10-21-2015 08:18 AM
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  1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Thanks. I wasn't thinking of getting one but might if the oleophobic properties are better than the phone's naked screen. I was disappointed that my 1520 was less oleophobic than my 925 was.
    09-21-2014 03:14 PM
  2. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Thanks. I wasn't thinking of getting one but might if the oleophobic properties are better than the phone's naked screen. I was disappointed that my 1520 was less oleophobic than my 925 was.
    Yes - it is that good! The phone is much more enjoyable to use now because there are essentially no fingerprints at all. I literally have not wiped the phone with the microfiber cloth in three or four days! Before, I used to do that three or four times a day.
    09-21-2014 03:29 PM
  3. lipper2000's Avatar
    Yes - it is that good! The phone is much more enjoyable to use now because there are essentially no fingerprints at all. I literally have not wiped the phone with the microfiber cloth in three or four days! Before, I used to do that three or four times a day.

    My only issue with the inskin(or any of the glass protectors for that fact) is that there is an overhang due to the screen curvature. I'd imagine in a few months that will be filled with crap and not be ideal.
    09-22-2014 09:21 AM
  4. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    My only issue with the inskin(or any of the glass protectors for that fact) is that there is an overhang due to the screen curvature. I'd imagine in a few months that will be filled with crap and not be ideal.
    There is no overhang. The tempered glass screen protector's overall dimensions are smaller than the phone, so it does not overhang. The protector is actually quite firmly adhered to the digitizer along the perimeter where the glass curves down to meet the body of the phone. I've been using it about a week, and there is no lint or other debris anywhere whatsoever between the protector and the screen!
    09-22-2014 05:22 PM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Here is a guide to take this beast apart. :)

    https://www.ifixit.com/Document/1136/.pdf

    Honestly though, as much as I love to pull gadgets apart, I would pay the deductible for a replacement phone.
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    09-23-2014 09:22 AM
  6. ChristopherandCathy Scott's Avatar
    Oh this is just great!
    I found this site and viewed the video, explaining how it is virtually impossible to separate the lcd and digitizer, a little too late!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, i will CONFIRM!!!!!!!!!!
    I IS FRICKIN IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
    DO NOT TRY THIS! YOU WILL BE WASTING YOUR TIME, AS ALL YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH, IS RUINING YOUR LCD!
    AND THAT MY FRIEND'S, IS A PROMISE!
    If any one out there manages to be successful at this, i will be the first to kiss your A-double-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09-27-2014 05:18 AM
  7. SWH73's Avatar
    In the images you posted, there appears to be a gap or separation of the screen protector as the edges of the screen curve down. If you look at the pictures closely, there is a border of some kind in the close ups. What is that? In the shot for the front facing camera, the "border" seems to go right through the top part of the lens. Are you sure there's no separation, especially now that it has been over a month?

    Thanks for sharing the shots, I am thinking about getting a screen protector and am curious about this one from inskin.


    -S
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    11-09-2014 09:09 PM
  8. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    In the images you posted, there appears to be a gap or separation of the screen protector as the edges of the screen curve down. If you look at the pictures closely, there is a border of some kind in the close ups. What is that? In the shot for the front facing camera, the "border" seems to go right through the top part of the lens. Are you sure there's no separation, especially now that it has been over a month?

    Thanks for sharing the shots, I am thinking about getting a screen protector and am curious about this one from inskin.


    -S
    Still working great for me. I love this protector. There is, obviously, a slightly different color border around the perimeter of the device's screen due to the curvature of the glass, but this has not deteriorated nor become dirty, or discolored in any way. The protector looks exactly the same today as it did the months ago in the photos I posted. Photos are not affected by this at all. I still would recommend this protector.

    I've since added a soft case with a wrist strap modification that had proven to be very useful.
    11-11-2014 08:00 PM
  9. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Get a heat gun or a powerful hair dryer, some cheap black mobile tape and a can of air duster. It will take some time to replace it, but it can be done. Takes longer with a hair dryer, but you probably have one at home.
    A 1000 times this, there's no way you should disassemble a 1520 by brute force, I also have a shattered front glass (LCD and Digitizer works) and the part is coming in (slowly but surely since it's in Hong Kong...) The battery, the Front glass are glued together with mobile adhesive tape and according to some professionals, it's the hardest adhesive tapes they've ever removed from any phone.

