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    Phone repairs

    Hi all, I've managed to drop my Galaxy S3 and surprise the screen has cracked. Can anyone suggest a good place to get it repaired? There seems to be loads when I search online but they all want £200 ish.
    The screen still works so it's just the glass but looking online it seems to be quite a faff to replace yourself and I'm not really willing to tackle it.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Might sound dodgy but my mate had is fixed on the market for very little. Did a good job, you can't tell he has had it done.

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    Home insurance cover it?

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    Hmmm I did wonder about the market or an independent shop. I've found a company online that will do it for £70.
    I'll check my home insurance it might be worth a try

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    The tricky bit is separating the broken glass from the delicate AMOLED screen. The expensive quote i imagine factors in a new screen, where as the cheap one is just replacing the glass which costs about £12.

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    £10 for a replacement glass front where you have to heat the screen to separate it from the lcd or £114 for a complete lcd/digitizer replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    The tricky bit is separating the broken glass from the delicate AMOLED screen. The expensive quote i imagine factors in a new screen, where as the cheap one is just replacing the glass which costs about £12.

    Yeh I've watched a couple of videos about just replacing the glass but I'm a little apprehensive about tackling it myself.

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    @Millgate do ios devices, not sure about droid devices

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    @Millgate do ios devices, not sure about droid devices
    Millgate only deal with businesses though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Millgate only deal with businesses though.

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    Could do it through the school or company account as long as he pays for the work to be done out of his wages ( possibly ). Just a thought

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    Possibly but most schools won't allow personal purchases through their accounts.

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    Home insurance excess more than the repair. I'm off for a look around the market



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