1. sgi_beach's Avatar
    Today my husband's S3 was hit while in his chest pocket by a flying "push stick" that was thrown from a table saw.The phone was protected by an Otterbox commuter case and was hit by the push stick on the back of the phone. The Otterbox is fine; there is a tiny dimple in the back plastic cover of the phone case; the bottom corner of the battery has a tiny chip missing from the lower right hand corner; the internal black plastic frame on the right side of the battery has a crack next to the screw and the internal screen of the phone is cracked like crazy; the external screen is fine. (The husband is fine thanks to his phone!) We don't have phone insurance; our Verizon upgrade date is in August 2014. We can't see anything on the screen; he has a swipe pattern to unlock. Even if I swiped the pattern correctly, we still couldn't see anything. Any help or advice? Is repair even an option?

    If I wanted to buy a replacement S3 for him - where would I do that for a reasonable price and if I did would Verizon let me activate it?
    05-05-2014 09:01 PM
  2. sgi_beach's Avatar
    Well, I have ordered the "Samsung Galaxy S3 LCD + Digitizer Screen Replacement - Blue" from Repairs Universe. I hope he can last without his phone games for a few days! The phone is receiving text messages and calls just fine - we just can't answer them right now. There is hope!!
    05-06-2014 11:42 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome (back) to the forums!

    If you really needed to be able to use the phone with the screen not working you could try something like this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009QW3TBK/...cUvbUpU3639572 - you could connect the dock to a TV/monitor via HDMI, and use a USB keyboard/mouse for navigation/input.

    Good luck with the replacement. BTW, you may want to consider a replacement battery - any physical damage is liable to lead to issues.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    05-07-2014 07:56 PM
  4. sgi_beach's Avatar
    Well, we replaced the screen last night after watching several YouTube videos to give us courage. We're back in business. Will be getting a couple of new batteries as backups for our 2 S3's. Thanks for the tip. BTW, can't say enough good things about our OtterBox cases. Nor the fact that his phone saved him from being impaled by that stick.
    05-09-2014 08:59 AM

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