    So either get a heatgun, a powerful hair dryer or buy an iFixit iOpener (pretty much a sac of heated rice I presume). You will have to pass the heat source multiple times before it'll come off, little by little peel it off but if you're stuck don't brute force it, just keep applying heat to it, and it'll come off easily.
    11-12-2014 08:16 AM
  10. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Oh this is just great!
    I found this site and viewed the video, explaining how it is virtually impossible to separate the lcd and digitizer, a little too late!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, i will CONFIRM!!!!!!!!!!
    I IS FRICKIN IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
    DO NOT TRY THIS! YOU WILL BE WASTING YOUR TIME, AS ALL YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH, IS RUINING YOUR LCD!
    AND THAT MY FRIEND'S, IS A PROMISE!
    If any one out there manages to be successful at this, i will be the first to kiss your A-double-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well prepare to kiss ;) lol jk I'm getting mine replaced as well, just waiting for the part to arrive.
    11-12-2014 08:17 AM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    A 1000 times this, there's no way you should disassemble a 1520 by brute force, I also have a shattered front glass (LCD and Digitizer works) and the part is coming in (slowly but surely since it's in Hong Kong...) The battery, the Front glass are glued together with mobile adhesive tape and according to some professionals, it's the hardest adhesive tapes they've ever removed from any phone.

    So either get a heatgun, a powerful hair dryer or buy an iFixit iOpener (pretty much a sac of heated rice I presume). You will have to pass the heat source multiple times before it'll come off, little by little peel it off but if you're stuck don't brute force it, just keep applying heat to it, and it'll come off easily.
    A heat gun provides a very high risk of damaging the LCD. The recommended repair, is to replace the whole assembly, since the glass, digitizer and LCD are all bonded together. The ONLY time you attempt to separate the glass from the other two is if you have a thermal machine that will properly heat up the assembly. We won't even discuss the cost of the machine. Then you have to have LOCA glue and a proper UV source, which will cost you a bit.

    For the normal consumer, it makes no sense to buy these machines for a one time repair. Either get insurance on your phone and use it if you break your phone, or take it to a repair center and pay for a new assembly. If nothing else, quit dropping your phone!

    For reference, I quoted a 1520 repair just a couple days ago at $235 installed.
    11-12-2014 09:48 AM
  12. anon9169769's Avatar
    A hair dryer is a very very bad idea. It will warp the screen and that will make it worse plus it will disfigure the side of the phone making it hard to put the screen on. I haven't tried this but common sense tells me if you are not officially certified to repair a phone then chances are its going to go wrong
    11-12-2014 10:15 AM
  13. SWH73's Avatar
    That's great news. Thank you for the update.

    Now for the most important question, where can I get a copy of that killer wallpaper that's on your Windows Phone after the display assembly was replaced?

    :-)

    PS - I've ordered the screen protector...
    11-13-2014 09:14 AM
  14. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    damn, just cracked mine as well ;(
    12-07-2014 07:45 PM
  15. S T1's Avatar
    JUST FYI, Microsoft Stores are AWESOME and very helpful. If you have ANY Lumia phns broken or malfunctioning, I'll try them 1st, BEFORE going to ATT or anyone else. I bought a used 1520 phn online(NOT from Microsoft store), and for some reason the NFC was not working on it, so MS store tested it and once was confirmed, they gave me a brand new phn in its replacement. All I had to buy was their $99 2 years warranty that covers ANYTHING/EVRYTHING except for theft. I just broke my 1520 screen and they will replace my phn for a brand new one again for only $50 right away, without waiting or sending it off. (i'm thinking to get the newer GREEN version ) (or just hold on to my broken screen phn till 1525/1530 comes out and ask them to replace it with NEW phn :-))
    Also, the best thing to do if you don't have a MS store in your mall/town, is to go on Ebay and buy a screen/digitizer assembly for $130 or so. its much easier and less headache to do that, than trying to separate the LCD and digitizer. I can assure you, 90% of the time you will break the LCD when you are trying to separate. its a very difficult job, without a very expensive and special tool. these 2 things are stuck together pretty good on 1520's. for me installation was very easy(however, i'm very good on repairing phns/electronics)
    recap:
    1st, try an "GO" to Microsoft Store near you(No phone calls, just go to their store)to see what they can do for you guys(AWESOME customer service)
    2nd, buy the entire screen assembly form Ebay or similar places. Do NOT pay more than $150(less is way better of course :-)). just search BING(google SUCKS) and find the cheapest.
    3rd: go to ATT and see what they can do for you(more likely NOTHING :-( or they are going to rip you off, with some crazy $$$$$$

