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  1. jholso's Avatar
    Like the title says, has anyone here replaced the glass screen/digitizer combo with out the LCD? Its a lot cheaper ($50-$60 versus $220+) and my lcd is fine.

    I have disassembled many phones for repair so that part doesn't scare me, what worries me is no pictures/videos of anyone prying off the glass.

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    03-14-2014 01:37 PM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    My understanding is that the LCD is bonded to the glass/digitizer so it will take quite a bit of work getting them separated.

    Good luck if you do manage to get them apart. :)
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    03-14-2014 01:53 PM
  3. Vash88's Avatar
    Same here, I would really like to have one of this in my hand to check if it can be opened using a scalpel or a razor blade. Someone with a broken digitizer could at least try to open the screen (while taking a video :D ), since more harm couldn't be done.
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    03-27-2014 04:23 PM
  4. junglescope's Avatar
    Every store I've talked to has said it isn't possible.

    I say it is, because a part of the digitizer in the bottom corner of my broken phone has already broken off.
    But apparently, it's very easy to break the LCD by attempting to just take the glass off. Cheapest rates I've heard of were 200 at Palco Repair, and 240 from Nokia Care. Good Luck.

    P.S. I'm sending mine to Squaretrade tomorrow, so I guess I don't have to worry.
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    03-27-2014 10:53 PM
  5. Vash88's Avatar
    also the nexus 4 is very difficult but not impossible... well i'll wait sometime until anyone will manage to make a succesfull video on youtube, i'm not so bold :)
    03-28-2014 01:46 PM
  6. Talderon's Avatar
    also the nexus 4 is very difficult but not impossible... well i'll wait sometime until anyone will manage to make a succesfull video on youtube, i'm not so bold :)
    I REALLY doubt that anyone will make a vid of getting the LCD off the Digitizer. I would pay to get it fixed if I were you. DYI on this one isn't going to happen I fear.
    03-28-2014 06:53 PM
  7. Alexandria Witman's Avatar
    I saw a video of someone using a thin string. I would suggest fishing line.
    05-27-2014 02:13 PM
  8. o4komodo's Avatar
    My screen sadly just shattered as well... it wasn't even that bad of a drop.
    These things are much weaker than my 920---and I even had a small thin case on it. Very disappointed in the phone and myself.

    From everything I am reading it seems easier to just buy the unit for lcd/digitizer/screen unit for 180-200.
    I'm seeing several on eBay---but unsure of the quality.
    05-29-2014 12:12 AM
  9. Donny James's Avatar
    07-29-2014 09:05 PM
  10. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Like the title says, has anyone here replaced the glass screen/digitizer combo with out the LCD? Its a lot cheaper ($50-$60 versus $220+) and my lcd is fine.

    I have disassembled many phones for repair so that part doesn't scare me, what worries me is no pictures/videos of anyone prying off the glass.

    While it may be technically possible my phone guy wouldn't do it. Apparently it is really hard to do.

    I had to do the whole thing.
    07-29-2014 09:13 PM
  11. Ukk0's Avatar
    it is possible
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    Last edited by Ukk0; 09-04-2014 at 05:44 AM.
    09-04-2014 05:32 AM
  12. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    Ukko is that just the glass will touch work like it is there and how hard was it I have a LCD separator....plz get back need to know thanks
    09-13-2014 03:52 PM
  13. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    Is that just the glass and how hard was it
    09-13-2014 03:55 PM
  14. MDK22's Avatar
    The video (of Lumia 820 replacement) is irrelevant - the process for sealing LCD to digitizer / glass has changed since that device dropped.

    Pull the service manual for the Lumia 1520 (Google it, it's out there, I have it) - Nokia doesn't even recommend it. However, it'll break down what's what. It appears the full LCD / digitizer / screen assembly replacement is vey straightforward.

    IF you want to DIY, that's what I'd recommend, though the complete assembly is ~~ $160 to $180 (not saving very much).

    IF you manage to remove the glass screen / digitizer without damaging the LCD, the catch is putting them back together, the heat generated by the device subverts most adhesives - then you really have a problem ...

    Good Luck, let us know how you do !
    Last edited by MDK22; 09-13-2014 at 07:27 PM.
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    09-13-2014 06:21 PM
  15. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    I bought a Nokia 1520 off eBay I'm gonna give it a shot ....the LCD is good but touch is out I hear the digitizer on eBay won't work Idk but I'll get it this week will let you know how it goes ..
    09-14-2014 07:57 AM
  16. MDK22's Avatar
    I bought a Nokia 1520 off eBay I'm gonna give it a shot ....the LCD is good but touch is out I hear the digitizer on eBay won't work Idk but I'll get it this week will let you know how it goes ..
    Be extremely careful around the PROX sensor, any little bit of dust / glue / detritus will screw the phone.
    And, if you don't already know, you need a special heat-resistant adhesive to bond those together.

    Good Luck, waiting to hear how you do.
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    09-14-2014 10:28 AM
  17. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    Anyone know if the glass/digitizer work has anyone put 1 on a LCD and had success
    09-15-2014 08:06 AM
  18. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    I got the glass of easy but how to apply digitizer I can't get it to work on my 1520...and I have a s3 touch works but home button and back don't work any idea
    09-17-2014 05:23 PM
  19. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    I got the glass easy but can't get digitizer to work any ideas
    09-17-2014 05:24 PM
  20. 11B1P's Avatar
    My thought is the digitizer ribbon cable is damaged
    09-17-2014 09:38 PM
  21. Alysia Holland's Avatar
    Thanks...btw the Nokia glass came off easy like any other phone keep it hot I used wire then I had to get the digitizer off I kept my LCD in the frame so it was a lil hard to get the wire under but once it was it came off pretty easy to
    09-18-2014 07:33 AM
  22. allenyw's Avatar
    Every store I've talked to has said it isn't possible.

    Cheapest rates I've heard of were 200 at Palco Repair, and 240 from Nokia Care. Good Luck.
    I recently shattered the screen on my 1520 and am looking into getting it repaired. Has anyone had any good experiences with Palco?
    09-18-2014 01:45 PM
  23. Loco5150's Avatar
    Have you searched for the video's? I was checking for doing this with one broken 920. The digitizer+glass is bonded to the LCD with black mobile tape. It is possible to take it apart using heat (optimum temp 85c) I guess.

    Need to be very careful not to break the LCD.

    The cheap Chinese screens sold on eBay see missing functions like anti glare and whatnot.
    09-19-2014 02:07 AM
  24. Zoe Gracia's Avatar
    Alasia Holland i have a broken screen as well ,can you please tell me ,how did you do it???
    10-28-2014 11:07 PM
  25. gator46's Avatar
    Has anyone found out if you can replace only the broken glass digitizer on the Nokia 1520? My LCD is perfect but the glass cracked and I have a new digitizer but not sure how to go from there. I sure could use some help.
    11-20-2014 12:17 PM
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