02-14-2017 01:14 PM
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  1. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I dropped my 950XL and it hit on the 1cm area not protected by my glass protector. I ordered a new front glass only with LOCA, no videos to be found on its removal though. Anyone? Advice? Help? Video? Someone in Austin that will do the repair?
    02-05-2017 12:09 AM
  2. raiderfan247365's Avatar
    Order the whole LCD assembly not just the glass, so hard to replace just the glass.
    02-05-2017 12:17 AM
  3. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    The whole LCD assembly is $180+ for a decent quality one. The phone is discontinued and can be bought new for ~$300. So again, see my original post. I can't be the only person with this phone to attempt this.
    02-05-2017 01:00 AM
  4. Kot Prada's Avatar
    The whole LCD assembly is $180+ for a decent quality one. The phone is discontinued and can be bought new for ~$300. So again, see my original post. I can't be the only person with this phone to attempt this.
    Where have You seen 950XL for $300?
    02-05-2017 08:45 AM
  5. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    And this is why myself, and others, grow tired of this forum. Do a google search. I'm not wanting this thread to turn into a variant version debate. Has. Anyone. Had. To. Replace. The. Glass. On. Their. 950. XL. Or. Knows. Where. A. Video. May. Be. Hidden. ?. There's nothing on YouTube but one in German for a 950. Not sure how it compares to the XL.
    02-05-2017 10:34 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Where have You seen 950XL for $300?
    I bought a new 950XL at the Microsoft Store for $284 around Christmas time. It was on sale for $299 but I got a 5% veteran's discount. I'm glad I bought it then. I figured it might be a closeout price that would last until they were gone but the price went back up a few days later.
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    02-05-2017 01:04 PM
  7. JMBasquiat's Avatar
    Where have You seen 950XL for $300?
    Amazon.
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    02-05-2017 01:31 PM
  8. raiderfan247365's Avatar
    And this is why myself, and others, grow tired of this forum. Do a google search. I'm not wanting this thread to turn into a variant version debate. Has. Anyone. Had. To. Replace. The. Glass. On. Their. 950. XL. Or. Knows. Where. A. Video. May. Be. Hidden. ?. There's nothing on YouTube but one in German for a 950. Not sure how it compares to the XL.
    Well, you asked for advice, so I advised that I wouldn't try a glass replacement as it is incredibly difficult, so...
    Ariel Takom and techiez like this.
    02-05-2017 02:35 PM
  9. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    Why don't you get it repaired in some random store for like 10$?

    Sent from mTalk
    02-05-2017 03:06 PM
  10. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Because it's a Lumia, I can't find a single place that will touch it. That I've contacted that is.
    02-05-2017 05:05 PM
  11. dov1978's Avatar
    It's near impossible to do successfully. I smashed the outer glass on my 950. Bought a replacement on eBay, bought the kit for removing the old glass and loca, bought replacement loca and a UV torch to cure it when replaced. Literally 5 mins into trying to remove the old glass and I'd shattered the LCD underneath too and I like to think I was very careful and confident to do it. Then I had the predicament you are in now or will be soon enough - Replace the whole LCD (which is much much easier) or replace the whole phone with a 2nd hand one as the price will be almost the same.

    As for videos or guides, there isn't many. I was using the German one you mentioned and another for a 1020 on youtube and 'winging it'
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    02-05-2017 05:24 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    https://www.palcotech.com/

    PALCO charges $185.00 for the screen repair.
    They do everything and warranty the repair.

    Palco has been the go to service place for Nokia or Microsoft Lumia phones for a long time.

    Here's a few phone sale offers on Swappa for repair to replacement cost comparisons:
    https://swappa.com/buy/microsoft-lum...pUvbUpU3624440


    Good luck.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 02-05-2017 at 06:10 PM.
    02-05-2017 05:57 PM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    See here.
    Guytronic and CarR9 like this.
    02-06-2017 01:11 AM
  14. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    The digitizer is glued to the outer glass and it amazingly fragile. Due to the high failure rate and difficulty of removing and rebonding the digitizer much less it surviving the removal from the LCD the "Glass Only" repair is not viable.

