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Samsung Note II product page issue

Ever since I inherited a Note II in ~2015, I have been pricing out the screens once in a while since I want to fix this phone and keep it as a spare. The problem is I don't think screens are worth the hundreds of dollars that most sites charge for it, so I have looked into used screens and lower grade ones to make the repair economically feasible.

I seen one on iFixit for $45, which I assume is the C-grade panel. I assume this means there's some level of burn-in or the screen isn't in the best shape, but can be made to work.

The problem is when I go to visit the page (seen here: I get the $190 screen I don't want due to the phones being similarly priced with a good screen used. I also need the buttons since I ripped the flex cable to them by accident, since that was my first time trying screen only without the frame at the time :-(. At this point, I feel like it's better to buy the whole screen and get everything I need. When I add it to the cart it insists that I buy the $190 screen as well.

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Hi Nick,

That's a UI bug on our end. We don't currently have any C-grade panels in stock (we've only ever had a small number of these so I wouldn't count on us having any soon). When you switch part options in the dropdown menu the page isn't actually registering this change so you're just adding the new screen to your cart rather than the product page indicating the part is out of stock. I'll kick this over to the devs—I'm sure they'll sort this out.

Sorry we don't have the part you need. I'm sure you can find low-end screens elsewhere on the internet, but you know we pride ourselves on quality (and that comes with a price). Either way, thanks for reporting this.

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That, and I trust iFixit more then places like eBay when you're talking about things like a grade C Samsung screens for older phones. I never really trusted eBay with things like Samsung screens, because the profit margins encourage condition inflation to get more from the part. It also has to do with warranty. If you buy the screen and the seller knows it's bad and it dies on day 31, there goes your cheap screen.

I obviously don't expect a lot. As long as the screen works and the burn-in is in a common or low use area that's what I am looking at. This phone isn't worth buying a nice screen for - at most, it only makes sense to buy a C grade panel. F and D grade are likely too far gone.


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