What's my best option for repairing a Nokia N82's broken screen?

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  1. #1

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    What's my best option for repairing a Nokia N82's broken screen?

    I don't want to pay the outrageous costs Nokia want me to fork out. What should I do? Where should I go? There's no mention of this stuff on the internet. At least not on a simple Google search.


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    Try some of the mongkok or ap lei chau shops. I have also had good luck taking the phones to hole in the wall mobile shops on hk island.
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    I ended up going to Wan Chai

    There are quite a few in Wan Chai. I ended up paying 380HKD for the screen repair (very much most likely cos I'm white). The service was great. It was done in an hour after I went for a walk and they let me put down a number to call should I be near another phone when it was repaired. They also gave me a week-long warranty should it break again during the week. The screen they replaced my original broken one with was actually apparently of better quality than the original (my screen used to flash heaps and now it doesn't at all!) I went there instead of one of the Nokia Care centres which likes to charge 600+ to repair this kind of phone's screen! They didn't try anything really dodgy on me other than to be a bit salesy and pushy about whether or not there were any other problems with the phone which there wasn't.

    Hope this helps anyone trying to find a solution to this problem.


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    For sake of reference, would you happen to have the name / address of the shop?


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    Wan Chai MTR Exit A2

    Take Exit A3 I mean (I repeat A3), cross the road, turn right, take the second street on the left and keep walking until you see a handwritten sign inside a shop which says "faster repair." Here's a Google Maps link: hong kong - Google Maps

    Be careful if you're white, cos they'll probs try and push you a bit and add on the famous white tax.

    There are also a bunch of repairers in Wan Chai, I wouldn't try 298 though cos there doesn't look like there's anything there. On the street, you'll find some around (esp Wan Chai). They probably don't have websites and even if they did, of course, they probs wouldn't be in English.

    Hope this helps.

    Last edited by shri; 07-07-2009 at 02:36 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    $380 for a screen that actually works inclusive master workmanship I don't think they applied the white tax for you...