none of the components underneath are broken. You'll need to find the screws to separate the chassis from the screen. These are usually underneath the battery, and will need a "custom" screwdriver to unscrew, usually a small torx, spline drive, or double-hex. Some phones will then need a part of the chassis sliding to remove, while others will just rotate outwards. Once you're actually into the phone itself, it's a matter of cleaning out any broken parts completely and unplugging the old screen. From there, it's a simple matter of connecting the new screen up in the same way as the old one was, sitting it into it's guides so it's lined up, and then putting the phone back together in a similar way to the way you took it apart.

    It might be best to see how much Sony would charge to fix it first before you go messing about. The above is a general guide for phones, so look for a more specific guide for your phone (again, ebayers usually sell these, but it's often the case that they're available free).
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    thanks synthaxx
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    Also just keep in mind if you do try to repair it yourself, and you bork it up, chances are very good you've also voided any warranty on it, in the even something happens that a warranty would cover.
    They can dynamite Devil Reef, but that will bring no relief, Y'ha-nthlei is deeper than they know.

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    1) If you have an insurance that can be applied for a reasonable price, go for it.
    2) Google/Youtube for instructions, then buy the required hardware from eBay. Opening and replacing screens for most (if not all) phones is surprisingly easy because there's a ton of very good guides out there.

    Worrying about voiding the warranty when self-repairing a smashed phone is irrelevant in my opinion, because any sort of defect would anyway be deemed to be caused by the damage that cracked the screen.

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