1. jdandison's Avatar
    Item Description: RM-877 T-Mobile US LTE-compatible Lumia 1020
    Price Range: depends on condition, up to around $325-350
    Condition: decent - no major issues or better
    Payment Method: PayPal

    My wife's unlocked ATT 1020 (RM-877) has a broken screen, so I need to get her a new one. The glass is pretty much totally wrecked, but the screen appears OK. Touches still work, there aren't any dead spots, etc.

    I'm looking to buy her a new/used 1020 that'll work on T-Mobile, either for cash or cash + her broken 1020. Color doesn't matter, although she likes the yellow.

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    08-20-2014 05:20 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Might not be a bad idea to replace the LCD on the existing phone. Should be a lot cheaper than $325. From the videos on You Tube this does not seem to be a complex repair especially if you buy a new LCD and are not trying to replace the digitizer glass. Looks like the LCD is about $130 from a couple of really good suppliers on eBay. And for $178, Palco Repair Center will fix it for you including return shipping, which is an amazing deal.

    Palco Repair Center

    Nokia Lumia 1020 LCD Screen Display Digitizer Touch Panel Fully Assembled | eBay

    Good luck.
    rdubmu likes this.
    08-20-2014 05:52 PM
  3. carlosrdd's Avatar
    I have a yellow at&t 1020 unlocked. Just waiting for it to get back from nokia repairs for the amoled " dark spots" i should have it by next week if you can wait I'll sell it to you.
    worldspy99 likes this.
    08-20-2014 06:01 PM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    If you pick up carlosrdd's phone let me know if you would like to sell the broken 1020 for parts, I would love to take a crack at fixing the 1020 LCD. I can do the 8xx series without any issues but haven't got my hands on a 1020:-)
    08-20-2014 06:06 PM
  5. jdandison's Avatar
    Wow, I guess my email notifications need to be fixed, I didn't even see your responses!

    I can probably wait, carlosrdd - what's your asking price? Could you send me a couple of pics when you get it back?

    Make me an offer, worldspy - I watched some of the videos on Youtube so I might try my hand at it, but the removing the glue and all looked out of my range of hassle.
    08-21-2014 07:00 PM
  6. jdandison's Avatar
    Worldspy - have you ever used Palco? Are they reputable?
    08-21-2014 07:03 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Worldspy - have you ever used Palco? Are they reputable?
    Palco is recommended by Nokia Care so I would definitely trust them. I am going to attempt to fix my co-workers Samsung Galaxy S3 today and will report back the results.
    08-22-2014 11:14 AM
  8. jdandison's Avatar
    I ordered a screen last night. I figure if it ends up being a PITA ill just buy carlosrdd's. I'll report back how it goes. Thx for the help!
    08-22-2014 12:29 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    I ordered a screen last night. I figure if it ends up being a PITA ill just buy carlosrdd's. I'll report back how it goes. Thx for the help!
    Hope you ordered the full LCD. If you did that it will be quite straightforward. If you only ordered the digitizer good luck. I was trying to help my co-worker with his Galaxy S3 and it was a fustercluck. He was okay with ordering a new complete LCD+digitizer+glass anyways so we attempted the repair in case it went wrong. And boy wrong it did go towards the very end where the capacitive buttons are on the S3. So the glass he had is sitting idle and we ordered a full LCD on eBay. I ordered the digitizer as well and will attempt a repair on the LCD and then probably source a broken S3 on eBay and make some money that way. Just the glass removal is definitely a PITA...
    08-22-2014 05:59 PM
  10. jdandison's Avatar
    Hope you ordered the full LCD. If you did that it will be quite straightforward.
    I did, I ordered the entire assembly - glass, LCD. digitizer and frame. About $145 on eBay. Before I ordered it, I figured I'd try my hand getting the old one out - it was surprisingly easy, so I'm hopeful I can manage to get the new one in. If not, I'll be back here. Thanks for the help!
    snowmutt likes this.
    08-23-2014 10:00 AM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Replaced a full LCD assembly on a GS3, took a grand total of 10 minutes or less from start to finish.
    08-26-2014 09:44 PM
  12. spectre51's Avatar
    I did, I ordered the entire assembly - glass, LCD. digitizer and frame. About $145 on eBay. Before I ordered it, I figured I'd try my hand getting the old one out - it was surprisingly easy, so I'm hopeful I can manage to get the new one in. If not, I'll be back here. Thanks for the help!
    Let me know if you can't get it repaired. I have a mint unlocked yellow 1020 with speck case and camera grip I might be willing to sell.

    Sent from my OnePlus One
    08-27-2014 02:34 PM
  13. hysonmb's Avatar
    I've had my 1020 since last July and never had any issues. This week, I'm replacing the display for the 3rd time in 3 months after 2 drops and 1 dumb mistake. :( It's absolutely better to repair than replace when it comes to cost though.
    08-27-2014 02:38 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    OP, are you still looking to buy a device or are you repairing the one you have?

    Should we keep this thread open?
    rdubmu and snowmutt like this.
    08-27-2014 03:16 PM

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