Nexus One Face Plant

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Nexus One Face Plant

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So with my tough case still en route, my phone got over anxious and jumped over the fence and fell probly 15' glass side down on to concrete. I looked around and discovered that I can get a new screen for $80+shipping, and I saw a few places offering to repair it for $130-$200 PLUS shipping BOTH ways.

 

My phone is only a week or so old so my Square Trade Accidental Coverage does not kick in (30 delay on that), so I called Google up to see what options they offer, and they of course hand me off to HTC. Hand off went very smoothly, and I got "Lisa" at HTC. She told me that if my personal diagnoses is correct (only the glass is damaged, the phone still works 100% perfectly, even the touch screen), that it will be $115 TOTAL including shipping/taxes to fix, and my warranty will stay valid. 


Soooo I could pay someone else A LOT MORE to fix it and void my warranty, or have it done by HTC for cheaper... and keep my warranty... hmm let me think on that a bit LOL. Even if I fixed it my self it run me almost as much and void my warranty. 
So its going back to HTC on Tuesday when my local FedEx dudes are re-open. 


Oh, it took this picutre on the way down LOL

 

bigger: http://twitpic.com/1s9q1h

 

Here is a shot of the damage...

 

Bigger: http://twitpic.com/1t0b2i

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i think there was foul play. i think apple hired a hitman to take out your google device

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street_peddler wrote:

i think there was foul play. i think apple hired a hitman to take out your google device


Me too!!! Wonder if I can prove that enough to sue for emotional distress.... 

 

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Wow! That sucks...did HTC give you a turn around time?
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davidusr wrote:
Wow! That sucks...did HTC give you a turn around time?

 

Not yet. I am waiting for the Fedex label to arrive with instructions. On saturday they told me it would come in "24 business hours" so I assume that means today or tomorrow.

 

BTW my tough case is finally here, and it has a big enough rubber lip around the glass that I might have been safe. Ah well... 

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I have the case mate thing for my N1
It works well
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I called last night due to a charger port issue and they told me 5-7 business days for turn around. I went with the warranty exchange. They ship me a phone and i send mine back, but they put a $529 hold on my card until they get the phone back and make sure there's no damage to the phone. Fair enough.
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is this what your case looks like?

case to the left

 

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/MatrixDark8/photo.jpg

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Does it have a hole for the Michael on the back?
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davidusr wrote:
Does it have a hole for the Michael on the back?

 

uhhh what????

it has a camer hole for the cam and the flash
a hole for the speaker
and a hole for the noise cancelation

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WEll I just got the Fedex label now, so I will probably send it on Monday, no sense in it sitting in a box at Fedex all weekend... 

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I edited to say Mic. The And auto spell changes mic to Michael.
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It also changes N1 to And. Grr!
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VydorScope wrote:

 

BTW my tough case is finally here, and it has a big enough rubber lip around the glass that I might have been safe. Ah well... 

I'm pretty sure you'd be right about that. The simple silicon skin on my iPod touch (same kinda lip over/around the screen) has prevented any and all damage during the three or four spills it's taken thru the last two years, some of them were from up to 4 feet high and it landed flat on it's screen at 'least once... Tho I usually manage to cushion it somewhat w/my leg/foot at 'least.

 

Still tho, the cases definitely help. You might not think they absorb a lot of the impact either but they definitely do, and iPod touch doesn't bounce w/o a case, it just smashes into the ground (unless it's going fast enough, then the first bounce probably kills it anyway!). With a silicon skin it almost seems to roll away after it falls.

 

I didn't wanna put a case on my next Android phone but after dropping my iPod a few times recently I'll probably end up doing so, it's worth the lil' bit extra bulk and occasional difficulty in slipping it out of a pocket. You get used to it.

 

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Well I can definitely say the Case-Mate tough case seems like a great case. I have test dropped it a few times and it seems a lot a safer. 

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