1. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Hey folks

    My 1520 camera failed 2 weeks ago.. the camera unit just switched off like a TV does, so when i booted the camera app, the screen was black. I returned it to the store who, after contacting their repairs said.. No it had to be returned to Nokia as Nokia are recalling any phone with a faulty camera.

    Anyway, got the phone back today and the salse guy showed me it had a new IMEI sticker and number on it, which he checked on the phone with *#06# and yes, they had changed the IMEI, yet the case of the phone is the same one.. it even still had my screen protector on and a scuff mark on the back case from changing covers.

    I know it is illegal to change a phones IMEI, So, if the 1520 outer shell is the same, have Nokia swapped the motherboard over.

    Thanks
    11-05-2014 10:57 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's most likely what happened.
    11-05-2014 10:59 AM
  3. aximtreo's Avatar
    Either swapped motherboard or sent you a refurb. Did you have any marking on your phone to identify it?
    11-05-2014 12:29 PM
  4. chuckdaly's Avatar
    UH OH!!!! I'm sending my 1520 back to Nokia this week and I had AT&T unlock it. I am not using T-Mobile. If they change my IMEI, then my phone will be relocked to AT&T. I'll be screwed.
    11-07-2014 11:43 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    UH OH!!!! I'm sending my 1520 back to Nokia this week and I had AT&T unlock it. I am not using T-Mobile. If they change my IMEI, then my phone will be relocked to AT&T. I'll be screwed.
    ​Not every repair requires a new motherboard... But start a dialog with the repair center just to be sure.
    11-07-2014 02:22 PM
  6. Loco5150's Avatar
    They swapped the motherboard, that happens alot. Nothing to be thinking about here.
    11-07-2014 02:38 PM

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