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#1 Yepster


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

Hello everyone.

So my older brother just gave me his old ASUS fonepad 7, which is awesome except it has a cracked screen and apparently it will cost 70$ to fix. Which I do not have the funds for.


So I have a plan of installing linux onto it and then using a bluetooth mouse/keyboard to use as a (bad) laptop to go to uni with and ect.


My question for everyone here is how would I do this without fixing the screen? as far as I understand it I would be able to fix the glass and just leave the touch off, because that would remain brocken?


would there be any way to use the devices hardware, and then treat it like a normal computer?


thank you for your help everybody.

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

Another suggestion for a smart phone....buy a no contract smart phone...several for less than $50.

Install Skype if it doesn't already have it installed. If your uni supplies WIFI for its students then you will be able to use Skype for calling all phones for

less than $100 a year by using WIFI.


I now use a Skype portable phone at home as my primary phone. The next phone I buy will be what I described above. I can buy a smart phone cheaper than

buying another Skype portable.


Who knows what other damage was done besides what is visible on that phone your brother gave you. Surely you have a laptop for use at the uni.

If repairing the screen is too costly, I would think monthly phone bills would be way too costly for you.


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Edited by buddy215, 30 January 2015 - 02:32 PM.

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