Droid Incredible

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  1. DarbagDarbag

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    I went jet skiing with my phone in my pocket. I used the rice trick and let it completely dry. Charged it up and turned it on. There is a single spot under the screen where water once was, but it has dried out. The phone works just as I bought it new. The only problem is that the four touch sensitive buttons on the front stay lit and the optical joystick doesn't work* There should be a fix for this with rooting I believe. The letters on the back of the phone fell off so now "HTC" is blacked out and I think it looks better like that anyways.

    Includes:
    -charger (unopened)
    -usb cable (unopened)
    -2gb microsd card

    *The button in the joystick works perfectly for the camera but the swiping motion on the home screens doesnt work with the joystick. Regular swiping on the home screens with your finger works fine.

    *Not guaranteed to work and may freeze.

    Any questions, send me a message.

    And are we allowed to post links to ebay auctions? Because I would be more than happy to do that :)
     

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  2. D2VW14_20

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    Sooo how much?
     
  3. DarbagDarbag

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    make me an offer :)
     
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  5. DarbagDarbag

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    no, higher than 50.


    i probably should have just waited until the ebay listing ended.
     
  6. ashykat

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    Can you throw out a ballpark number of what you're looking to get? Please keep in mind you're selling a water damaged phone, missing htc logo, plus some hardware issues. In other words please don't ask for $300, lol.
     
  7. D2VW14_20

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    Im interested, but not for much. I need parts so let me know. Thanks
     
  8. DarbagDarbag

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    how bout 200 then

    it's difficult because I wanna see what the auction goes up to.


    I already have a few people watching.


    Maybe this should be put on hold until the auction ends.
     
  9. D2VW14_20

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    where is a link to the auction??
     
  10. ashykat

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    Yeah I'd love a link to the auction. I have a hard time putting out a large sum for a phone that already has water damage. Sometimes those phones work fine for a while then just go out. Sure I have insurance but it's still $100 or whatever for a replacement.
     
  11. D2VW14_20

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    +1 , Im interested for parts, but definitely not for $200, $100 more and I have a perfect phone with no issues.
     
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  12. DarbagDarbag

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  13. ashykat

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    Can you post pics of the spot on the screen and the back?
     
  14. DarbagDarbag

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    Yeah I'll post em....let me go take the pics.
     
  15. D2VW14_20

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    thanks!!!!!
     
  16. DarbagDarbag

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    wow, now the phone is frozen.....this is great.

    but here is the back of the phone: [​IMG]

    the spot (above the back button)

    [​IMG]


    with phone on: [​IMG]
     
  17. D2VW14_20

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    Thats no bueno .....
     
  18. DarbagDarbag

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    i know it was doing so good.


    dammit.


    update: so until i get the phone working, i have taken down the ebay listing for now.

    This is ridiculous, maybe i'll just take it apart and mess with it.
     
  19. ashykat

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    Do you have insurance? You could probably spend the $100 and be able to get a better amount for the new one you get. Good luck, hope it starts working out better. I had a water damaged phone once. Worked fine for a few weeks then little things started going wrong. Sucks.
     
  20. D2VW14_20

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    Ill still buy it if you dont take it apart depending on the price. I just need parts.
     
  21. DarbagDarbag

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    it is completely dissasembled, i am cleaning the circuit board and other parts with alcohol as others have suggested (that means the spot in the above pictures is completely gone!). Then, putting it back together and hoping for the best. The warranty was void as soon as the stickers changed colors I believe.


    I didnt have insurance but my upgrade on the vzw site never went away, so i already bought a new dinc online and have been using it for days....and only 199.99 too.

    I did get insurance for the new one though.
     
  22. ashykat

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    You could use your insurance on the old one too then since you have it on your account now.
     
  23. DarbagDarbag

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    even though the phone is in pieces now ?
     
  24. max martan

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    The keyboard adds additional bulk to the phone so if you don't like it anyway, the Incredible is the perfect phone for you (4.59 oz vs 6oz) It's all about preference (I like the keyboard).
     
  25. ashykat

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    If you put it back together you could send it in to them. Insurance also covers loss so since it's in pieces you could say it's lost. Though I'm not endorsing insurance fraud since people get all hot and bothered when you bring up saying something's lost when it's not. Yes you could use the insurance on that phone without any issue.
     

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