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RIP Pro1 - Caught a corner after a short fall


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1 hour ago, Doktor Oswaldo said:

Yeah but support sold you the whole upper part of the phone, not just the screen.

Ah, I see (and thanks for finding the link, @OKSun). I imagine the replacement of the screen only would be much more difficult, though; in the instructions support sent me for the whole upper unit, it was just five screws and a ribbon cable.

I wonder also if a screen-only replacement would suffice in my case; I have not only cracked glass but a permanent solid magenta line in one whole column of pixels. It does say "touch screen + LCD display" but I'm not familiar enough with this kind of hardware to judge whether I might have damage to some additional component(s) underneath.

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10 minutes ago, atfrase said:

I wonder also if a screen-only replacement would suffice in my case; I have not only cracked glass but a permanent solid magenta line in one whole column of pixels. It does say "touch screen + LCD display" but I'm not familiar enough with this kind of hardware to judge whether I might have damage to some additional component(s) underneath.

As long as the screen shows an image still (even if it's got lines n stuff) my guess would be yes. Do check whether the earpiece, selfie camera, notification light, proximity sensor and keyboard open/closed detection are still working.

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Good morning,

I did not by myself. I went in a professional Mobile Care Center.

It took 30 Euro and all is done with 2 years warranty. For me this are only phones and things to make my life easier.This is the reason why I sell it after the repair. You can spend hours and hours to get something to work on the Pro1 and come here for discussion. I don't need a new Love to play with, I want a good working product 😉

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3 hours ago, fashion_m said:

Wasn't Gorilla glass meant to be durable?

Unfortunately there are no known materials that are both transparent, hard, elastic and thin. So it is always some kind of compromise.

In general the more scratch resistant a material is, the more brittle (and thus fragile) it is.
Different versions of Gorilla glass has put more emphasize on one aspect or the other.

Personally I prefer to have a 'loose' tempered glass protector over a rather elastic (=scratch prone) screen. This way we get scratch resistance, and when it take a not too heavy impact, most often it is only the tempered glass you have to swap.

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7 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

Unfortunately there are no known materials that are both transparent, hard, elastic and thin. So it is always some kind of compromise.

In general the more scratch resistant a material is, the more brittle (and thus fragile) it is.
Different versions of Gorilla glass has put more emphasize on one aspect or the other.

Personally I prefer to have a 'loose' tempered glass protector over a rather elastic (=scratch prone) screen. This way we get scratch resistance, and when it take a not too heavy impact, most often it is only the tempered glass you have to swap.

I used to like the moto Z for this reason, they put a "shatter proof screen" thick plastic touch screen but it was prone to scratch. so adding a tempered glass and keeping some in spare was perfect from my point of view.

Aside of this, I just replaced my Pro1 LCD with a $69 elephone, it's not easy like replacing the lcd assembly but it's pretty easy vs a lot of other phone i done in the past.

I remember taking apart my Motorola Milestone, it needed to be disassembled from the bottom all the way up to the touch screen, so yes pretty easy job to do on the pro1

 

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