Fairphone 3 bottom module availability [5 Oct 2023: BACK IN STOCK]

Thank you for your advice, @anon9989719.

I opened my phone only four months ago and took the opportunity to clean all the contacts. However, the phone is “very fussy” about when and how to charge (no charging, slow charging, normal charging… for a week now it never charges fast), even with different chargers and cables.

As @Joao says, I’m afraid of damaging it more if I open the bottom module… I would feel more comfortable changing everything.

In any case, it frustrates me to have so many problems with this port. I hope it gets fixed soon.

Thanks again!

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I got finnaly a good news from the support : bottom module will be back in stock in 5-6 weeks.
For me it is a good news, I can wait until this time. Let say mid-august around.

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Great news! Thanks for sharing them with us :slight_smile:

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Deep sigh: that would really be good news, urgently waiting for themodule. Hopefully 5-6 weeks isn’t the code for: actually we don’t know!
Thx for sharing this note
Thomas

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Dear all,
TL:DR; I have two bottom modules for sale: Would sell them for 15€ (only tested once) and 10€ (used). Location: NL. PM me if interested.

my phone had some charging issues, so I ordered a new module. Turns out that was not the issue, so I can resell it now. A few days ago, my phone died (just on its own, no water damage etc), so I would assume the module in that phone should also still work. Also have all the other parts of that broken phone.

Welcome to the community forum @Silvia_Foiada and have a look above at Joao’s 7 July post. :slight_smile:

(Referring to FP3 Bottom module out of stock ! HELP!)

P.S.: I would recommend to anyone urgently seeking an FP3 bottom module to add your REGION/LOCATION (if that is possible) to your request. Maybe someone local has a used bottom module from a defect FP3 or something similar to offer.

hello, Aypac I’m interested, Do you still have some modules available? I’m located in Lisbon PT, are you okay to send it?

Hi Aypac,
I’m in the Netherlands too and need a new bottom module. Would love to buy the one you tested once.

Hi I’m in the UK and suffering from this same USB-C charge port failure so also needing a replacement bottom module. Does anyone in UK or anywhere have a working used one i could buy?

Hi @Aypac , I live in Belgium and also needing the bottom module. Is there one left?

Hey, no modules left unfortunately :frowning:

quick update : the new date for the back in stock is end august
I just seen it on the module product page…

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Hello,
Thanks for the post but there are some fundamental problems here.
The module was out of stock, back in 2021 and again in 2022.
Three years of no stocks or waiting 5 weeks or more is pointless.
THE CORE PRINCIPLE OF THIS PHONE IS REPAIRABILITY AND UPGRADES???
THE CONCEPT HAS BEEN EXPLODED.
IF YOU CAN LIVE FOR FIVE WEEKS WITHOUT A PHONE YOU DO NOT NEED ONE?

The only reason to by a Fairphone (and a low cost backup) will be to avoid the proprietary software of big manufacturers?

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No need to scream at other users.

And thats just nonsense

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But It’s very disappointing, that the module isn’t available the 3nd time for month.

Three years of no stocks

1/ I think it is wrong

IF YOU CAN LIVE FOR FIVE WEEKS WITHOUT A PHONE YOU DO NOT NEED ONE?

2/ I never mentioned the phone is not working at all.

3/ And if you want to scream, I suggest you to do it alone, not at me.

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Smell bad…
The mention of end august in the website disappeard.
And I am still waiting since two weeks an answer from the support to get an update.
:rage:

I don’t know if this is true, but maybe in 2 weeks (September 10)?

And yes, this is terrible that these kinds of parts are not available.

It was on a thread, one of many, that state there are no stocks - the comment was for all readers and Fairphone - a repeated problem contrary to its stated core aims.
The Comment was totally justified and valid

If you take it personally, that is your problem not any one else’s - except Fairphone…
Seamus

Anyone got update on this? I’ve been without since beginning of July. Last I heard was stock was back end of August… Fortunately I’ve been able to get by with a spare battery and have been able to charge externally and swap. But it would really help to have a £20 fix…

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