    goodluck, ask me if you have any questions. I've done many screens for many brands.
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    12-08-2014 03:10 AM
  16. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    JUST FYI, Microsoft Stores are AWESOME and very helpful. If you have ANY Lumia phns broken or malfunctioning, I'll try them 1st, BEFORE going to ATT or anyone else. I bought a used 1520 phn online(NOT from Microsoft store), and for some reason the NFC was not working on it, so MS store tested it and once was confirmed, they gave me a brand new phn in its replacement. All I had to buy was their $99 2 years warranty that covers ANYTHING/EVRYTHING except for theft. I just broke my 1520 screen and they will replace my phn for a brand new one again for only $50 right away, without waiting or sending it off. (i'm thinking to get the newer GREEN version ) (or just hold on to my broken screen phn till 1525/1530 comes out and ask them to replace it with NEW phn :-))
    Also, the best thing to do if you don't have a MS store in your mall/town, is to go on Ebay and buy a screen/digitizer assembly for $130 or so. its much easier and less headache to do that, than trying to separate the LCD and digitizer. I can assure you, 90% of the time you will break the LCD when you are trying to separate. its a very difficult job, without a very expensive and special tool. these 2 things are stuck together pretty good on 1520's. for me installation was very easy(however, i'm very good on repairing phns/electronics)
    recap:
    1st, try an "GO" to Microsoft Store near you(No phone calls, just go to their store)to see what they can do for you guys(AWESOME customer service)
    2nd, buy the entire screen assembly form Ebay or similar places. Do NOT pay more than $150(less is way better of course :-)). just search BING(google SUCKS) and find the cheapest.
    3rd: go to ATT and see what they can do for you(more likely NOTHING :-( or they are going to rip you off, with some crazy $$$$$$

    goodluck, ask me if you have any questions. I've done many screens for many brands.
    I think I'll head over there, so they replaced your 1520 for just $50?
    12-08-2014 10:22 AM
  17. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    I just picked up my replacement from the Microsoft store, great customer service. A cute employee helped me get a yellow 1520 replaced for $150 +tax, $50 if I happen to break this phone from now on for a brand new one everytime. I'm not going to lie, it was weird seeing the employees using windows phone and how enthusiastic they were about the their phones, they were amazed by my green 1520 and my service rep had a nice Icon, I was also shown the Microsoft Band and they said they just got a bunch in stock. might have to go back and get myself an early Christmas gift. :D
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    12-08-2014 05:32 PM
  18. arch2angel5's Avatar
    I tried two Microsoft Store, but both said they do not replace anything which does not have an insurance. What you guys actually asked for so that it got replaced?
    01-02-2015 12:46 AM
  19. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    I tried two Microsoft Store, but both said they do not replace anything which does not have an insurance. What you guys actually asked for so that it got replaced?
    I asked the employee "I just got this 1520 two weeks ago *showed her my shattered screen* and they said they have a windows phone insurance for $100 that covers it but you have to pay $50 for a new phone, I instantly said yes" and they handed me a new 1520 in exchange for my shattered one
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    01-04-2015 07:36 PM
  20. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    I tried two Microsoft Store, but both said they do not replace anything which does not have an insurance. What you guys actually asked for so that it got replaced?
    photomagic-1-.jpg

    This is my receipt if you want to know exactly what their services were called
    Last edited by Killer BIGxyz; 01-04-2015 at 09:20 PM.
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    01-04-2015 08:20 PM
  21. gordonfink's Avatar
    That's amazing. I have one with a mic problem, and a small crack in the screen. If I can get the warranty for $99, and a new one for $49 after, that's a no-brainer.

