i need phone parts

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by migles, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. migles
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    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i have a xperia j, that i need to replace the power\volume buttons (the contacts appear to work fine)
    i tried to search on ebay but no luck, i just wanted the part i need

    do someone know a good place to get phone parts?
     
  2. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    Look on Craigslist or your other local online ad thingy, thats whats best
     
  3. migles
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    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    ad thingy?

    found some phones with broken screens, but they are still pricey for what it is worth...
    i tried to contact the sellers hopefully someone can sell me just that part for less..
     
  4. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    oh haha I mean websites similar to craigslist in your area
     
  5. migles
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    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i did go to a local repair shop, they want 15 euros for it.. it's nonsence, just open the phone put a plastic piece close and done, it doesn't require any skills
    i opened the phone and removed the buttons, it was super easy to do..
    for 15 i can get the same phone in a better shape than this one...

    found a listing for one with a broken screen for 7.5€ i could get it, but my problem is, i just want 1 plastic piece, but i don't want to end up buying a broken phone to either shove it somewere in my house (it is already full of stuff) or end up putting the phone on the trash... this is so frustrating...
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Welcome to electronics fixing, actually fixing anything. Most places will price such that it is still more desirable to fix it than scrap it and get a new one, but not necessarily anywhere near what the creation of the replacement will cost.

    Hopefully 3d printing at the consumer end continues to improve. Speaking of 3d printing you could try https://www.3dhubs.com/ I guess. In the meantime guess you are paying 7.50€.
     
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  7. irvinscastle

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    phone repair shops usually work