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Old 01-20-22, 12:47 PM
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Has anyone ever replaced a cellphone battery?
Not in a modern phone.
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Old 01-20-22, 12:48 PM
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Yes. Actually, the STATE (PENN-DOT) takes care of the major roads but the minor roads are handled by the townships which are fairly small. So even though work is only 8 miles from home, I go through 3 different towns/townships for work.
Weird place. Our 30-mile wide county only has two "townships," and one of those is in the corner.
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I tried to replace one in an older iphone (maybe a 5??). I followed the youtube video but it did not work. Sad!
You followed the directions but the phone didn't turn on thereafter?
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I used to do it all the time BITD when that sort of thing was done.
It's not done now?
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Suspicions are high.

Or...
I used to love that bit. That was before some of youz time, though.
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You followed the directions but the phone didn't turn on thereafter?
Yes, but I had a sense that I messed up the micro-connections. It's not easily done with a newer smartphone. Might be better to pay someone who does it all the time.
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My Roomba battery died in my old machine. I'm debating whether to buy a new battery or not, the machine has seen better days but is still 80-85% effective.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I used to love that bit. That was before some of youz time, though.
Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old AF" categories, I believe.
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Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old AF" categories, I believe.
"Old as dirt", also.
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I used to love that bit. That was before some of youz time, though.
I watched Johnny when he was still on the air. How many (current, regular) Addicts are younger than me (45 - egads!)? bam and abshipp, but I'm not sure of anyone else.
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Oof. RIP cycling.

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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I used to love that bit. That was before some of youz time, though.
Johnny Carson retiring was one of those things that hit me with the reality that nothing is permanent. When I was growing up, Carson and Ed McMahon seemed permanent, like things always seem when you're young.
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I thought you didn't consider that to be "cycling".
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These Sex in the City fans got pretty shook, didn't they?
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Yes, but I had a sense that I messed up the micro-connections. It's not easily done with a newer smartphone. Might be better to pay someone who does it all the time.
In a thrifty move perhaps only you will appreciate, I'm not paying $1,000 for a phone. "F that noise," to quote a drug user here.

I'm getting an ancient one which still should have two or so years of life. May require an eventual battery replacement.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I thought you didn't consider that to be "cycling".
It's not real cycling, but an indicator of the sport in society at large.
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It's not real cycling, but an indicator of the sport in society at large.
It's the indicator of the performance of one company. I haven't been watching that market closely, but I get the impression that there are a growing number of competitors at a more budget-friendly price point. Meanwhile, I see HS MTB teams in my area growing every year. A good friend is the head coach of one team, and the only sport at that school with more participation is football.
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.... but an indicator of the sport in society at large.
Says who?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In a thrifty move perhaps only you will appreciate, I'm not paying $1,000 for a phone. "F that noise," to quote a drug user here.

I'm getting an ancient one which still should have two or so years of life. May require an eventual battery replacement.
I approve. I am running an iPhone 8 while the rest of my family, I believe are on the 6 or 6s.

You can likely get a battery replaced at one of those ifixit kiosks for $50-75.
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You can likely get a battery replaced at one of those ifixit kiosks for $50-75.
Have you ever had a screen replaced? I've got some cracks on one edge of the screen with a few hairlines spreading across. I'd like it to be pretty and clean again, but the phone is still fully functional (other than the under-the-glass fingerprint reader) and I've seen estimates in the $200 neighborhood, so I'm hesitant to do anything about it just yet.
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Now I got Santeria on my mind. Thanks a lot.
Nothing stuck here, and the wind has really helped dry out the streets and sidewalks. Hoping ice won't be a problem tomorrow as I have to drive to my NJ office.
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Have you ever had a screen replaced? I've got some cracks on one edge of the screen with a few hairlines spreading across. I'd like it to be pretty and clean again, but the phone is still fully functional (other than the under-the-glass fingerprint reader) and I've seen estimates in the $200 neighborhood, so I'm hesitant to do anything about it just yet.
iPhone? I thought you were on Android. iPhone screens are in general easy to replace. Depending on the model, Androids might be easy too. But if you have to remove a lot of components, it might be better to leave it to someone who has done a few before. Watch a couple videos.
I've done a few screens and some batteries as well. It does help to have a good toolkit with the prybars and spudgers and a pair of curved fine tip tweezers to lift connectors and cables.
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Have you ever had a screen replaced? I've got some cracks on one edge of the screen with a few hairlines spreading across. I'd like it to be pretty and clean again, but the phone is still fully functional (other than the under-the-glass fingerprint reader) and I've seen estimates in the $200 neighborhood, so I'm hesitant to do anything about it just yet.
I have not done that, but my understanding is that the screen replacement is more labor-intensive (and thus more costly) than a battery replacement. I have been lucky that all our phones' screens have held up ok.
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Says who?
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It's the indicator of the performance of one company. I haven't been watching that market closely, but I get the impression that there are a growing number of competitors at a more budget-friendly price point. Meanwhile, I see HS MTB teams in my area growing every year. A good friend is the head coach of one team, and the only sport at that school with more participation is football.
Could be an indicator of a company that overcharges. And whose stock got way way way overvalued last year.
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I approve. I am running an iPhone 8 while the rest of my family, I believe are on the 6 or 6s.
I'm looking at 8 pluses. They seem fine for my current needs.
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iPhone? I thought you were on Android. iPhone screens are in general easy to replace. Depending on the model, Androids might be easy too. But if you have to remove a lot of components, it might be better to leave it to someone who has done a few before. Watch a couple videos.
I've done a few screens and some batteries as well. It does help to have a good toolkit with the prybars and spudgers and a pair of curved fine tip tweezers to lift connectors and cables.
Yeah, I'm on Android, but assumed that replacements would generally be similar. I watched some videos on how to do it, but decided not to attempt it myself - replacing the screen looks to be expensive from a parts standpoint, whereas replacing the glass was a little too involved for me (doing stuff like separating the glass from the screen with a fishing line would give me anxiety).
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Your knowledge of the state of cycling has been shown to be suspect, at best. Got any other, more reputable sources?
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Yeah, I'm on Android, but assumed that replacements would generally be similar. I watched some videos on how to do it, but decided not to attempt it myself - replacing the screen looks to be expensive from a parts standpoint, whereas replacing the glass was a little too involved for me (doing stuff like separating the glass from the screen with a fishing line would give me anxiety).

Agreed. The iPhone screens I have done have been simple full screen assembly swaps. The one android I had a while back, I had done by one of those quick fix places.
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