February 22, 2023, 3:18pm
Looking for Fairphone 3 (+) screen module as bought a broken fairphone on ebay. Shipping to Glasgow, UK.
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February 22, 2023, 5:14pm
Hi and welcome to the forum.
First, the screen is the same for the FP3 and the FP3+ and is available on the Fairphone website. Further the display purchased from Fairphone has a two year warranty.
So what is broken? Is the current screen cracked and an unpleasant experience, or do you have no visual interface?
Does the LED light up when charging ?
Do you have sound and vibrations etc. when plugging in to charge.
March 1, 2023, 10:20am
Thanks so much for replying. I have bought this phone off eBay to try and transfer from my iPhone to the fairphone world. It’s my first fairphone. The phone turns on and vibrates but the screen just shows grey pixels. I don’t know if this means I need to totally repair the screen or if I can somehow fix this? If I do need to buy a new screen module I was hoping I could find a second hand one here but it sounds like that may not be possible.
March 1, 2023, 11:10am
Screen module pixelation has been documented.
Please search for similar topics and solutions i.e.
March 7, 2023, 11:54am
Just as an update. I have (at least temporarily) fixed the problem by removing the display module and thoroughly cleaning the contacts with isopropyl alcohol. I think this post was the most helpful:
I have a theory for these problems (and some others)
Unlike most other phones on the market, Fairphones are meant to be disassembled easily. As this, contacts between components are “less solid” than in more integrated phones - where components are hard soldered together or using tight connectors.
In FP3 the motherboard is connected to the screen through a number of metal pads unto which springs press the counter-contacts. This, by design, is a setup that is vulnerable to having occasionally b…
I’m now looking forward to loading on Murena and starting to experiment with my fairphone!
Thanks for your help,
March 8, 2023, 9:08am
…and now discovered another problem. It seems the person I bought this phone off on ebay did not remove their google account from it. As a result I can’t get pass the factory reset protection screen. Is there any way around this?
March 8, 2023, 9:32am
Really best to open a new topic for a new query as the replies will not be easily found.
I suggest you delete this and if you can not find another topic that is useful create one.
Mean while, how did you try to reset, via the gui or the power / volume buttons. Do you know of both, have you tried etc.
But seriously. Start a new topic and delete the post above and I can delete mine and respond there.
March 8, 2023, 2:00pm
Thanks so much. I’ve started a new topic here:
I recently bought a fairphone off ebay. It was described as broken however I managed to get it working again by cleaning and slightly scratching the screen connector contacts. Sadly however although now it appears to be working perfectly it is linked to a previous owner’s google account which I don’t have the password to and so I can’t get past the factory reset protection which asks for the google account login. I’ve tried a factory reset as described here but it doesn’t remove the FRP:
March 15, 2023, 2:01pm
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