Housing - not cases


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  1. System0

    System0 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've had my HTC Hero for just over a week now (well it's called the G2 on T-mobile in the UK however my post is not related to the network).

    Unfortunately, 2 days after I purchased the phone I accidentally dropped the phone on the floor. Thankfully, the screen was not harmed in any way. However, the outer casing has 3 prominent scratches.

    I know these are only superficial but I'd prefer to replace the fascia if possible (particularly because I have 18 months left on my contract!). I had already ordered a black Silicone Soft Case with 2 Screen Protectors when the accident happened but it has not arrived yet (sods law!!)

    Hopefully the silicone case does not make the phone chunky or unsightly as I will probably keep it on to prevent any cases. Though I may only put it on when I'm out and about, don't think I'll need to use it in the house (famous last words!!).

    I've looked everywhere but no where is stocking replacement fascias for the hero as yet, I guess the phone is still too new. Though the replacement fascia kits for the G1 costs around
     

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    hoppy1986 Well-Known Member

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    i had a quick search and nothing came up, google and ebay, because the phone has jus come out (3 weeks ago) i think spares are gonna be hard to come by atm.
    maybe htc themselves can help.
     
  3. System0

    System0 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks happy. Yeah it does seem that it's too new at the moment. The HTC store doesn't seem to sell backup fascias, I can only seem to find them on ebay. No doubt they will start selling them over the next few months.

    If I find anywhere that sells it though I'll let you know.

    kevin
     
  4. hoppy1986

    hoppy1986 Well-Known Member

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    lol its hoppy by the way.
    can u give me a link to ebay where you found them?
    im in your boat, i dropped mine, couple of dirty scratches onit now.
     
  5. System0

    System0 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    haha so it is. Sorry Hoppy :)

    You can see listings for housing for the HTC Magic (sometimes called the G2) here.
     
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    System0 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Found a website which sells replacement housing.

    HTC HERO Housing

    Shouldn't be too long til we see this being sold on ebay :)
     
  7. huey85

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    I usually deal with http://www.cnn.cn when it comes to OEM housings. They don't have the Hero listed just yet, but pretty sure they will in the coming weeks.
     
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    I've been looking too as I would like a graphite battery cover without the Orange logo on it - but nothing yet.
     
  9. qvic

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    hi guys,

    i found a page where you can buy the back (battery) cover for our htc hero.

    the page is german speaking but i think they ship also to the usa and other countrys.

    if you have problems with the language, ill help you away.

    it costs 20 euro at the moment


    HTC Hero Akku-Deckel (Wei
     
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    i really want the White HTC HERO Housing or at least the front. Cant find it any where! The only place i can find it its
     
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    I have managed to find a white housing at a decent price
    Original Housing Cove+ Keypad for HTC Google G3 White on eBay (end time 11-Feb-10 10:47:16 GMT)
    but there are 2 issues with doing this.
    You dont get the white volume keys in any housing replacement pack ive manage to find so far.

    The main problem though is the antenna stickers on the back of the handset. If you take off the back of your HTC Magic or Hero you may notice these stickers above and below the battery with serial numbers on. These are connected to your GPS/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi modules on the circuity and is very difficult to take off without ripping. Also once taken off dont stick down very well again.

    So id be careful when considering doing this.
     
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  13. nolimit966

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    yer i already posted that above man in that link but it doesnt seem to be working any more :D
     
  14. Haizum74

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    Dropped phone the other day and now got a ding in it. Anyone know where I can buy new housing for the hero in the UK.
     
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    Hey,
    Just to let you guys know they are availale on ebay from myself.
     
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  18. Antonio85

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    My username is anthonyscott231985
    It should be on there now, its a new listing. Check out my feedback for assurance.
    Cheers,

    Anthony
     
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    Me 2, post if you find one. HTC sell backs but not graphite.
     
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    Excellent. Do these come with the necessary key to unscrew?
     
  21. Antonio85

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    The 1 I'm selling is the way forward for ya, especially if you're in the uk.
     
  22. nolimit966

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    have any of you guys ever tried to change your heros housing? its extremly difficult as ive already mentioned and almost impossible to do without damaging your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS antennas. the Antennas are foil stickers that lead to the back of the housing (have a look by just taking ths back off your phone) and these need to be peeled off and stuck back onto the new housing but as there are connected to the hardware and cant be removed its practically impossible to do so without ripping the foil or or the foil not sticking down on the new housing!!!! i have already tried it and ripped 2 out of the 3 antennas :(
     

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