How do you even let this get past QC?

Ordered a replacement screen and frame for my broken Galaxy S4.

What came just… failed

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Original frame at right,  motherboard next to it.  Note the puzzle piece shape that accommodates those SMT parts.

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Old at right,  new at left.  Note no indent for those smt parts.

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Foiled by Chinashit. Can’t blame me for trying can you?

2 thoughts on “How do you even let this get past QC?”

  1. (copy-pasta from Tumblr because I don’t if you’ll get it there)

    You bought the wrong frame. There’s a [whole boatload of variants](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S4#Model_variants) with

    * 3 international variants (GT-I9500, GT-I9505, GT-9506)
    * 2 variants for SK (SHV-*)
    * 6 variants for 5 different US carriers + an unlocked GSM LTE variant ( GT-I9505G is unlocked; SGH = GSM, SCH = CDMA, but only for the US)
    * 3 variants for China
    * A variant for Japan
    * A variant for CA/MX
    * Another variant for CA
    * oh and bonus: two CDMA variants for the US.

    These are all named the “Galaxy S4”; Yours is an GT-i9505 (international) while you bought one for (possibly) a CDMA variant.

    1. What’s bizarre is the label and software on the phone call it the 720… Not the gt-i9505, though that is what was stamped in the original frame??

      Wonder if they swapped internal components due to parts availability or something?

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