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I really like the quality of the plastics here in comparison to a cheaper eBay one I purchased last time. That said, I did run into quite a few issues that keep this from getting a good rating from me.
1: The battery door screw stripped out immediately on first use. I had to extract the old one from the sytem and put it into this shell so I could keep the battery door closed. 2: The little plastic tabs left over from the plastic moulding process were not cleaned up well enough, leading to me having to scrape or cut them off with a knife in several locations around the housing. Most notably the buttons, as some of the buttons would not press smoothly or fit into the holes. 3: The case would not close properly once it was all assembled. I had to drill out the little holes where the metal posts go for the L and R buttons, otherwise they were not deep enough and the case probably would have cracked if I screwed the back case all down tightly.
Overall I am happy with the housing, and I would recommend it to anyone that is resourceful enough to make all these small modifications to make it fit properly. Hopefully you have a utlility knife and a drill. If not, I would stay away and see if you can find another solution.
The housing is definitely not up to the same quality of an OEM and actually requires a but of tinkering just to make it fit, but you certainly get a ton for your money. Not only do you get the housing, but you also get a cartridge dust cover, stylus, buttons, shoulder button springs, screen protectors, and double sided adhesive. If you're willing to deal with the lower quality, you're gunna enjoy what you get with this product.
Item is very poor quality. Doesn’t fit together as it should. Most importantly, the slit to get the top screen ribbon through was not completely open which meant the ribbon couldn’t fit through. I would recommend just looking for the top screen hinge and use the rest of the original parts. They sell those on eBay.
This thing feels mostly like original quality. It can’t with all the pieces and it fit together really well. I had ordered a clear kit similar to this on a different listing, which I left a poor review for since it came with missing parts and didn’t fit together right. This kit was spot on. Thanks!