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Getting a new Droid X on Ebay...advice needed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mahler9, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. mahler9

    mahler9 Member
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    I really want a Droid X for the big screen and large on-board storage. (My current phone has 256mb storage). Got one Droid X from Ebay and the screen went all fuzzy with lines on the bottom 1/3. I returned it and found this was a common problem on the first Droid X's back in 2010. What I saw of this Droid X I did like, so I bought another from a different Ebay vendor. This one says it's new, unopened, etc...so I'm hoping it will be without the screen problem.;)

    What I'm asking is, if this one has the problem, can I fix it myself by replacing the LCD screen, or is the problem an internal one needing professional repair? If anybody can help I will appreciate. I really want this phone for the reasonable price I got on Ebay.

    thanks!
     

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  2. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member
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    Let's cross that bridge if we come to it. Yup, tons of storage space. Had mine for 2 years and still like it! Check out the GPS and make sure it works. If not see my post in the Tips section.
     
  3. mahler9

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    Thanks. It seems to be working just fine, no problems with the screen so far. However, I noticed the SD card was mysteriously unmounted overnight.....? I rebooted the phone and it's alright now
     
  4. quickaudi

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    swapping the LCD is a PITA and I do not recommend doing it yourself
     
  5. bdclary

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    Not what I wanted to hear. Mine has "burn holes" (see thread in support subforum), and while I plan on picking up a new phone in the next month or so, I'd like to fix up the X for the kids to play with.

    What about the process is a PITA? Specialized tools required? High risk of causing further damage to the phone? Are there decent repair guides available online?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Well-Known Member
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    Hmmm would you be interested in purchasing a used one? Got a few dents and minor cuts but phone still runs fine.
     
  7. quickaudi

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    The fact that the slip connections are held in place by a prayer and are very difficult to hold in place while holding the LCD, digitizer, and phone body while reassembling.
     

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