1. Rasmus Klingenberg's Avatar
    Was late for class and took it out of the pocket too fast, resulting in my 1520 faceplanting the ground, which obviously broke the screen :/

    Touch seem to be broken also, so I probably also need a new digitizer. I've tried google, however I can't find any reasonably priced spare parts.

    Any tips?
    08-19-2014 01:56 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    Since the digitizer is the outermost layer of glass, hopefully that's all you need. Here's a search to start you out on Amazon:
    Amazon.com: lumia 1520 digitizer
    08-19-2014 02:00 PM
  3. Rasmus Klingenberg's Avatar
    How do I know if I the lcd screen is also broken? Display seems to work, but touch is broken.
    08-19-2014 02:03 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    If the LCD screen was broken you'd see black on the screen at/around the cracks. If the display looks fine with cracks in front of it, odds are that it's only the digitizer.
    cracked lcd - Bing Images
    08-19-2014 02:31 PM
  5. sjgore's Avatar
    A well timed thread, dropped my 1520 onto concrete today.

    Are the LCD and glass glued/bonded together on the 1520, or are they separate? Just wondering if I can replace literally just the glass. It makes a huge difference to the price.
    08-19-2014 04:03 PM
  6. switch side method's Avatar
    There are glued together and needs a special heating machine to warm the glue up to separate them. Not from experience but what I have heard. Can I give you an eBay link guys for a case that I use and its perfect. Check this link out


    Have it myself and its fantastic. Magnet lock and doubles as a stand
    08-19-2014 04:09 PM
  7. sjgore's Avatar
    Okay, so assuming it's glued and needs a complete LCD/glass unit, how easy is it to switch for the new one? The official Nokia service manual for the 1520 makes it sound very complicated, pretty much everything needs dismantling and taking apart to get to the screen.
    08-19-2014 04:33 PM
  8. switch side method's Avatar
    Personally... I wouldn't risk it. The glass and digitizer is around 200 and unless you have the actual screen machine I wouldn't recommend doing a D.I.Y job on it. Heard how someone tried to melt the glue with a hair dryer and warped the whole screen lol.
    08-19-2014 04:36 PM
  9. Rasmus Klingenberg's Avatar
    Last time I'm buying a Nokia Phone, while living in Denmark.

    Nokias Danish service partner wanted around 2200-2700dkk(350-400$) for a screen repair. Weird considering the price seems to be around 100 pounds in UK, which is less than half. Will have to bring it abroad to get it repaired :/
    08-20-2014 09:33 AM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    The only phone that I've heard of where the LCD and digitizer are bonded together is the 928. I'm not saying that this isn't the case with the 1520, just that I haven't heard of it. If you look on Amazon for the 928 screen, there is one seller that has only the digitizer, but most are selling the assembly. If you look for the 1520, there are several selling the digitizer by itself. This isn't a guarantee, but it suggests to me that the 1520 and the 928 are different in that respect. I've only changed two screens out, and neither was on a Lumia - both were HTC phones - so take this for what it is worth. If it were my 1520, given that I am mechanically and electronically inclined, I would buy the digitizer and change it. That's me - I don't know how inclined you are.
    08-20-2014 10:36 AM
  11. sjgore's Avatar
    I contacted Nokia this morning and they wanted 125 for a screen replacement, which includes next day courier pickup and delivery. Since screens on eBay start at 118, I thought it best just to let Nokia handle it.
    08-20-2014 02:03 PM
  12. Rasmus Klingenberg's Avatar
    I contacted Nokia this morning and they wanted 125 for a screen replacement, which includes next day courier pickup and delivery. Since screens on eBay start at 118, I thought it best just to let Nokia handle it.
    I assume your're in the UK, given your use of the punds symbol.

    Heard about that price a few times, which actually seems cheap given the ips display inside. However when contacting Nokia, they kept referring to their crappy service partner in my country. Will try to bring it abroad and find a cheaper care point when travelling next time.
    08-21-2014 11:26 AM
  13. sjgore's Avatar
    Yep, am in the UK.

    UPS picked the phone up next day as expected, I can now track the repair online.

    Pretty slick so far, it has to be said.
    08-22-2014 08:52 AM
  14. switch side method's Avatar
    That's a really good deal you got there. For a repair aswell
    08-22-2014 09:01 AM

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