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F(x)tec Repairability plans for the Pro1

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1 hour ago, EskeRahn said:

I think we would be extremely lucky if any of those are standard parts. But we can hope of course. I believe we do have a close up of the small pcb with the USB, but I might remember wrong.

Sorry, I should have mentioned that real pictures would be valuable, because the parts could have been changed since the photos were taken for FCC licensing.  We know the flex cable and flex cable connector were change at some point in the testing phase.  The USB port is supposed to be modular, not soldered, yet the FCC photos show a soldered type.

ADD:  I'm hoping they found some extra long, pre-existing flex cable, that other phones use, and used that.  The fact that they said they switched the cable and connector after initial testing gives me a little more hope that it was something they found, rather than built.  That doesn't  mean it isn't rare though, since it could have been for some low-volume phone/device.

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9 hours ago, david said:

@FlyingAntero, since you will be taking your phone part way apart anyway, which I believe voids the warranty, if you have a chance to take photos of both sides of the battery, that would be very helpful in possibly finding a source online where we can get them.  I realize you are replacing the screen, and might not need to open the bottom, but I'm just mentioning it since you will be doing some surgery anyway.

Also, close up pictures of the flex cable, flex cable connectors and USB port would all be valuable, as those are parts we might want to replace over time and currently don't know where to source them.

I am not sure If I am going to replace my screen right away. Currently, everything is working normally and the crack is only a visual issue (for now). I can live with it. However, since the screen is damaged it can break to non-functional more easily anytime. So I need a spare part for backup. I will take pictures of the components when I am going to change the screen. I just don't know when that will happen.

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7 hours ago, david said:

The USB port is supposed to be modular, not soldered, yet the FCC photos show a soldered type.

What I remember always reading is that it's modular in the sense of being on a separate board which can be swapped if the USB port really breaks.
I'm not exactly sure what kind of modular USB port they should've used. I guess I can imagine one, but they need to be able to source that stuff from somewhere.

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3 hours ago, FlyingAntero said:

I am not sure If I am going to replace my screen right away. Currently, everything is working normally and the crack is only a visual issue (for now). I can live with it. However, since the screen is damaged it can break to non-functional more easily anytime. So I need a spare part for backup. I will take pictures of the components when I am going to change the screen. I just don't know when that will happen.

This sounds wise, not to take it apart before really needed, while it is so hard to get a new one, or spare parts, should you accidentally damage something else while changing.

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1 minute ago, elvissteinjr said:

What I remember always reading is that it's modular in the sense of being on a separate board which can be swapped if the USB port really breaks.
I'm not exactly sure what kind of modular USB port they should've used. I guess I can imagine one, but they need to be able to source that stuff from somewhere.

Yes and by "modular" they could mean this separate small pcb, versus soldered to the main board. This would still make it much cheaper to replace. And similar for the 3.5mm smc board.

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On 3/16/2020 at 2:59 PM, Hook said:

I just got my shipment of 1600 black dots from the UK.  It's 8 sheets of 200 dots.  They look perfect for the Pro1 screw covers.  Whats more, I believe cutting one dot in half would work for the keyboard corners. Lol.  1600. 😄 😎

I'll be DIYing my screen repair. If you got stickers to spare I definitely need a set. Let me know if it's ok and I'll DM you my address.

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4 hours ago, magicafternoon said:

I'll be DIYing my screen repair. If you got stickers to spare I definitely need a set. Let me know if it's ok and I'll DM you my address.

What happened to the screen?

If you are doing the replacement soon, if you end up taking the bottom half apart, pictures of the parts mentioned several posts ago would be great.  

Good luck with the repair.  If you are able to document the process, that would be very helpful too.

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On 3/17/2020 at 4:21 AM, FlyingAntero said:

Oh dear, I just broke the screen of my Pro¹. I was sitting on the floor and the phone slipped from my pocket. It was only 10 cm drop! Everything still works but there is one crack across the glass. I just ordered replacement screen but I will also need those stickers.

@Serolfic can you order some stickers for me?

Hey, I haven't been active on this forum because I've had to send my device back to Fxtec 😞

Do you still need these stickers?

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On 3/17/2020 at 5:21 AM, FlyingAntero said:

Oh dear, I just broke the screen of my Pro¹. I was sitting on the floor and the phone slipped from my pocket. It was only 10 cm drop!

That's very unfortunate. Not wearing any protection I take?

Mine dropped 60cm on a wooden floor and got away unscratched. It's always protected by a full leather bookcase from SnakeHive.  

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