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Old February 23rd, 2013, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I dropped my note 2

So, I dropped my new note 2, three of the corners on the metallic rim were scratched and pitted, so I set my dremmel to grind the pits out and then smoothed it over, but now the white plastic shows underneath on three of the corners.

So I've decided to paint it, any ideas on how I'd go about this?

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you should buy a case and not mess with it.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 07:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Too bad, I feel for you, not fun with that expensive device. But one advice, don't do anything to it, no matter what you do you are only going to make it worse. If you paint it that paint is gone before you make the second phonecall. If the damage is something you can't live with, check out with a repairstore what it is going to cost you to replace the rim, or put a case on it.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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high five! i just dropped mine just now. im sad that the screen cracked
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine fell out of my purse when I was getting out of the car. We had just came home from celebrating our anniversary. . It dinged the corner of the chrome ring and cracked the screen on the lower right side. I found lots of repair shops, but was impressed with Radio Shack's lifetime warranty on screen repairs. They have to send it in and it takes a couple weeks. My phone still works so I'm waiting until we have an available upgrade next month and will get a new Note 2 then send this one for repair. I use it for business, so being without it for two weeks is not an option. At least I will end up with a backup.

I was using a diary case that didn't cover the top and sides.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I feel for all the owners that drop their phone. I do have one question though,...it seems to me that pushing the glass to the edge of the device is creating a situation where the front glass can be broken more easily since the weakest part of any glass is the edge.

Can anyone who has dropped their phone post whether the glass damage started from the side of from a front impact? I am guessing most damage even if the entire screen spiders was caused by the side giving way first.

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine fell out of my purse when I was getting out of the car. We had just came home from celebrating our anniversary. . It dinged the corner of the chrome ring and cracked the screen on the lower right side. I found lots of repair shops, but was impressed with Radio Shack's lifetime warranty on screen repairs. They have to send it in and it takes a couple weeks. My phone still works so I'm waiting until we have an available upgrade next month and will get a new Note 2 then send this one for repair. I use it for business, so being without it for two weeks is not an option. At least I will end up with a backup.

I was using a diary case that didn't cover the top and sides.
Out of curiosity, how much repair shops want for a screen replacement and how much radio shack charges for the replacement/repair? Even so I have my GN2 in a case (UAG), it's always in a back of my mind since I don't have an insurance.

Btw, I thought you had modified ebay rugged case with a clip cover?
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I dropped it from ear height whilst carrying my handbag and three pizzas lol. That's all the damage that occurred. Think it's time to invest in a case in hindsight I should have bought one earlier.
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Out of curiosity, how much repair shops want for a screen replacement and how much radio shack charges for the replacement/repair? Even so I have my GN2 in a case (UAG), it's always in a back of my mind since I don't have an insurance.

Btw, I thought you had modified ebay rugged case with a clip cover?
They (Radio Shack) said $70.00 to $90.00 for the glass, but the chrome ring would be extra. They didn't say how much extra. Another shop said $150.00.

Yes, I modified a rugged case but decided to use my "pretty" wallet case because we went to a fancy restaurant. So much for vanity....
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They (Radio Shack) said $70.00 to $90.00 for the glass, but the chrome ring would be extra. They didn't say how much extra. Another shop said $150.00.

Yes, I modified a rugged case but decided to use my "pretty" wallet case because we went to a fancy restaurant. So much for vanity....
That is a very good info! I'm sure that chrome edge ring wouldn't be too much on top of it. So for under $100 you can get a repair with a warranty and will keep your phone instead of getting refurbished replacement. This makes more sense than paying for monthly protection insurance and $100-$200 deductibles.
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good god i would just replace that screen myself. its about as easy as using a screwdriver, and unpluging a cable.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They (Radio Shack) said $70.00 to $90.00 for the glass, but the chrome ring would be extra. They didn't say how much extra. Another shop said $150.00.

Yes, I modified a rugged case but decided to use my "pretty" wallet case because we went to a fancy restaurant. So much for vanity....
I'm afraid you got bad information. Radioshack sells screen repair service... not for the note 2 though.

Og iPhone, 3g, 3gs and itouch 2g and 3g is $69

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Your best bet would be to do it yourself. Ifixit has a great tutorial and the glass is fairly inexpensive. Radioshack sells an ifixit tool kit with all the tools you need for$70.
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Thanks Andy. Last time I checked the Note 2 wasn't on their list of phones they can replace the screen. And as it stands they don't know when or if they'll ever get the Note 2 screens.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I got my info from Radio Shack. They said they would have to send it out. They don't sell the repair kits for the Note 2 though.
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I got my info from Radio Shack. They said they would have to send it out. They don't sell the repair kits for the Note 2 though.
Same thing they told me about my Epic Touch 4G; they can repair it but have to send it out. Wasn't worth the $100 they wanted for the screen if I was only going to keep it as an emergency backup.
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