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gonna pick up a used evo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SSinisterSS, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. SSinisterSS

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    im going to check out a used evo today, but one problem is the charging port is messed up he says and the phone wont charge. is there a way to fix this? or is the phone basically screwed? i was thinking since sprint has the 1yr warranty on defects it should be able to be replaced by a refurb correct?
     

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    They do not cover charging ports they consider that physical damage
     
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    If you really want to get it and it's a good price, why don't you consider getting the charger and 2 batteries from ebay...might be worth the $10 expenditure...you could just rotate the batteries out and always have one charged.
     
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    BRO did u read what he posted?The charging port is no good,THE PHONE WONT CHARGE AT ALL!!!!WTF is he gonna do with 2 batteries ad a charger,can u explain urself.
     
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    The batteries can be charged without being in the phone you know :eek:
     
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    Yes I know,And ur point is.I still dont see why I should be carrying a phone with a broken charging port.
     
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    All the guy was saying is that if the price is low enough, the OP could charge the batteries and rotate them out. Not something I would want to do personally, regardless of price..
     
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    Honestly, if there is stuff broken on a 1 month old phone, I dont think he took very good care of it, and is probably getting rid of it so he can get another. Having the charging port broken is kind of a big deal. You will never be able to charge on-the-go, and never be able to transfer music/movies to the sd card.


    BRO!!! Maybe you should have read the post. He said get the CHARGER and batteries from ebay. This comes with 2 batteries and a desk charger to charge the batteries. This will work, but again, you are stuck with the desktop charger, and will never be able to charge in the car.
     
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    BRO!!!! he can buy as manny batteries as he want that will still leaves him with a messed up charging port.So why in the hell will he buy the phone in the first place.Will u buy it if I tell you that u can charge it with a desk charger?Im guessing no,unless u wanna be a jackass and tell me different,if u will not consider this option for urself why will you tell this to a fellow member.

    Save the money and get urself a new phone.
     
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    I don't know that I'd buy a used EVO with anything "broken." The closest to used that I'd buy is a refurb only if it carried the same 1 yr warranty as new... good luck.
     
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    Umm if you read my post, I was telling him I wouldn't buy that phone. I was just giving him an option if he were. And if I needed a phone badly, and didn't have a lot of cash, I would consider buying the phone. Not everyone can afford a brand new phone.
     
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    Not sure if this is something you would want to do but if you have insurance you could pick up that evo and do that 2 battery and desktop charger. Of course you would have to get the evo for about 50 bucks or something in order for this to be a deal. But then you could put the evo on your account after a while and then use your insurance to to get a replacement. Then your evo would cost 100 plus your evo cost and the charger cost.

    And before the comments fly in, yes this is something I would do if the prices were right and I did not have the cash for a new evo or if i didnt have an upgrade.
     
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    I think your post made plenty of sense to those who slowed down to digest it.:)
     
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    while reading through this thread, all that came to mind was:

    DONT TAZE ME BROO!!!!!!

    Hahahahahahahaha
     
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    No Shit! jeez
     
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    Palm touchstone battery hack. I got the stuff to do it if you want.
     
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    lol, i dont care who u are.......that was funny!
    i think that person needs a xanax
     
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    Perfect solution. He can resolder the charging port while he puts it in which gives him inductive charging and a functional port.

    If he is wiling to solder.
     
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