- 02-14-2013, 10:48 PM #1
As the title states, I managed to accidentally drop my month-old 8X onto the ground whilst getting up to open a door for someone (it was on my lap at the time), and it fell on the corner, and cracked the glass. I could take my phone to my carrier, which would cost me $80+, but I was wondering, could I do it myself? I can see a few video tutorials on how to take my phone apart and to replace the screen, but I'd need the parts for it.
Does anyone have any advice? (Should I even try? Where can I get an OEM replacement? How much cheaper is it to do it myself versus have it done for me? etc.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
02-14-2013, 11:00 PM #2
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Hey! Sorry about your phone mate. You can always look out for the screen or digitizer through eBay and such but unsure if they are OEM or not. But if you want to be sure of getting an OEM part, a specialist service center is the place. There was a thread somewhere in here where a guy accidentally damaged his 8X screen and a guy recommend to replace the whole set of screen instead of just the digitizer which if I am not mistaken due to the difficulty to remove the digitizer from the screen. You can always try but it's risky. If I was you, I would definitely take the phone to a specialist or carrier. I wouldn't care paying more as long as it's fixed by a professional rather than paying even more for completely damaging my phone.. Just my opinion ;)
- 02-15-2013, 12:31 AM #7
Eh, while I'm here... Does anyone have any recommendations for a good case? I'm not at all a fan of big, bulky cases (and I rarely drop my phone, this was my first time) but I'd like some self-security knowing that my phone (and wallet) could very likely survive another drop... The ones I'm eyeing are the Incipio DualPro Hard Case (Incipio DualPro Hard Case with Silicone Core for HTC 8X - Windows Phone Cases)
and the HTC DoubleShot case (Amazon.com: HTC Windows Phone 8X Doubleshot Hard Shell Case - Blue (HC C810): Cell Phones & Accessories)
- 02-15-2013, 12:44 AM #8
- 02-15-2013, 12:58 AM #9
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY IF THE DEFECT WAS
CAUSED THROUGH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
use other than in accordance with the user manual, rough
handling, exposure to moisture, dampness or extreme thermal
or environmental conditions or a rapid change in such
conditions, corrosion, oxidation, unauthorized modifications or
connections, unauthorized opening or repair, repair by use of
unauthorized spare parts, accidents, forces of nature, or other
actions beyond the reasonable control of HTC (including but not
limited to deficiencies in consumable parts) unless the defect
was caused directly by defects in materials or workmanship. This
Limited Warranty does not cover physical damage to the surface
of the Product including but not limited to cracks or scratches on
the LCD screen or camera lens
- 02-15-2013, 01:14 AM #10
Exactly, so long as the repair is carried out by an HTC authorised repairer then the warranty will remain in place for any future issues that would be covered by the warranty. I get the repair from the drop isn't covered by the manufacturers warranty.
- 02-15-2013, 01:40 AM #13
The manufacturer's limited warranty does not cover defects or damage caused by:
- improper storage
- damage from liquids
- unauthorized modification
- improper installation
- abnormal operating conditions
- events outside of human control, such as natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible.
- 02-15-2013, 11:28 AM #14
If you didn't tell your carrier yet, call them up, see if they will add the insurance then 3-4 days later call and say you dropped it(pay the deductable). Or if it's only $80-120 to fix, do that, it's going to cost you that for the part alone, nevermind the few hours of attempting to replace it or even worse damaging you phone to a point where it's unusable.
Good luck !
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