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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,089
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Orange

Dev Alpha C screen replacement

Dropped and cracked the screen on my Dev Alpha C.

 

Any suggestions on how to fix it or get spare parts?

 


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pkcable
Posts: 274
Registered: ‎06-20-2012
My Device: Z30/Xperia Z Ultra
My Carrier: Verizon/T-Mobile

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

I'm not allowed to post 3rd party links.  :smileysad:  BUT you should be able to find the screens out there.  Are you familiar with that place in China?  They probably have them.   Think of that popular US news channel CNN, the website has a similar name.

 

I BELIEVE, but am not 100% certain that a Q10 screen would work, as the internals are the same.  Or so I have heard.  :smileyhappy:

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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,089
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

Thanks, I've been looking but hard to know if it will work.

 

The sad thing is it only dropped about half a meter, guess its not gorilla glass.

 


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peardox
Posts: 1,229
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

OK - stupid answer time

 

Contact "Developer Relations" <DeveloperRelations@blackberry.com> ???

 

Assuming you've got significant sales and / or community (I see you have) it should be easy

 

You can prob get preferential treatment - yes, cheating a little owing to your stature in the community

 

BB want ppl like you + me hanging around here

 

Do you have any contacts @ BB? I've seen you in WW so imagine you may know Adan, Mark, Erik or Tim - they can also be of aid

 

Final point - do you know an evangelist? This is usually a quicker solution as while they can't sort it out themselves know who to get to get the desired result

 

No promises of course - just trying to help




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peardox
Posts: 1,229
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

Oh - I love my DA-C it's my phone of choice ATM

 

I always prefer something with a keyboard




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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,089
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

@peardox,

 

Actually I feel pretty isolated here in Cambridge, seems to be out of the zone for BlackBerry activity.

On that, are there any Cambridge (UK) BlackBerry developers? Get in touch if you are.

 

I have built up some contacts at BlackBerry recently, only by email, never met any of them.

 

I'll try your suggestions, see where it gets me, I've found a digitiser on a couple of sites for around ~£80 and may attempt to turn it in to a Q10 at the same time, for now it's still 'fairly' usuable through the cracks. :smileyhappy:

 

Cheers.

 


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chaitras026
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎06-05-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: Dev Alpha C screen replacement

yes you get the screen from lots of blackberry websites, :smileyhappy:

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