    Why do they sell it then? Because people are dishonest and your willing to buy.
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    02-06-2017 11:16 AM
  15. rory753's Avatar
    ...I ordered a new front glass only with LOCA, no videos to be found on its removal though...
    You've chosen the more difficult route. my only experience is with the lumia 640xl, and i'm actually pretty surprised at home similar the 2 phones are(950xl versus 640xl). I was in the same boat, in that i didn't want to spend a boatload of money on a new screen assembly for this rather low end phone. based on that experience, i would recommend replacing the whole assembly. since you already are getting just the screen, i suppose there's no harm in just diy'ing this, and if it doesn't work, send it to palco.

    It took about an hour for the 640xl, but i did it, and the items i needed are an amazon order away. for the 640xl while you need the screen, you'll also need something to pry, a suction cub, and also the adhesive tape. also, you'll need the proper torx wrench as well(i don't know the size).

    the biggest risk is that by not getting the screen to lay flat against the case, light will come in from the sides, and throw of the sensors, basically ruining glance screen.
    02-06-2017 11:28 AM
  16. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    There is a video in German on the 950. Is it safe to assume the same process is necessary for the 950 XL? I can't imaging the process is too dissimilar. Looking at what he did, it's a total pain in the ***, but not horrible.

    02-06-2017 12:40 PM
  17. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Well well I was wrong, forgive me, if you pause at 1:57 on that video it looks like the digitizer is glued to the LCD making the glass only repair feasible. This is a definite departure from the usual when it comes to Lumia phones. A couple of things worry me about the video. First being the amount to loca he used, it's almost certain he got glue into the sensors on the chin. Second was shadows on the bottom half of the screen after the repair. Third he forced the wire. If you try this yourself use heat enough to ensure the wire slides through the glue smoothly without burning the polarizing filter.
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    02-06-2017 03:18 PM
  18. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I was trying to repair some digitizer like this (but was actually a Sony) after like 4 hours I ended with the LCD broken too, the problem is the whole piece is glued, the frame where is glued is also very hard to handle it.

    As someone suggested, maybe if you take your device with the front glass they should charge you less.
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    02-06-2017 03:45 PM
  19. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    No one I called in Austin, TX will touch it. And I'm not mailing it off either. Absolute worst case I get an Elite X3. But I figure, looking at the video, a second set of hands would do wonders for getting the glue to stay warm. As for the amount of LOCA, I agree that he used a lot.
    02-06-2017 11:44 PM
  20. GF Wong's Avatar
    Well I cracked the screen on my 950 XL on Christmas day. The new phone now only costs half the price of when it was first launch. I called up the service center and asked about the repair cost. I was informed that the screen+display cost half the price of a new phone and I still need to pay for labor. I tried searching on eBay and the screen+display cost about the same as what the service center quoted.
    Is it possible to just to change the front screen and use back the old display. Have anyone successfully separated the screen from the display?
    02-07-2017 01:49 AM
  21. dov1978's Avatar
    It's honestly easier just to replace the whole LCD. The LCD comes with a frame etc too and you simply transfer the internals and rear casing to the new LCD/frame. The likelihood of successfully separating the front glass from the lcd screen is slim at best and then if you were successful I can bet the finish and usability will be far less quality than an entire new LCD unit
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    02-07-2017 05:55 AM
  22. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Again, I get that it's easier. Wasn't the point of my post but I appreciate the participation.
    02-07-2017 09:54 AM
  23. raiderfan247365's Avatar
    Let us know how it goes if you do end up replacing the glass!
    02-07-2017 12:22 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    I give you credit for trying this on your own. It looks like a delicate procedure that requires some experience. Have you repaired phones before? If so, you may be successful.
    Best of luck and let us know how it goes.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-07-2017 08:06 PM
  25. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I've done many repairs to personal devices, but never separating parts like this. Either way, if I break it I either buy a new phone or the full frame. No stress.
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    02-08-2017 01:38 PM
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