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Shattered EVO Screen....Da**it!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MaxPower, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. MaxPower

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    Despite all the problems after the froyo update. (Slacker, Wifi, Battery, etc.)

    My screen shattered in my back pocket today. And I mean SHATTERED.

    It's SHARP and unusable.

    Now what should I do???

    Ironically, my screen had the original "lifting off the body" issue. And I was planning on getting it replaced eventually due to the defect but was waiting for the phone to be readily available.

    I don't have insurance....Any ideas???

    I love that these communities exist for these very reasons. Thank You Android Forums.
     

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    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
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    The question that begs to be asked...

    Did you get glass in your ass?

    All joking aside, sorry for your loss. Hope you can get it fixed.
     
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    LOL. No glass in the ass. :eek:

    But this is by far the worst broken glass screen I've ever seen. Definitively Dangerous!!
     
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    Wow that sucks, can you put a picture up?

    You might try and find a screen to replace it with, i could swear i have seen this done on a youtube video, I'll try and find it.
     
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    I don't think I will even attempt to replace it myself.

    I'm gonna try to fan-dangle a fix.

    I mean after all, the screen was broken anyway (separation). I know its a stretch but this phone has been too many problems to pay for a new one.

    :cool:
     
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    Lol buy insurance on the phone wait a week and claim it broken haha the poor man's way of scamming Sprint
     
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    Why the hell would someone put their phone on their back pocket? And if there were previous problems, why wouldn't you take it back immediately specially if you don't have insurance.
     
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    ^He means a picture of the phone, not the glass in your ass.

    Seriously though, you put it in your BACK pocket? o_O
     
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    DCap, this thread is clearly not for you....So please don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

    I've carried my phones in my back pocket for a decade...so I don't radiate my BALLS!!

    Consider it a warning!!
     
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    You'll still be paying $100 for when you get a new one off insurance, but yes, I would say get insurance, wait a week and a few days, then just tell them you sat down on it in your back pocket. $100 deductible paid, a new phone in-hand, and you've got no more repertoires for a while. I could give you one of my old Nextel i850's until you're able to file the insurance claim and get your newer phone. The two I got are still perfectly fine, and at a whopping price of $0.00, they're hard to come by! Lol.
     
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    Why does anyone do anything? stuff happens, why not offer advice as apposed to flame? It doesnt add anything to the post.
     
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    Exclamation_Mark!!!

    You just won Max Powers "Person of the Day Award".

    Thank You!!!!!

    Dcap....take a lesson!
     
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    You might want to save your money and consider a Samsung Galaxy S Phone that uses Gorilla Glass, its less likely to shatter and scratch.

    The Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G will have:
    Faster CPU
    Faster GPU
    Super Amoled Screen
    Gorilla Glass
    Even though its 5megapixels, the cam outpeforms Evo 8 megapixel
    Light Weight
    Thin even with a keyboard

    Many more reasons listed here:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/143351-why-buy-over-vibrant-2.html
     
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    Lol, I can't even count how many times my ex-wife dropped her cell in the toilet.. I think a good 50% of women carry their phone in their back pocket if they don't have their purse on them.

    *note* I am NOT calling the OP a woman. :D;)
     
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    LOL. I hear that.

    My lady friends are always dropping their phones in toilets. I've never done that. But I've carried my phone in my back pocket (Instinct, Hero) for years with no problems.

    And for the record....I am a male.

    When some (even a little) research is telling me not to put a phone up next to my brain, then I am definitely not putting it up against my "boys" all day long. :eek:
     
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    You realize that the amount of radiation hitting your balls is practically the same whether you put the phone in your front pocket vs. your back pocket?

    Both positions are about the same distance to your balls, and the signal goes through roughly the same amount of your meat.

    Maybe you'd be better off wearing lead underwear? :)
     
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    I'd prefer the radiation travel through my butt cheeks before frying my cajoles.

    Just my .02.
     
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    Mods please lock the thread. AGAIN. Members using forum to talk about ways to defraud an insurance company.

    This is getting both old and offensive.
     
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    Who cares about the level of radiation you're receiving? It's not like 8 years off your life span is REALLY that big of a deal... lol.
     
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    If you want a new phone, then go buy one...that's what you should do.
     
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    i've been carrying mine in my back pocket for 2 months now..... just remember to remove before you sit... works good i think i have it set in my mind now.... phone out of pocket then sit

    if i have cargo pants on i'll put it in a lower side pocket
    i carry too much stuff in my front pockets that could scratch my phone up to carry it there
     
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    In all fairness, he may have just been asking for shoplifting tips.
     
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    believe it or not I had the same problem!!! Mine fell from my hand and I had the insurance, only problem was by doing so it would have been my 3rd sprint replacement phone in less than a year and therefore would get an automatic one year ban.... I called EVERY sprint store within a 50 mile radius and found one who had a defective evo that they were mailing back so they swapped the screens out for me and I did not have to use my warranty.
     
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    As a woman who works in an office exclusively with other women I've never once seen any of them put a phone in their back pocket. I've seen them put it in their bra, in their purse and side pocket, but never in their back pocket.

    I would think common sense would tell you not to put it in your back pocket due to the fact that it would be so easy to forget it's there and sit down, but it sucks that it happened. You should suck it up and buy another phone or replace the glass, not scam the insurance.
     
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