1. Eddie Mendoza's Avatar
    The digitizer only? It looks like the lcd is glued to it. Any way to do it? The cost difference is huge! 60$ vs 280$. Thanks !
    04-02-2014 09:02 AM
  2. jfa1's Avatar
    Is it reportedly extremely difficult to separate the screen from the digitizer and highly likely that you will mess up the digitizer in the process. You are probably much better off getting the whole assembly. Were you still under warranty or have insurance?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-02-2014 09:22 AM
  3. Eddie Mendoza's Avatar
    Im still under warranty but I dont think that covers the screen. And I couldn't get insurance due to my sister breaking her phone 3x last year lol
    04-02-2014 09:29 AM
  4. wildsdi's Avatar
    My 520 digitizer is broken.
    Can it be replaced or do I have to change the whole assembly?
    04-02-2014 09:52 AM
  5. oditius's Avatar
    My 520 digitizer is broken.
    Can it be replaced or do I have to change the whole assembly?
    At $60 for a new one, you have to ask yourself is it worth it?

    Buy Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T (Black) - Microsoft Store
    04-02-2014 04:44 PM
  6. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    My lumia shattered 15 min ago , can somebody give me link for original nokia screen digitizer ?
    04-02-2014 05:57 PM
  7. erzhik's Avatar
    It takes time, but the digitizer can be replaced if you are careful enough. I don't think it's any different from Lumia 1020 and others in assembly, so you might wanna watch a 1020 screen replacement videos. Then you can glue everything back together with a mobile glue tape.
    04-02-2014 07:22 PM
  8. Ordeith's Avatar
    My 520 digitizer is broken.
    Can it be replaced or do I have to change the whole assembly?
    The 520 is an easier repair. You can replace the glass only, you can get a replacement for about $10.
    you will need a heat gun and watch a few videos on the procedure if you are going to attempt yourself. Of course with new phones at $60 you will have to determine if your labor is worth the $45 or so you might save with a DIY repair.
    04-02-2014 07:33 PM
  9. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Damn
    Attached Thumbnails 2014-04-03-11.53.24.jpg  
    04-03-2014 06:15 AM
  10. hprvez's Avatar
    The digitizer only? It looks like the lcd is glued to it. Any way to do it? The cost difference is huge! 60$ vs 280$. Thanks !
    Yeah the reparation quality will also be huge, spend that money but don't buy the replacement on the internet you can always end up with a ****ty screen, regardless of price
    04-03-2014 08:00 AM
  11. Eddie Mendoza's Avatar
    Guess I may try to get the digitzer and replace it myself - anyone got a link to a good 1020 replacement guide? Ill just look up on youtube
    04-03-2014 09:32 AM
  12. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Guess I may try to get the digitzer and replace it myself - anyone got a link to a good 1020 replacement guide? Ill just look up on youtube
    Eddie , if u will successfully replace digitizer on your 1520 i will be glad if you can post here some tips and screen shoots of your replacement. Because i will also replace it by myself.
    04-03-2014 09:44 AM
  13. rbiasca's Avatar
    Tried to replace my digitizer and broke the LCD, sent it to palco and they put a new screen in for $195. I dropped the thing again and broke the digitizer again, I still have a new digitizer to put on if anybody here is succesfull, tips would help. The LCD and the digizer are bonded and the LCD is very fragile but they do come apart.
    04-03-2014 12:12 PM
  14. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Anybody know if the digitizer and LCD are glued over the entire surface or just on edges ?
    04-03-2014 12:23 PM
  15. edjr07's Avatar
    The back camera lens broke on my 1520 any chance that's a part I can order?
    04-03-2014 09:14 PM
  16. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    The whole time i was thinking i could replace digitizer by myself at home. But then...
    Attached Thumbnails asdasds.jpg  
    04-23-2014 04:43 PM
  17. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Is enough if i paste the digitizer only with double adhesive tape ? 2mm 3M Double Sided Adhesive Tape for Touch Screen Digitizer iPhone 4 5 iPad | eBay

    If i replace it with no problems i will make a video guide...
    04-25-2014 12:51 PM
  18. Kronus24's Avatar
    I guess it didn't go well, I'm still waiting on the video :)
    08-02-2014 03:56 PM
  19. xrs22's Avatar
    There's replacement parts you can order. I'll have to find the site where I got the earpiece for my 900. I have to replace my digitizer too only cause I tore the ribbon cable in the process. Its parts4repair.com
    08-02-2014 04:03 PM
  20. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    No i failed :D I think that is impossible , because one part on digitizer is glued with diffrent glue and on this part it wasnt possible to seperate digitizer. Then i bought a digitizer+lcd screen and i replace it successfully.
    08-03-2014 04:32 AM
  21. xrs22's Avatar
    If it just shattered the screen then heat gun the rest off and use some sort or epoxy and press a new glass screen on. It just takes some practice I guess.
    08-03-2014 01:27 PM
  22. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Shattered my 1520 this weekend. I'm just going to put it on eBay and get something out of it. Don't feel like messing around with those $30 digitizers. Seems too good to be true.
    08-03-2014 11:40 PM
  23. opusthecat's Avatar
    Forget it, it's a major undertaking to replace only the screen from the digitizer. I've had smartphones with glass fronts since 2008 and my 1520 is the first screen I've ever broken, and now I've done it TWICE! Many have been dropped and survived just fine, including my old 920 which was a tank. I think it's the fact that the screen is so large its easier to drop in the hands and also easier to break due to larger glass square area? Ive broken my 1520 screen twice now and will probably downgrade to the Icon/930 because of this...Palco repair is your best bet, they will even repair the back camera glass if you broke that for an extra $20 if I remember correctly.

    Oh and don't waste your money on insurance from ATT, they charge $8 a month but read the fine print and the deductible is $199 for this phone...guess what it costs to replace at Palco, $199, so in essence you are paying $8 a month to ATT for NOTHING! Such a rip-off.


    Sent from my iPad using WPCentral Forums
    08-04-2014 12:12 PM
  24. michail71's Avatar
    Yes, the AT&T insurance plans are terrible. They have a new multi device family plan that runs $40/month but it still costs $199 to use.
    08-04-2014 12:17 PM
  25. Jakoh's Avatar
    The Nokia of Old would have figured out a screen that doesn't shatter on one fall. Its really sad now that they just follow suit. Only Sony Ericsson seem to have a shatterproof screen.
    08-04-2014 01:08 PM

Similar Threads

  1. headphone issue on nokia lumia 1320
    By SANTOSH GADALE in forum Nokia Lumia 1320
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-13-2014, 01:32 AM
  2. I heard the case and screen guard of Nokia X came
    By cookie_csy in forum Nokia X
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-28-2014, 01:59 AM
  3. Call any number, send video messages with the latest Viber update for Windows Phone
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-10-2014, 01:03 PM
  4. T-Mobile backtracks on corporate discount removal for existing customers
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2014, 02:50 AM
  5. Microsoft readies to join the Internet of Things with Windows on Devices
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2014, 01:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD