Hi, looking to purchase a bottom module for my FP3. I rather desperately need a working phone and I’ve been waiting since August for a module, but they can’t give me a date. I’m in the UK, happy to pay shipping etc. on top of purchase if anyone has a working second hand one they are looking to sell?
If not, do I just give up and buy an FP4, the same as I would have done with any other phone?
Mine has also been broken, I know for sure. I changed my own bottom module with somebody elses, and it charged again. Today I called fairphone again for the bottom modules, and the expected delivery is within a few weeks. Of course they do not know for sure, but a few weeks ago they would not even say if they were on transport, or give any kind of information regarding the timespan for re-stock. So I see it as progress.
It is possible to get it repaired out of warranty by fairphone, it just costs a lot more and will likely take weeks.
Despite trying multiple chargers and cables it will only charge now if I hold the cable at a certain angle, or wedge it in at a certain angle - which will stop if the cable shifts or loses pressure. I was an early purchaser (due to issues with my FP2 - I keep trying because I really believe in the company, but my experiences haven’t been amazing!).
I don’t have an external charger - but I think Fairphone have agreed that, because the module has been out of stock for so long, I may be able to claim repairs on the warranty. We shall see.