1. Terrorizer's Avatar
    hi all, I recently upgraded from my nokia 521 to a nexus 5. The Nokia 521 is worth next to nothing at this point, and my lock button doesn't work well, but I hate to just throw it out. Does anyone have any ideas as to ways I can still get some kind of use out of it? I should mention after switching it no longer has cell service.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-22-2015 09:31 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    04-22-2015 10:30 PM
  3. plotsucker's Avatar
    gps sports tracker, music player, win10 preview
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-22-2015 10:55 PM
  4. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    Paperweight
    xandros9 and onysi like this.
    04-22-2015 11:13 PM
  5. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Playing catch
    04-22-2015 11:20 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Paperweight
    Playing catch
    Not really... The 52x series just keep chugging along. There are so many of them in the wild. What a shame to look at them as disposable when they can still offer a lot of function. Just putting Remote Viewfinder on one is totally worth it. Remote Viewfinder | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) (Looking at you sanjeet; never wanted a remote trigger for your 1020 camera???)

    How many little kids do you see clutching at their mom or dad's smartphone? Set one up with games and media and let the little buggers have their fun.

    The rush to clog landfills with valuable minerals and materials is a disgrace. Repurposing is cool, fun and helpful.
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-23-2015 10:59 AM
  7. Terrorizer's Avatar
    the power button stopped working? anyone know any easy fixes? I hate having to plug it in to get it to turn on
    04-25-2015 10:39 AM
  8. altafmahmood's Avatar
    The soldering must have broken. Try getting it to a care centre. as for a workaround plugging in is your only option
    04-25-2015 01:31 PM
  9. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Button can usually be fixed with a thin piece of plastic stuck between the top of the button and the casing, to hold it closer to the circuit board. It works, and somebody around here has written detailed instructions.
    Guytronic and xandros9 like this.
    04-25-2015 01:51 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I usually call it the shim trick... Here's a vid I often link. Never had to do this personally, but it is a known issue.

    Guytronic and xandros9 like this.
    04-25-2015 04:26 PM
  11. onysi's Avatar
    Media player/GPS/tracker/media player
    libra89 likes this.
    05-04-2015 03:14 PM

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