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Postby ksl » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:22 pm

I have 1 Samsung which i cannot ring out on. and I have 1 HTC ledgend still under guarantee, 1 Sony Ericson still under Guarantee, Yet both companies say guarantee is invalid, because of water damage.

Now the phones and functions work perfectly, the only problem is cannot ring out or be heard. They say cannot be repaired need new motherboard, but i have my suspicions that they can be repaired, by replacing the damaged part on the motherboard.

Everything else is working fine, and none of us can recall getting water on the phone. What says the electronic experts. New motherboard is $500

Part that is damaged probably no more than $50.

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Postby durain » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:02 pm

next time, put your phone in a condom, just like over the barrel of a M16. :D

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 15 Jul 2011 9:29 am

It is exceedingly difficult to just 'change a component' on any electrical device these days and especially something as small as a mobile phone. In this case I would say they couldn't just change a single component - my LCD monitor went on the blink and the only solution was replacing the whole panel.

Forget a new MB @ $500, a new phone under contract is the same price or less.

If you have 'Household Insurance' have a look at whether they are covered either for water damage or theft (you can loose them down the sink then if needs be).
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'

SIR Stirling Moss OBE

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Postby ksl » Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:34 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:It is exceedingly difficult to just 'change a component' on any electrical device these days and especially something as small as a mobile phone. In this case I would say they couldn't just change a single component - my LCD monitor went on the blink and the only solution was replacing the whole panel.

Forget a new MB @ $500, a new phone under contract is the same price or less.

If you have 'Household Insurance' have a look at whether they are covered either for water damage or theft (you can loose them down the sink then if needs be).
Oh yes house insurance may cover thanks!


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