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Broken screen on Samsung A5 advice needed.

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Broken screen on Samsung A5 advice needed.

I’m wondering where is a cheap but also reliable place in either Markham or Scarborough or Toronto to get my cracked glass screen fixed? I was thinking pacific mall but I heard some places also scam you there. If there’s any places in pmall that are trustworthy please let me know, or of any other places in the gta. I’m not looking to spend over $100 if this is possible
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Realistically, your budget is probably too low. Samsung screens are usually the most expensive to repair.

March is around the corner. If you can wait it out, you can probably get a new A5 off a Koodo churn for south of $150 net, south of $200 net almost guaranteed. Get a new warranty with that, too.

Since it'll probably set you back north of $200 to repair the screen, only do it if you have valuable info that isn't backed up that happens to be stored on your device.
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Don't think about fixing, buy new one check some deal at TMS or koodo.

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If you can't wait until March, you can get a brand new one today.

https://www.wowmobile.ca/en/smartphones ... y-a5-2017/

Koodo medium tab is 360 * 1.13 = 406.8 + let's say 15ish for sim and 1 day of prorated data, you're paying $420 all in for a brand new one. You get a $100 prepaid credit card back, so you're paying $320 for a brand new device with new warranty. Of course, if you can wait for a few weeks, you'll save quite a bit more - but if this is an urgently needed repair it might be better to get a new one for $320 than replace the screen for north of $200.
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jvnanu wrote: If you can't wait until March, you can get a brand new one today.

https://www.wowmobile.ca/en/smartphones ... y-a5-2017/

Koodo medium tab is 360 * 1.13 = 406.8 + let's say 15ish for sim and 1 day of prorated data, you're paying $420 all in for a brand new one. You get a $100 prepaid credit card back, so you're paying $320 for a brand new device with new warranty. Of course, if you can wait for a few weeks, you'll save quite a bit more - but if this is an urgently needed repair it might be better to get a new one for $320 than replace the screen for north of $200.
Depends on other factors...how long is left on current device's warranty, condition of the battery, whether the device has any other issues, and whether I'm in the market to upgrade.

I wouldn't replace an A5 with another A5 unless it was just to get a promo while switching carriers, then sell the new A5 to maximize ROI. Since OP's phone doesn't work right now, it's poor value to replace the phone with the same model unless OP can wait it out until March.

Key is to have some safety nets. Grab a few phones (even budget phones) on promo for less than a case of beer when promo's peak in order to have backup devices. Then if your phone breaks, you can use a backup until promo's get good again. Grabbing phones for cheaper than beer on promo is also good because you can sell them, then put that money aside for the next phone upgrade.

In OP's case, if it's urgent, bite it and pay the $200-250 for the repair.
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matttheman wrote: I’m not looking to spend over $100 if this is possible
Impossible. A reputable place would replace the entire screen assembly with an OEM part. A cheap place would use a refurb screen with a replacement glass and leave you with a woefully substandard repair - and probably still cost more than 100.
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DiceMan wrote: Impossible. A reputable place would replace the entire screen assembly with an OEM part. A cheap place would use a refurb screen with a replacement glass and leave you with a woefully substandard repair - and probably still cost more than 100.
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This is what I said.
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