I bought a FP1 3 years ago but it broke 6 months ago: the battery start to last less than an hour and, the most worrying thing, the charger connector stopped working, so I could not charge the battery in any way.
I looked for a solution but replacing the charger connector was too expensive.
Now I have a dead FP1 and I’d like what I can do with it. I live in Spain (BCN) what is the best way to recycle it?
I’m not sure which option you looked at, so just in case: some people have had success getting the connector resoldered, which would be a lot cheaper than replacing the motherboard. If you don’t want to go down that route, I’d suggest selling the phone for spares (but clearly state what’s wrong with it). The #market category on the forum may be of use, as there are some people looking to buy a screen there, or you can list as offered in the ‘offered’ subcategory.
Yeah, I thought about resolder the connector, but I had to look for someone who could do that (I did not know about the prize + I had to buy a new battery. At the end I’m sure it will be more than 60€ for the repair).
Honestly, now I’m not sure if I want to spend that money in FP1.
Thanks for your answer. I will look into the #market category.
The list of #repairshops can give you an indication of what a USB-connector repair would cost (prices vary much, depending on the location and/or proficiency of the repair shop). [Man, we do need certified repair centers…]