    I wonder if you can buy the MS Complete warranty online?

    Thanks again for this info - will try to get to the store this week,
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    01-04-2015 09:20 PM
  22. Katie Thompson2's Avatar
    I was in the same boat. No insurance and a shattered screen. I sent it to Palco and they did a great job. However, when I received my phone from Palco, I had the famous two bright white spots on the screen. These were definitely not there before the repair. I sent it back to Palco since they have a 90 day warranty on their repairs. Phone was repaired and covered under their warranty, shipped back fast and is as good or better than new. Recommend Palco for a great job and fast turnaround.
    How much did palco cost? $200?
    05-10-2015 11:36 AM
  23. Steve Russell3's Avatar
    I put some clear Gorilla Tape over the one I purchased very cheap already broken . Digitizer works very well and now can find complete screen for around $70.00. Going to see if the price comes down in price . Have got $40.00 tied up in the phone now and trying to keep it to around $100.00 total . maybe a few months they will continue to drop in price. Purchased with idea I was going to replace digitizer , seems like it is more difficult than I thought. It is not my primary smart phone , have an LG G3 which is a great phone. Have always been an Android fan but may could be converted to a good windows phone if I get this thing up and running. I thinks Nokia could have really done well in the Android market sense they make such a great product. Now that Microsoft owns them , don't see it happening. Ideal phone would be a dual boot Android/Windows , dream on ! Love Nokia phones. I will eventually do something with this phone , too nice to throw in a drawer and forget about. Posting this on 10-18-2015 . Prices have dropped sense this thread was started . You can purchase a used 1520 for around $200.00 now. Perfect thing for me is find one with other problems and switch out the screen . Thanks for all the info folks !
    10-18-2015 01:46 PM
  24. philharmonik's Avatar
    I recently received my repaired phone from Palco... they did a very good job with the screen/digitzer replacement, and also apparently had to replace the back case for some reason. Mine had some scratches on the rear glass over the camera and the back cover was slightly scuffed. Both are now brand new and free of scratches. One thing, however, is that the volume rocker buttons are much closer to the case now, so that they are basically flush and cannot be easily distinguished without looking. A soft case is the only way I am able to feel the difference.

    Anyway, I spent a total of $250 for the rapir including insured shipping, so I wanted to get a screen protector offering the best protection for my repaired phone, and decided to install the Inskin tempered glass protector and I'm very, very impressed by this one!

    I used the hinge method to lay the protector over the phone, then taped it in place, removed the inner film and carefully placed it down. The fit and alignment is very good, there are no air bubbles at all, and the best part is that this thing has a much, much better oleophobic coating than the phone itself... there simply are no fingerprints whatsoever! Before, I used to feel like I was constantly wiping my phone down.

    Another benefit for me is that it is fully compatible with my ProClip dash mount card holder. The protector does not interfere with the tight grasp edges of the ProClip holder like my zagg shields used to. The zagg shields were more expensive too aoround $30 US, but the Inskin is a much better product. I highly recommend this protector!

    Ouch!
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    Looking better... with the new digitizer from Palco and the tempered glass screen protector in place
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    Close-ups (notice the excellent fit around the speaker)
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    And all comfortable and secure with a new soft case by Amzer
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    Thanks for watching and be careful out there with this slippery bugger!
    This looks really good. After nearly 2 years of ownership (1520) my screen shattered when I accidentally dropped it on my hardwood floor. Only about 2-3 foot fall. It landed flat, face first. I've dropped it a lot too! Landed just right I guess.

    I'm eligible for upgrade since I paid the phone off a while back (I'm on the Next program). My only concern is, will they let me upgrade to a 950XL when it is released? Does my 1520 have to be without damage?
    10-21-2015 08:18 AM
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