1. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    After months of ignoring it, I'm finally selling my Lumia 930. It's in good to very good condition, with a few nicks (see photos) and one potential show-stopper of a problem: the 2nd microphone (used for front camera and song identification) does not work. Cortana and Hey Cortana continued working, but at some point my wife noticed that she could no longer hear me during Skype video calls, and I noticed that song identification ("what song is this?") wasn't working. The lack of Skype video was a deal-breaker (as was my company moving to Google Apps for Work, prompting me to get a Nexus 5X).

    Because it was more than six months old, Expansys USA wouldn't help. Because it was imported, Microsoft wouldn't help. I tried 3rd party repair places recommended by both of them and got nowhere. I spent hours on the phone with MS help, and they eventually agreed to evaluate (but not necessarily repair) the device if I would pay for shipping to/from Asia. I visited dozens of threads across this and other forums. I spoke to Gordonfink here and bloggers abroad; no joy. If I was in Europe or the UK I probably would have been golden. I reinstalled software and apps countless times; I reflashed; I reset; I recovered. It is a hardware problem. If I was more technically inclined I could buy the replacement mic and install it myself (I found posts detailing all of that as well as technical manuals); I'm not, so I'll hope to find it a home with someone who does not need Skype video.

    The device is currently on Windows 8.1, latest build as of January 2016. I'll restart the device before shipping.

    Includes all original packaging and accessories (headphones, charging cable and European plug were never unwrapped). Note this is an imported phone so it did not come with an American plug. I will also include a new in box unused Armor Suit full body wrap (clear). This gives minimal protection but gives a nice grip and makes the phone look naked. I'll include a soft, frosted/clear case that was only lightly used (maybe a dozen times).

    I'm listing at $150, but I'm honestly not sure about the price. This is not my area of expertise so I'm not sure how to price a phone with a flaw that I can't fix but may not be an issue for a particular buyer. Feel free to provide feedback, but please be constructive.

    Item Description: Lumia 930 in white. Phone is in very good condition with a few notable issues:
    • 2nd mic doesn't work, though Hey Cortana does still work (see details above)
    • There is a tiny dent on the top rear corner of the aluminum trim (see photos)
    • There are some nicks along the left front edge of the aluminum trim (see photos)

    Price: $150
    Carrier Locked or Unlocked?: Unlocked
    Condition: Used; good to very good (see notes)
    • Phone and all original packaging and accessories (headphones, charging cable and European plug were never unwrapped) but no American plug
    • Armor Suit full body wrap/skin (clear) unused, new in box
    • Frosted/clear soft rubber case, only used maybe a dozen times

    Item Location: Wilton CT
    Shipping Details: USPS Priority Mail with Tracking
    Payment Options: PayPal
    Additional Info: see above
    Contact Info - Please PM or post below
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    05-16-2016 12:56 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nice looking device. Good luck with your sale. A pity you just can't find a repair place close enough you could fix it for you on the cheap...

    Posted via Moto Maxx
    05-16-2016 05:11 PM
  3. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Price reduced to $125

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
    05-21-2016 09:18 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm tempted to offer you a trade for a medium Band 2...

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    05-21-2016 09:31 PM
  5. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    If I didn't have already a medium sized Band 2 if be tempted. :)

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
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    05-21-2016 09:49 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It's all good. Good luck with your sale...

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    05-21-2016 10:04 PM
  7. dashauns's Avatar
    does this have us let, bands 2 and 4 specifically?
    05-23-2016 11:27 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    does this have us let, bands 2 and 4 specifically?
    Please check compatibility at WillMyPhoneWork.net - Check if your phone works on a network

    05-24-2016 12:02 PM
  9. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I don't recall the band specifications but I can tell you that on AT&T the 930 only supports HSPA+ not LTE. In my area it didn't seem to make a big difference either way, but your mileage (and coverage) will vary. It looks like worldspy99 was kind enough to provide a link that might provide some additional details about supported bands.
    05-24-2016 01:32 PM
  10. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Bump. Is there really no more interest in the 930?

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
    06-15-2016 03:24 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Is there really no more interest in the 930?
    Just being honest, this would have been a great deal if the mic worked.
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    06-15-2016 05:32 PM
  12. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Thanks. Honesty is the best policy. If the secondary mic worked perfectly I'd probably be looking for more than $125 ;)

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
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    06-15-2016 08:16 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    If the secondary mic worked perfectly I'd probably be looking for more than $125 ;)
    I was just responding to you comment...I never questioned your asking price.
    Is there really no more interest in the 930?
    The 930 is great device, it's just that this device would be more suited for either parts or may be someone could fix this with little investment.
    06-15-2016 09:00 PM
  14. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    The 930 is great device...may be someone could fix this with little investment.
    Yeah, I did a fair amount of research several months ago and I don't think it's too hard or expensive. I just have no experience, no time and no inclination to practice.

    A replacement mic looks to be about $2 plus shipping: Nokia Lumia 930 Microphone - ETrade Supply
    Disassembly seems fairly straightforward as well: Nokia Lumia 930 RM-1045 Service Manual L1L2 for Nokia Care
    Other forum members have done it before: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post3240222
    06-16-2016 11:25 AM
  15. Werentuckl's Avatar
    And I sadly have no money to afford it off of you and do it myself. #HateBeingBroke. :'(

    -- W
    06-16-2016 01:19 PM
  16. Chris_Kez's Avatar

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
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    06-26-2016 07:43 AM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The seller is being honest about the 2nd mic, which to be fair is a known issue on Icon/930.

    $100 is a hella deal for someone who wants a power device for W10M.

    Good Luck, Chris.
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    06-26-2016 12:17 PM
  18. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Is this still available?
    07-02-2016 12:05 AM
  19. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    It is.

    Posted from my Nexus 5X
    07-02-2016 06:41 AM
  20. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Great! PM me the PayPal email and I'll forward the money.
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    07-02-2016 10:47 AM
  21. Chris_Kez's Avatar
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    07-05-2016 02:14 PM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Congrats to the buyer and seller both.

    Don't forget we have a Feedback Forum. Let us know how your counterpart did. Marketplace Feedback - Windows Central Forums
    07-05-2016 04:09 PM

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