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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Xandersamsung, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Xandersamsung

    Xandersamsung Lurker
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    Hello, my samsung galaxy s3 recently took on some water damage to the mother board. I want to know if I can buy a motherboard without the chips, and just swap my chips onto it, or is that not possible?

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Id try n find someone selling an s3 on Ebay etc with a broken screen for a nice cheap price ;)
    As long as u know your display is ok, thats the most expensive part tbh and you could just put your display onto the other ones body :thumbup:

    P.s, the swapping chips thing probably isnt gona happen realisticly. The mother board IS a bunch of chips :beer:
  3. Xandersamsung

    Xandersamsung Lurker
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    The best that I can find is one with a broken lcd for $150, but that is the same price as the motherboard, and are you saying that it is impossible or a waste of time to switch the chips, because i have a ton of spare time?
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    lol im sure its possible mate but why not just swap the whole thing?
  5. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    I do believe the "chips" are hardwired onto the board.
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  6. HookEmHorns*UT*

    HookEmHorns*UT* Well-Known Member

    They are soldered to the main board. This would entail a ton of effort to break the solder points and the resolder everything. Best bet us to find one with a broken screen and then swap the screens.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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