I have cracked the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S2.I did not take out insurance. Can anyone suggest the best/cheapest/easiest way to get it repaired. Thanks Dan
Not even home insurance with accidental damage cover?
Well, a replacement screen module appears to be around £130 and up (if you buy just one, though I'm sure the major repairers bulk-buy them for a fraction of this), but if you're lucky it may just be the glass cover over the display that's cracked, and not the display itself – and that's a much less expensive part, which you can find for about a tenner on Ebay delivered from some point East (usually Hong Kong or China rather than Korea).
Either way, fitting is a job for the highly experienced, or the very brave and foolhardy, as there's a lot you can damage in a moment of hamfistedness.
IMO the best bet is to find a recognised Samsung service centre/agent – we have an independent one just up the road from the office, there are similar outfits all over the place and Carphone Warehouse has its own Express Repair Centres, as do other mobile phone vendors, offering a same-day service where possible – bite the bullet and hope it's just the glass screen that's cracked.
Then, when it's fixed, consider a case, a screen protector, and some accidental damage insurance.
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hi dan , i dropped mine too and smashed the screen, after looking all over the place they was asking between £130 and £150 then i went into carphone warehouse and they quoted me about £80 so i decided to try o2 shop and they did the job , replaced screene and delivered to my door within the week and it cost me £ 74 hope this helps
I've had to deal with the same issue, repairing it myself and looking for a new LCD/Screen unit. Unfortunately you cannot replace one or the other without causing damage to the outer screen. Any ebayers claiming to sell just the outside glass are pretty much aimming to scam. Which is a shame considering the price tag of the unit itself.
it would be better for you inspite of repairing it,you upgrade it with SGS3 .The SGS2 is selling for $232.25 according to this price report http://www.movaluate.com/samsung/galaxy-s-ii-att .I bought my SG3 two days ago, and I really regret I did it so late.
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