1. mdkdue's Avatar
    Hi



    Has anybody here attempted to replace the USB (flip) door on a Lumia 800 or N9?



    I need to change mine. Looking at the service manual it says that you just need to open it fully then pull it up and away from the phone. The thing is, i am hesitant to do this as it seems it requires quite alot of force and i am worried that i may end up breaking something deeper inside the phone.



    If anyone has any experience of this or maybe a link to a video showing it being done i would appreciate hearing from you.



    Thanks for reading.

    M

    .
    02-23-2012 05:27 AM
  2. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Just out of curiousity. How much did You have to pay for a replacement?

    Mine isn't broken, but I fear to do so on occasion when I disconnect it from the charger.

    I would try, gently, to do as described. Or look for the website that completely dismantled a Lumia, maybe they also took off the charging port flap.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    02-23-2012 06:25 AM
  3. mdkdue's Avatar
    Just out of curiousity. How much did You have to pay for a replacement?

    Mine isn't broken, but I fear to do so on occasion when I disconnect it from the charger.

    I would try, gently, to do as described. Or look for the website that completely dismantled a Lumia, maybe they also took off the charging port flap.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    I paid 4.99 on ebay...pretty steep i think for a small piece of plastic!

    Yeah i had a gentle go, but it didnt seem to want to budge at all.

    Regards
    02-23-2012 07:23 AM
  4. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    This is ironic, the only thing that he does not take apart on this video is the usb door :-S but at least you can get a good look at it.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    02-23-2012 12:35 PM
  5. mdkdue's Avatar
    Yeah I found that video! Was waiting for him to remove the door then it never happened :-(
    Oh well, I have read that you should use pliers to remove it, and once pulled out it cannot be replaced, only with a new one. Will give it a go I guess!

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    02-23-2012 12:42 PM
  6. welsbloke's Avatar
    The only thing that door has done for me is cut my finger... pretty deep too...
    02-23-2012 05:25 PM
  7. mdkdue's Avatar
    Oh, how did you manage to do that?
    02-23-2012 05:29 PM
  8. mdkdue's Avatar
    In case anyone is interested, i did this yesterday and it was as simple as anything. I opened the flap fully, then just used pliers to pull it off, needed a bit of force but it came off no problem. The new one just snapped straight into place, job done!

    Regards
    02-27-2012 04:06 AM
  9. paulheu's Avatar
    Nokia Care points are supposed to replace a broken USB door free of charge.

    So anything you pay (but the trip up and down) is too much..

    Paul
    03-16-2012 11:14 AM
  10. allibone's Avatar
    I went today and was quoted 80 to get a Nokia Care Point at CPW to fix it.
    07-07-2012 07:08 PM
  11. TheLastMumzy's Avatar
    I've replaced one on mine. You really have to pull hard on it to get it to pop off. Then the new one just snaps back in.
    07-07-2012 07:23 PM
  12. allibone's Avatar
    I've replaced one on mine. You really have to pull hard on it to get it to pop off. Then the new one just snaps back in.

    Where did you get the replacement? been trying online to get a Cyan one but to no avail.
    07-08-2012 05:20 PM
  13. vc-10's Avatar
    So, how easy is the flap to replace? Should I take it to the Carphone Warehouse, where I got it? It's a terrible design, who thought that a flap would be a good idea covering the charging port on a smartphone? Mine's lasted 8 months. Still a fantastic phone in every other respect!
    07-24-2012 04:43 PM
  14. MIZ SCANDALOUS's Avatar
    i wouldnt dare pay that much found one for 2.95 on ebay but i have absolutely no idea on how to fix it, has someone got a step by step guide to help maybe?
    12-28-2012 07:31 AM
  15. MIZ SCANDALOUS's Avatar
    Where did you get the replacement? been trying online to get a Cyan one but to no avail.
    Nokia Lumia 800 USB port Door cover Black | eBay
    12-28-2012 07:32 AM
  16. rendyhimawan's Avatar
    jmajid likes this.
    01-19-2013 06:52 AM
  17. Mellifluous's Avatar
    After vowing I wouldn't have this problem, I accidentally bent my 800 USB door last night.it still fits on fine but cosmetically doesn't look great. I guess I'm going to have to send off for several replacement doors from the web...

    It struck me that a nice way round this problem would be for a custom Nokia 800 case that is like the silicone case that comes with the Lumia 800, but rather than having a hole for the door just has a hole for the micro USB port and a separate hole for the earphone jack. That way the door could just be removed and no longer be an annoyance when charging.

    Anyone know if it's possible to get a company to make a custom shaped case?
    01-24-2013 08:08 AM
  18. smith_david1's Avatar
    in the video theres a little metal bar that pivots the cover door - I swear on my phone theres also a screw that holds it down. Also its ridiculously annoying that this has broken without any warning as I work in a dusty enviroment - thus now am uncontactable as i fear for dust ruining the port
    04-08-2013 03:14 AM
  19. jmajid's Avatar
    @rendyhimawan - thanks for the video... hopefully i wont have any issues in replacing this! :)
    04-15-2013 09:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD