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  1. Michau's Avatar
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    I want to buy my wife a Centro. But the problem is, available GSM colors (black or white) are dull, so i wanted to give her a red one. But red Centros are CDMA only, and useless here in Europe.

    So I had this idea - buy a broken red Centro, rip off the hardware out of it, and then buy a GSM Centro and put its hardware into it. I am wondering if this will work? Or are the interiors so different that swapping the hardware will not be possible (for example, because there are some screws placed in different places)?
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    i'm not sure...i'd love to know though...i'd love a pink centro. my white isn't that bad but pink...ooh...
    What can I say? A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
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    Where does the sim card go? That may be the only difference.
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    if you swap all internal components the phone wil work but like above the sim card cutout that you slide the card into may not be there on cdma versions i would check that first
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    I think the easiest way is to get a black or white Centro and buy a nice color case or use skin (www.skinit.com). Then we don't need to spend extra money to buy a phone and both phones warranty are voided.
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    The SIM card is inserted under the battery and beneath the stylus in a very difficult to get at slot. But then once it is in, there is no problem. So, if you are replacing the guts and all, you should have nary a problem.

    Now the SD card location might be different and I am wondering if that is what they are questioning.

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    OK, the SIM card question is a valid one - as i see, the GSM cover has a slot for SIM card but the CDMA cover probably does not. Arghhh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michau View Post
    OK, the SIM card question is a valid one - as i see, the GSM cover has a slot for SIM card but the CDMA cover probably does not. Arghhh.
    Please point out where you see an external slot for the SIM card on a GSM Centro. It is underneath the battery on the inside.

    Geesh, what is wrong with you folks?

    Carl
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