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Offline silvercue

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Broken Screen - Best Options
« on: October 08, 2012, 09:18:30 AM »
Hi,

I have a broken screen on my Nexus.  I called ASUS support who were not the best.  They said 45 to look at it and then labour and parts.  They said they had no idea what the final cost would be and no way of even finding an estimate for me.

The store I got it from said they could repair, but at a minimum of 170 and probably more.  As they are 199 I got a new one.

So, I have a Nexus 7 that has a cracked screen and does not respnd to touching the screen, so can't be unlocked.

It is not rooted and I assume I can't do that when it is not screen responsive.

I don't want to sell on ebay with a number of my passwords saved on websites and my email set up in case someone can access them somehow.

Do I have any other options?

Is it best to hang on to it and hope cheap screens will be released for home fixing?  Or is it only good for spare parts or the bin?

Thanks



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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 05:47:29 PM »
I wonder if doing a "cold boot" (doesn't require the screen) would wipe out your personal data?
If it were mine I would keep it until the screens become less expensive.  Then you could pay the neighbor kid a 6 pack of Dr Pepper to replace the screen for you.

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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
You could try searching the auction sites for non-functioning N7s.  Might get lucky and find one with an intact screen.
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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 11:08:52 AM »
Cold boot won't delete data. I think you can factory reset with out touching the screen.

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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 11:12:39 AM »
Hvae you tried to mount it to your computer?  If you're lucky, you'll be able to go in, and delete everything that way. 
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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 04:35:34 AM »
Thanks all.. I could not find any on auctions, will keep looking.  Will also try mounting.

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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 05:25:16 AM »
Go to the Rooting Guide in our forum and install the Root Toolkit and you will find many helpful tools like the ability to load a factory image, which will over write your data. I am not sure it will work without screen input, but it is worth a try.
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Re: Broken Screen - Best Options
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 03:16:46 AM »
yes thanks - may try that.

I would rather get a new screen and try to fix myself, but only if I had some indication of roughly when we might see them on the market.

I can't seem to find any out there.......or much talk of when we might see them.

 


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