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    The 7135 took a 5 foot fall

    Two days ago my 7135 fell out of my pocket and fell about 4 to 5 feet onto a solid floor. i picked it up and opened it to a blank screen with a blue streak going verically up just left of center of the screen. I took the battery out for about an hour and put it back in, same thing but with more blue on the left. On the external LCD it read "Powering On". i let it set for 15 min and still the same thing. Any ideas as to what might be wrong?

    Now listen to my idea, if i just buy a cheap verizon 7135 off ebay, can i just take the circuit board from right under my battery and put it in the new phone and keep the same ESN, so i would be bypassing any hassles with the cell company whether it be getting them to activate the phone or change of equipment charges?

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    I'm no tech expert but as you've gotten no responses in 12 hours I'll put in my 2 cents worth...

    If the phone side worked now I think you could get away with it. As your phone side doesn't seem to be working, it would be a gamble. I've heard of folks doing this with a broken screen with good results.

    Search the threads as there was a post recently of a guy on E-bay fixing phones, I'm unsure what the outcome was though...

    Hopefully one of the tech gurus will post back for you. Good luck.
    Here, have a clue. No, take two, they're small.....

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    I concur with Osteo... it should work if the phone board in your existing phone is still operational... Good Luck
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    Broken LCD displays in cell phones are common. A friend of mine with a relatively new Treo 600 showed me his screen that started with a small yellow dot and now has a large yellow blob about the size of a dime. It took about two weeks to progress this far. He says the phone has not been dropped or abused in any other manner. Dropping a cell phone, particularly those with large displays like the 7135 and the Treos, is really asking for trouble. I am so paranoid about this I don't even let my 7135 snap shut. I close it slowly and gently. A coworker visiting from another site wanted to see how heavy the 7135 was, and I stupidly handed it to her without closing it. She promptly snapped it shut, and it was all I could do to not strangle her on the spot. The moral of the story is don't drop your 7135 and don't let other people use or even hold it .

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    i will be using more caution in the future if my swap works, that is for sure

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