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This summer I dropped my venerable (? 6 years old) 2 one time too many and the screen cracked. I intend to it but it is hard to find the replacement part at a price I can justify. This has mostly to do with import duties and shipping etc on non-eu goods.

However, I found this interesting looking spare-part supplier based in : fixshop.eu/

Does anyone have experience with it? Or know of similar EU-based online stores with spare parts?

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@rra

Licing in Germany, I order electronic parts at #aliexpress mostly from China , and as long as I chose the Ali Express Standard Shipping (usually a little bit more expensive than other shipping methods), all goods arrive from an address in Germany, so no trouble with taxes.

@rra here's a czech custom reviews site listing for it
https://obchody.heureka.cz/fixshop-cz/recenze/

it has 4 stars but many people are complaining they don't have things in stock and shipping takes too long. it doesn't sound super convincing, but maybe it's worth a try over getting fleeced by aliexpress/customs/tax, idk

@piggo Thanks! I don't mind the wait as long as the parts are good etc

@rra Watch out for the little window for the proximity sensor on the top of the phone. I got an aftermarket screen for my oneplus 2 that lacked this window, and it causes surprisingly big problems. For example, I can no longer use the phone to call most commercial lines without a bluetooth headset, because the screen stays black during the call and I cannot select numbers for robot systems. And I could not hang up, so I had to map the power-button to hang up calls, which now leads to more accidental hang-ups. Etc! It's a tiny hardware detail that apparently some manufacturers forget

@seachaint @rra oh yeah mine has had problems with that too since I dropped it and the screen cracked there

I had to disable pocket mode to get my phone to work which is kinda annoying cause then it always ends up calling random numbers when it's in my pocket

@rra I have had decent luck using eBay and filtering search to EU or germany-based sellers. Quality is a bit of a gamble but most of the established ones will not scam you.

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