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DCXPIG (OP)

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  Hi all, I see the dpad replacement (with the Candy wii/membrane inners) and the screen replacement thread but no posts in regards to changing out the top shell of the main unit (not the one that houses the screen, the plastics that house the analog, dpads and buttons...  My right hinge is cracked but otherwise works perfectly.  I have a donor machine coming in the mail as well as a Candy controller so I can properly trick out my red 64gb unit finally..  I'm a little nervous with this process and was curious if anyone has done work to replace that hinge?  Thanks ahead of time, any pointers are welcome.

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 07:22:53 pm »
I am about to do a swap. what kind of pics do you need? I don't think I have time for a full out tutorial yet.

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 07:25:07 pm »
I should mention that i sell the XD/XD+ case ( shell ) if you need it. The complete 4 piece set though, I can't split it up.

DCXPIG (OP)

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 07:47:42 pm »
  Man, I wish I knew that earlier..  I tried GPD and a few other sites to no avail so ended up purchasing a unit with a intermittent display already. 
  In regards to a guide, I just haven't found reference to separating the hinge assembly from the screen..  I think everything else has been detailed in other guides but not that portion, mind you I haven't actually opened any devices yet.  This might be a really easy process but I simply don't know, anyway I don't think a full pictorial guide is necessary but something that details separating the physical hinge portion would be appreciated.  Thanks for your reply!

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 07:50:32 pm »
  Out of curiosity are the shells you sell any different than the oem/originals? 

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 09:40:50 pm »
  Man, I wish I knew that earlier..  I tried GPD and a few other sites to no avail so ended up purchasing a unit with a intermittent display already. 
  In regards to a guide, I just haven't found reference to separating the hinge assembly from the screen..  I think everything else has been detailed in other guides but not that portion, mind you I haven't actually opened any devices yet.  This might be a really easy process but I simply don't know, anyway I don't think a full pictorial guide is necessary but something that details separating the physical hinge portion would be appreciated.  Thanks for your reply!

How much did you buy the broken xd for and what is wrong with it?

  Out of curiosity are the shells you sell any different than the oem/originals? 

Same black OEM shells

DCXPIG (OP)

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 12:55:32 am »
 The "donor," I bought was $50, the screen is intermittent and it's a 16gb, other than that it seems to be like new so I don't feel like it's a waste.  I think I might actually change the screen out to have a second unit.  It already has Legacy on it and runs well otherwise.

THanks again, appreciate your post.

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 10:44:23 am »
Just keep in mind that 16gb is probably just a screen cable. $10 USD and most likely you have a working xd. You could sell it and turn a profit most likely.

Let me know if you are interested in the cases at all. just pm me.

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 01:43:03 pm »
 Thanks much, appreciated.  Yeah, the screen "tears," but other times looks clean, when putting pressure around the perimeter of the lcd it makes no difference so I figured either the cable or lcd itself

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 01:43:27 pm »
PsyOps, are you in the states?

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 01:49:29 pm »
yeh im by chicago, IL.

Reason I mentioned it is because I just repaired an XD+ for someone. That very same problem. I had a used bottom piece and sold it to them and replaced it. Problem is I do not have any more used pieces. I do have the XD/XD+ full shell but that will probably be sold for 30 USD.

Just been working it out in my head to maybe work something out with you. Once I have the device i can also include the CleanRom installation if you havent done it already.

Anyhow let me know what you think.

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Re: Anyone have a guide to replace the top shell, my right hinge is broken
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 03:47:52 pm »
 Okay will keep it in mind, I'm in Atlanta.  I still am waiting for the Rock Candy controller so once I line everything up will go from there.  Appreciated.

 

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