I’m gutted to see the fairphone2 is going to be repairable. It’s a nice feature, but being an owner of a broken fairphone1 its making me feel somewhat despondent. What to do for someone like me?
So I dropped the phone, cracked the screen. I bought a screen replacement and began repair. The front facing camera seems to break instantly on being removed from the case so that went too. The USB port had also come loose. I sent it to a repair shop to solder it back onto the motherboard but it came loose again within 2 months. I completed the repair of the screen but something went wrong and now there’s a big black splurge on the screen, partially inhibiting the view. The repair shop has now suggested I just throw the thing out and buy a new one, exactly the thing I was hoping to avoid by buying a fairphone.
If anyone was to ask me after this whether I would recommend they repaired a device or got a new one I wouldn’t hesitate to tell them not to bother with repair. I’ve sunk £100 into repair and got nothing for it.