1. vince mcclammy1's Avatar
    I have an I535 that evidently has a friend mainboard. I tried all the steps to fix it from a softbrick but still get nothing. From what i have read it needs a new motherboard/mainboard but I cannot find one for sale anywhere. There are several on ebay but they say Bad ESN (whatever that means) so I am assuming those are not good. I just need a new mainboard so I can get my phone working. Anyone have one or have a supplier that sells them? My search terms must be wrong because I cannot find any.

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    *fried
    01-07-2013 12:22 PM
  2. soulsurvives's Avatar
    A bad esn just means that phone can't be used on a carrier.....either been reported stolen or the owner didn't pay the bill so the carrier black listed the esn....if the esn or meid number is not stored on the main board you could use one with a bad esn....of course I could be wrong.....may be able to get a used one for what it would cost anyway.....
    01-07-2013 12:44 PM
  3. bloodsushi's Avatar
    If you still need one i have one ill sell to you
    03-01-2013 11:13 PM
  4. the_menda14's Avatar
    im interested.
    Do you still have the piece?
    03-05-2013 07:03 AM
  5. TOTALLYREALGUYS's Avatar
    you don't have a mainboard thatll work with a t999 do you?

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    you don't have a mainboard thatll work with a t999 do you?
    04-05-2013 08:17 PM
  6. spagman's Avatar
    I have an I535 that evidently has a friend mainboard. I tried all the steps to fix it from a softbrick but still get nothing. From what i have read it needs a new motherboard/mainboard but I cannot find one for sale anywhere. There are several on ebay but they say Bad ESN (whatever that means) so I am assuming those are not good. I just need a new mainboard so I can get my phone working. Anyone have one or have a supplier that sells them? My search terms must be wrong because I cannot find any.

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    *fried
    Have you tried to have the board jtagged? contact me if you did not try jtag.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-05-2013 10:18 PM
  7. Leonid Cifligu's Avatar
    do you still have the new main board for sg3
    04-08-2013 05:58 AM
  8. Compgirl14's Avatar
    I sent my S3 to Samsung because it would not hold a charge. They sent the phone back after 2 weeks with a note saying the motherboard was bad and that replacing the motherboard would cost as much as the phone itself. They said the phone was damaged although all of my trouble shooting to find out what the problem was with the phone was done with the assistance of T-Mobile Technical Support or Samsung Support. The phone is basically useless so would like to replace the motherboard if at all possible. Does anyone know where I can purchase one?
    04-18-2013 03:25 PM
  9. Crista Milian's Avatar
    I was wondering if you still had more of the Main board?
    -Crista
    05-23-2013 09:43 PM
  10. KJ78's Avatar
    Get a unit off of Ebay with a bad screen or whatnot with a good mainboard. Then either put your good parts on the Ebay phone or vice versa.

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    05-30-2013 06:26 PM
  11. arcolino's Avatar
    so r u saying the jtaging will make a bad esn good?
    10-19-2013 08:59 AM
  12. GSDer's Avatar
    I only know enough to be dangerous - I was under the impression that a 'bad' ESN was typically from a phone that the carrier has red flagged. Either because the phone was reported stolen or some similar shenanigans.

    So I don't think that JTAG will correct an issue with a bad ESN.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    10-19-2013 10:15 AM
  13. srulyrez's Avatar
    do u still have it for sale?
    12-18-2013 09:41 PM
  14. rebel27kt's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy s3 motherboard on ebay , just put this number in the ebay searchbar and it will automatically come up. 171914634102
    09-02-2015 03:39 PM

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