Has anybody here attempted to replace the USB (flip) door on a Lumia 800 or N9?
I need to change mine. Looking at the service manual it says that you just need to open it fully then pull it up and away from the phone. The thing is, i am hesitant to do this as it seems it requires quite alot of force and i am worried that i may end up breaking something deeper inside the phone.
If anyone has any experience of this or maybe a link to a video showing it being done i would appreciate hearing from you.
Yeah I found that video! Was waiting for him to remove the door then it never happened :-(
Oh well, I have read that you should use pliers to remove it, and once pulled out it cannot be replaced, only with a new one. Will give it a go I guess!
In case anyone is interested, i did this yesterday and it was as simple as anything. I opened the flap fully, then just used pliers to pull it off, needed a bit of force but it came off no problem. The new one just snapped straight into place, job done!
So, how easy is the flap to replace? Should I take it to the Carphone Warehouse, where I got it? It's a terrible design, who thought that a flap would be a good idea covering the charging port on a smartphone? Mine's lasted 8 months. Still a fantastic phone in every other respect!
After vowing I wouldn't have this problem, I accidentally bent my 800 USB door last night.it still fits on fine but cosmetically doesn't look great. I guess I'm going to have to send off for several replacement doors from the web...
It struck me that a nice way round this problem would be for a custom Nokia 800 case that is like the silicone case that comes with the Lumia 800, but rather than having a hole for the door just has a hole for the micro USB port and a separate hole for the earphone jack. That way the door could just be removed and no longer be an annoyance when charging.
Anyone know if it's possible to get a company to make a custom shaped case?
in the video theres a little metal bar that pivots the cover door - I swear on my phone theres also a screw that holds it down. Also its ridiculously annoying that this has broken without any warning as I work in a dusty enviroment - thus now am uncontactable as i fear for dust ruining the port